Written by Tracey E. Fern
Illustrated by Pau Estrada

The Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence was a marvel of art, architecture, and engineering. But it lacked a finishing ornament, a crown--a dome! The city fathers had a solution: to invite the finest masters to compete for the chance to design a dome. When the rumors of this contest reached the ears of Filippo Brunelleschi, better known in Florence as Pippo the Fool, Pippo knew it was the chance he had been waiting for. "If I can win the contest, I will finally lose that nickname once and for all!"  

Absolutely wonderful —Pipo Brunelleschi steps from the pages with color, zest, and charm. 

ROSS KING, author of Brunelleschi's Dome: How a Renaissance Genious Reinvented Architecture

"Pippo the Fool" is a beautifully told story of one man's cleverness, determination, imagination and fulfillment. And in the accompanying illustrations, Pau Estrada skilfully employs all for, not only to superbly capture the events of over five centuries ago, but also in the process to create his own quietly monumental achievement.

DAVID MACAULAY, MacArthur Fellow and Caldecott medal author