Michelangelo (Stanley book)

Michelangelo is a 2000 children's biography by Diane Stanley. It covers Michelangelo's life, from his childhood to his death.

AuthorDiane Stanley
IllustratorDiane Stanley
SubjectChildren's non-fiction literature, Biography, Renaissance art, Michelangelo
Published2000 (HarperCollins)
Publication placeUSA
Media typePrint (hardback)
Pages48 (unpaginated)



Reviews of Michelangelo include by Booklist that wrote "One of the most pleasing things about Stanley's books is the way her sturdy texts stand up to her strong artwork. That's particularly evident here .."[1] and the School Library Journal that stated "she (Stanley) has crafted a picture-book biography that is as readable as it is useful."[1] Kirkus Reviews in a star review wrote "she weaves all the major elements of Michelangelo’s long and astonishingly creative life into a compelling, anecdote-rich narrative .. This handsome, affordable, lavishly illustrated and wonderfully readable book has broad appeal."[2] and Publishers Weekly called it a "panoramic telling of his life story", concluding "The dislocating effect (Stanley's use of digital art composition) blemishes an otherwise outstanding work."[3]

The Horn Book Magazine review included "Stanley has indeed captured in both words and pictures the essence of Michelangelo, man of the Renaissance-sculptor, painter, architect."[4]

Awards and nominations

2001 Orbis Pictus Honor Book[5]
2001 Notable Social Studies Trade Books For Young People[6]


  1. ^ a b "Michelangelo". Buffalo and Erie County Public Library. Retrieved November 18, 2016.
  2. ^ "Michelangelo". Kirkus Reviews. Kirkus Media LLC. July 1, 2000. Retrieved November 18, 2016.
  3. ^ "Michelangelo". Publishers Weekly. PWxyz LLC. October 2, 2000. Retrieved November 18, 2016.
  4. ^ "Reviews". catalog.wccls.org. Retrieved November 18, 2016.
  5. ^ Lee Galda; Lauren A. Liang; Bernice E. Cullinan (2016). Literature and the Child. Cengage Learning. p. 178.
  6. ^ "Notable Social Studies Trade Books For Young People 2001: Biography" (PDF). Social Education (Supplement). National Council for the Social Studies: 3. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 29, 2016. Retrieved November 18, 2016.
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