Who was Marco Polo? Was he a merchant? A spy for the Chinese? The author of a travel book that inspired Christopher Columbus? He was all of these and more! Learn all about Marco Polo and his life, from the time he was born, to his twenty-four years in China, to his time in jail, up until his death! Filled with fun facts about the explorer and also of the times, this book is jam packed with loads of information that may truly surprise you.
Marco Polo was seventeen when he set out for China . . . and forty-one when he came back! More than seven hundred years ago, Marco Polo traveled from the medieval city of Venice to the fabled kingdom of the great Kublai Khan, seeing new sights and riches that no Westerner had ever before witnessed. But did Marco Polo experience the things he wrote about . . . or was it all made-up? Young readers are presented with the facts in this entertaining, highly readable Who Was . . . ? biography with black-and-white artwork by John O?Brien.
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