Leonardo's Hand

Title

Leonardo's Hand

Authors

Warwick Downing

Publisher

Houghton Mifflin

Publication Year

2001

ISBN

9780618078936

Pages

208 pages

Genre

fantasy

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Finally in a foster home with a caring family, Nard, a thirteen-year-old orphan with only one hand, invents a human-powered flying machine with the assistance of the 500-year-old hand of Leonardo da Vinci.

Grade Level

3-5; 6-8

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Disability and Health; Foster care; Physical disability; foster teenager; foster home; foster family; congenital limb difference; missing hand

Main Character

male teenager

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

foster mother

Keywords

caseworker; pig farm; inventions; surgery; flight machine; mortgage; back problems; Colorado; Leonardo da Vinci

Diversity Impact

direct

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