No one wanted the “giant.” The hulking block of marble lay in the work yard, rained on, hacked at, and abandoned—until a young Michelangelo saw his David in it. This is the story of how a neglected, discarded stone became a masterpiece for all time. It is also a story about art—about an artist’s vision and process, and about the ways in which we humans see ourselves reflected in art.
Jane Sutcliffe is the author of Leonardo’s Monster (Pelican, 2010) and The Attack on Pearl Harbor (Capstone, 2006), as well as nearly two dozen biographies in the History Maker Bios series and the On My Own Biography series from Lerner…. More about Jane Sutcliffe
Hardcover | $16.95
Published by Charlesbridge Apr 08, 2014| 32 Pages| 8-1/2 x 11| 6-9 years| ISBN 9781580892957