KINDLE [The Second Mrs Giaconda]

  • Paperback
  • 160
  • The Second Mrs Giaconda
  • E.L. Konigsburg
  • English
  • 07 February 2020
  • 9780689821219

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The Second Mrs Giaconda Free download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Summary Í PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¹ E.L. Konigsburg E.L. Konigsburg ¹ 4 Read Why did Leonardo da Vinci lavish three years on painting the second wife of an unimportant merchant when all the nobles of Europe. You know it s tough when you re teaching a sixth grade IMG class and you read something that makes you start to tear up and you have to pretend you re not crying I loved this book I love Konigsburg in general but this i think is one the best and littliest known works by this great author This tale is a wonderful story with woven strands of history about Da Vinci braided into a fictional but fascinating possible account of who the Mona Lisa really is Highly recommend it

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The Second Mrs Giaconda Free download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Summary Í PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¹ E.L. Konigsburg E.L. Konigsburg ¹ 4 Read En the genius his morally uestionable young apprentice and a young duchess whose plain features belie the sensitivity of her soul. Italythe late 1400sI m impressed Konigsburg has given readers a brilliantly imagined narrative about a time a place a person and a painting I m left wondering why she didn t target adults instead of young readers The issues politics and personalities would mean to an older audienceWhile the Mona Lisa is used to build the story and neatly pull together the ending there are references to other paintings by daVinci notably The Last Supper and to a lesser extent Cecilia Gallerani lady with weasel Both of these paintings as well as others are reproduced at the end of this printing but the uality is exceptionally poor which is too bad I ll watch for a better editionA minor point but one I appreciate On pages 95 96 Konigsburg stresses responsibility and how it needs to be taken seriously in order to be a trustworthy adult This reflects my own beliefs and my frustration whenever I hear someone proclaiming that they have rights totally oblivious to the fact that along with rights we have responsibilitiesI don t know enough about da Vinci to comment on accuracyI guess I should pick up one of the several biographies of DaVinci that have been languishing on my shelves for far too long

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The Second Mrs Giaconda Free download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Summary Í PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¹ E.L. Konigsburg E.L. Konigsburg ¹ 4 Read Were begging for a portrait by his hand In E L Konigsburg's intriguing novel the answer lies with the complex relationship betwe. I wanted to like this children s book than I did because Konigsburg s From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs Basil E Frankweiler was one of my absolute favorites when I was a kid one I reread multiple times and one I ve given as a gift many timesMy main issue with this book though it has a great premise is that there s not enough characterization or even plot It also needs atmosphere and place and less straight telling In From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs Basil E Frankweiler I felt like I was in the museum with the two children Even if I d read this book as a child I don t think I would ve felt like I was in Italy with the main characterHowever as a kid I would ve been happy to see that the reproductions of the paintings mentioned in the book are included in the back That along with the tidbits about the paintings in the novel itself would probably get a young reader interested even in da VinciA side note I don t know why the cover says Giaconda when it is clearly written Gioconda on the title page and in the text