• Title: Apprentice
  • Author: Pilar Molina Llorente Juan Ramón Alonso Robin Longshaw
  • ISBN: 9780785758013
  • Page: 197
  • Format: School & Library Binding
  • Apprentice In Renaissance Florence thirteen year old apprentice Arduino s dreams of being a painter are challenged after he discovers the extreme measures the Maestro Cosimo di Forl will take in the name of jea
    In Renaissance Florence, thirteen year old apprentice Arduino s dreams of being a painter are challenged after he discovers the extreme measures the Maestro Cosimo di Forl will take in the name of jealousy Arduino faces a decision that could cost him his only chance to realize his life s dream.

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    1. Given a challenge to read a book set in the Renaissance, I hit our school library card catalog hoping to find a few options for a quick read. I found one. One book set in the Renaissance. This book. So I read it. I'm sure it is one of those books that rarely gets checked out because the cover looks dated, and the story doesn't have dragons or vampires or a dystopian society or a clique of mean girls who get what's coming to them, and that's is a shame, because it is really a good story of a youn [...]

    2. Okay, I’ve seen this book on FOREVER, and have wanted to find a copy for ALMOST FOREVER. A few weeks back, I found it and paid three cents for it. :) #itpaystowaitThe Story.Arduino di Emilio di Antonio Neri is the son of a tailor. His father is the son of a tailor. His grandfather is the son of a tailor. He is from a family of tailors, and it is the expectation of all that he will be a tailor, too. Why, already his two older brothers are at work with their needles and thread, sewing garments [...]

    3. I was looking for a light, enjoyable book set on the Renaissance for middle schoolers in our classical school, and this fit the bill perfectly. Set in Florence, it follows a young boy who dreams of becoming an artist (though his family business is tailoring). His father reluctantly sets up an apprenticeship with a local maestro who doesn't actually teach much art at all due to the illness he is trying to hide from his clients. That's not all he is hiding. There's an even bigger secret in Maestro [...]

    4. I read this book aloud to my daughters. It won the 1994 Mildred L. Batchelder Award and is an ALA Notable Book.We all loved the book! This is a great historical fiction book for studying the Renaissance time period and how people became artists.Arduino, a young 13-year old boy, does not wish to become a tailor in the family business, so he leaves his home to become an apprentice for a local painter. Sadly, he is mistreated by his Master. He also discovers a secret that the Master is hiding, and [...]

    5. Read this one to my daughter for school. Translated from Italian, it tells the story of young Arduino, a boy who leaves his family to become apprentice to a master painter.These young people's historical novels don't always work - they're occasionally good on the detail but not so entertaining on the story side - but this one has it all.Mysterious noises coming from the attic, a vicious master painter who rules with a rod of iron and enough detail to make the world of Renaissance painting (and t [...]

    6. The Apprentice is a simple but charming story of a young boy’s dream to become a painter in Renaissance Italy. In order to achieve his dream, young Arduino must overcome challenges that test his courage, loyalty, and passion for painting. Throughout the story, the reader learns about the social customs and statuses during that time period among men and women, which make this story not only an entertaining read but also a possible book for an art history classroom. The illustrations add to the [...]

    7. A cute, sweet story that I read to ds. Read at the same time as The Second Mrs. Giaconda (about a servant of Leonardo da Vinci) and followed by I, Juan de Pareja (about a slave owned by Diego Velasquez)--gave a great picture of Renaissance Spain and Italy and the personalities of some of the great artists.

    8. My kids age 6 through 11 loved this book. They got very into it. This was a great read for kids studying the Renaissance. It helps put into perspective what it is like to be an apprentice from a kid's point of view during this time period. This book takes place in Florence, Italy, and follows the adventures of a boy named Arduino who wants to be a painter. Fun kids read!

    9. This is the fictional account of a young boy in Florence, Italy who has the dream of becoming a painter during the Renaissance. I really enjoyed the story and so did my children. You know a book is good when even the one who does not have to be listening will steal the book when I am done reading so she can read ahead. That happened with this book. A highly enjoyable, interesting book.

    10. I read this book with my fourth grade class. The Apprentice takes place in Renaissance Florence . It is the story of a young boy who becomes an apprentice to a well known master artist who is hiding a terrible secret. It is full of mystery and intrigue. Will Arduino prove to be brave and do what is right or will he succumb to his desire to be an artist at all costs?

    11. I enjoyed this short book. It's about a young boy who goes to live with a painter as an apprentice. The painter turns out to be cruel though and has a secret in the attic. There is a wonderful lesson in this book about freedom. I can't tell more or I'll give everything away. A good book for kids ages 9 and up.

    12. The apprentice is a good book. it starts of kind of slow but once it get going its fast. the storyline is exciting and at times it's like you are worried for the character. the reason i rated 4 stars instead of 5 is that it's short and at times i needed to re-read parts.

    13. This was a read aloud with my twin boys. They are pretty picky about books but they both enjoyed this story about a 13 year old boy who becomes an apprentice to a painter in Renaissance Florence Italy. It gave just enough detail of the time period while still keeping up a fast paced story.

    14. most of my students (those who actually read it, it didn't pull in the highly reluctant readers) enjoyed it. a little heavy handed with the moral, but it's for kids afterall so subtlety would be lost.

    15. we read this for home-schooling with Joshua. I would really give it a 3.5 rating. It was very good. Learning what life was like for a medievel apprentice to an Italian master painter was very interesting. And it was a very well-crafted story.

    16. Although fiction, this book provides a lot of insight into the life and times of Florence, Italy during the renaissance. We enjoyed the story for the lesson on patience and working toward your dreams.

    17. Exciting and mysterious historical fiction for children about a young boy, Arduino, who is apprenticed to a master painter in Renaissance Florence.

    18. A read-aloud for the kids, short and easy. They really enjoyed it. I thought it was a good account of life as an apprentice.

    19. I really enjoyed this book. Lots and twists and turns. Great historical fiction for children ages 9 & up, especially boys, interested in art.

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