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Pippo the Fool
by Tracey E. Fern and Pau Estrada


Overview - 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.  Read more...


 
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Overview
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.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781570916557
  • ISBN-10: 1570916551
  • Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing
  • Publish Date: February 2009
  • Page Count: 48
  • Reading Level: Ages 5-8
  • Dimensions: 11 x 8.6 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds

Series: Junior Library Guild Selection

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