The Adventures of Marco Polo
Was Marco Polo the world's greatest explorer -- or the world's greatest liar? Newbery Medalist Russell Freedman turns his eagle eye on the enigmatic Marco Polo in his most exciting biography yet.
He claimed to have seen rocks burn, bandits command sandstorms, lions tamed with a look, and sorcerers charm sharks while divers gathered pearls on the ocean floor. Marco Polo shook Europe with descriptions of the world he'd seen on his epic journey to the court of Kublai Khan.
But was Marco Polo the world's most accomplished explorer? Had he really seen the "Roof of the World" in Central Asia, and the "City of Heaven" in far-off China? Or was he a charlatan who saw nothing more than the conjurings of his inventive mind? Join Russell Freedman as he tackles a centuries-old mystery.
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Review: The Adventures Of Marco PoloUser Review - Amanda - Goodreads
This tells the story of Polo's adventures and journeys, as well as how “skeptics scoffed at Marco's stories.” It is text-heavy, so this would be more appropriate for older readers. On every page or ... Read full review
Review: The Adventures Of Marco PoloUser Review - Diana Haynes - Goodreads
I read this book for my junior book reading log. It is a biography. In this book, the author, Russell Freedman, uses the writings of Marco Polo to examine whether he really saw and went through some ... Read full review