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Pippo the Fool

Pippo the Fool 1

by Tracey E. Fern and Pau Estrada
Paperback
Age range: 7 to 8 years old Publication Date: 01/01/2014
5/5 Rating 1 Reviews
RRP  $19.75 $19.50
"Was Pippo the Fool really Pippo the Genius? The Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence was a marvel of art, architecture, and engineering. But it lacked a finishing ornament, a crown--a dome! The city fathers had a solution- to invite the finest masters to compete for the chance to design a dome. The rumors of this contest reached the ears of Filippo Brunelleschi, better known in Florence as Pippo the Fool. As soon as he heard about the contest, Pippo knew it was the chance he had been waiting for. "If I can win the contest, I will finally lose that nickname once and for all!" This book tells the story of the construction of an architectural masterpiece--Brunelleschi's Dome. Tracey E. Fern depicts Pippo's prickly personality with humor and warmth, and Pau Estrada's richly detailed illustrations bring Renaissance Florence to life. An excellent way to introduce kids to an important moment in Western engineering and history."
ISBN:
9781570917936
9781570917936
Category:
Children's / Teenage fiction & true stories
Age range:
7 to 8 years old
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
01-01-2014
Language:
English
Publisher:
Charlesbridge Publishing, Incorporated
Country of origin:
United States
Dimensions (mm):
278x215x5mm
Weight:
0.27kg

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating

5 / 5 (1 Ratings)
  • Making history fun

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    My 8 year old daughter really loved this for her homeschool. Delightfully illustrated and held her attention which is no easy feat!