Marshall Cavendish, 2008 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 58 pages
Many people say Marco Polo was the greatest explorer that ever lived, traveling 33, miles by land and sea from Venice, Italy, to modern-day Beijing, China. His famous book, The Travels of Marco Polo, indicates that he was a man of extraordinary bravery, brilliance, and strength. With his uncle and father, he traveled across Turkey, Armenia, the Middle East, the rugged mountains of Afghanistan, and the hot Taklimakan Desert before finally reaching China in 1275. Welcomed by the great emperor Kublai Khan, Marco Polo was amazed by the inventions, riches, and religious tolerance of the great Khan's kingdom, where Marco remained for the next 2 years.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - SalemSmith - LibraryThing
I would probably use this book in grade 5 to teach in a World Geography Class. With this book, students can learn about the adventures of Marco Polo in the 13th and 14th centuries. While reading this ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - kmmoore - LibraryThing
Demi tells her readers about the life of one of the world’s greatest explorers, Marco Polo. Polo is known for brining Eastern culture and goods to the West in the late 13th early 14th centuries. Many ... Read full review