Leonardo's Hand

Leonardo s Hand Leonard Smith called Nard turns out to be the kind of boy who surprises everyone including himself An orphan with only one hand Nard is used to bouncing from one foster home to the next Then he mo

  • Title: Leonardo's Hand
  • Author: Wick Downing
  • ISBN: 9780618078936
  • Page: 125
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Leonard Smith, called Nard, turns out to be the kind of boy who surprises everyone, including himself An orphan with only one hand, Nard is used to bouncing from one foster home to the next Then he moves out to the Swedenborge farm A relic from the past, the old homestead is stuck in the center of a wealthy suburb Life there is hard, with crazy Farley concocting wildLeonard Smith, called Nard, turns out to be the kind of boy who surprises everyone, including himself An orphan with only one hand, Nard is used to bouncing from one foster home to the next Then he moves out to the Swedenborge farm A relic from the past, the old homestead is stuck in the center of a wealthy suburb Life there is hard, with crazy Farley concocting wild, drunken schemes and neighborhood rich kids terrorizing the place, hoping to drive them out But Anna is the mother Nard never had, and it s there that he meets Anna s granddaughter, Julie, as well as an unusual and mysterious kindred spirit who happens to be than five hundred years old This unlikely trio enter an inventors contest, hoping to solve their own problems paying Julie s huge medical bills and saving the farm from land developers Then Nard gets greedy and wants everything for himself His is the largest problem of all Leonardo s Hand is a magical and unforgettable novel about a boy s search for a place to call home.

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    About “Wick Downing”

    1. Wick Downing

      Wick Downing has been in the business of writing for a long time His first novel was published in 1974, by Saturday Review Press, which at that time was a division of E P Dutton Co The hard cover edition cost 5.95 His early work was mystery and suspense and brought him some great press Charles Willeford, a legendary reviewer for The Miami Herald, rated two of his first three novels as among the ten best mysteries of the year Major newspapers everywhere, from California to Colorado to be expected Downing is from Denver to the New York Times, wrote glowing reviews of his work Foreign publication rights were sold to major publishing houses in France, Germany, Italy and Denmark, and the books sold abroad He thought he was launched But it didn t happen that way No movie deals, no block buster best sellers, and the money that trickled in wasn t enough to feed him and his family Fortunately, he had another occupation to fall back on law In the 90s, after a stint as District Attorney in rural Colorado, he turned to courtroom drama Of those four novels, three won the Colorado Author s League Top Hand Award, and two were nominated for the Colorado Book Award He also wrote a novel for young readers titled Kid Curry s Last Ride Orchard Books , a Richard Jackson Imprint, published in paper back by HarperCollins Leonardo s Hand is also a book for young readers Downing continues to write The one thing in his life about which he is deadly serious is the craft of fiction.

    737 thoughts on “Leonardo's Hand”

    1. A homeless boy is adopted by an interesting "family". He's always been smart (descendant from Leonardo da Vinci, the boy was born without a left hand)and meet some special challenges to help his new family da Vinci's disembodied left hand exists in this story, befriending the boy and making drawings from him. (weird)





    2. The concept of this book was a little out there, but I thought it was a good story.2009 Fall Challenge category: unfinished category - body part in title


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