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Colorful pages are decorated with Venetian and Mongolian artwork, with many photographs of artifacts, artwork and maps dominating each page. Easy to read text weaves the story of Marco Polo through accounts of the places which he visited. From his home in Italy, through all his travels to his visits to China, readers will enjoy learning about Marco Polo's accomplishments. 64 indexed pages, hardcover with dust jacket.
Format: Hardcover Number of Pages: 64 Vendor: Random House, Inc Publication Date: 2006
Dimensions: 9.50 X 6.75 (inches) ISBN: 0792258932 ISBN-13: 9780792258933 Availability: Available to ship on or about 04/11/14.
In a life of ceaseless exploration, Marco Polo pushed out the borders of his narrow medieval world.
Born in Venice in 1254, the young Marco Polo first met his father at age 15, when the elder Polo returned from a trading expedition to the East. The father's tales of the court of the Kublai Khan in China ignited a lifelong passion for adventure in the son.
The Polos set out for China in 1271, traveling through the Middle East, across the Gobi Desert, to Khanbaliq in China. The journey took four years. Kublai Khan took a great liking to Marco Polo, employing him as a spy throughout his vast empire. Marco traveled and observed the cultures of Sumatra, Sri Lanka, and India in this capacity. His notes later became one of the world's great travel books, The Description of the World.
Nick McCarty is an author and an award-winning scriptwriter for television and radio. He lives in London, England.
"This book...traces the life of Marco Polo in entertaining and educational fashion. The prose flows well and encourages readers to keep reading." Social Studies for Kids
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