Annal: 2003 Golden Kite Nonfiction Award

Results of the Golden Kite Award in the year 2003.

Book:Leonardo, Beautiful Dreamer

Leonardo, Beautiful Dreamer

Robert Byrd

Famous in his time as a painter, prankster, and philosopher, Leonardo da Vinci was also a musician, sculptor, and engineer for dukes, popes, and kings. What remains of his work - from futuristic designs and scientific inquiry to artwork of ethereal beauty - reveals the ambitious, unpredictable brilliance of a visionary, and a timeless dreamer.

Robert Byrd celebrates this passionate, playful genius in a glowing picture book replete with the richness and imagination of Leonardo’s own notebooks. Twenty lavish spreads, including side drawings, supplemental texts, and quotes from Leonardo’s writings, highlight distinct periods and make the master’s art, jokes, explorations, and inventions wonderfully vivid and accessible. A striking tribute to an irrepressible mind and to the potential within all who are curious.

Book:After The Last Dog Died

After The Last Dog Died: The True-Life, Hair-Raising Adventure Of Douglas Mawson And His 1911-1914 Antarctic Expedition

Carmen Bredeson

Douglas Mawson's 1911-1914 expedition to Antarctica started out as a dream come true. An Australian geology teacher turned polar explorer, Mawson was only 29 years old, and he was leading the first truly scientific expedition to the bottom of the world.

After the Last Dog Died presents one of the greatest survival stories of all time. Compelling text, historical photographs, and quotes from Douglas Mawson himself bringing his adventure to life.

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