The Adventures of Marco Polo

The Adventures of Marco Polo

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Baker & Taylor
A look at the life of Marco Polo.

Scholastic
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.

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.

Baker
& Taylor

Using the facts and myths of his own stories and the accounts of the time, presents the case for and against the truth of Marco Polo's great tales of exploration.
Using the facts and myths of his own stories and the accounts of the time, the case for and against the truth of Marco Polo's great tales of exploration are presented in this informative guide with colorful maps and illustrations.

Publisher: New York : A.A. Levine Books, 2006
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780439523950
0439523958
9780439523943
043952394X
Branch Call Number: 910.4 F8757a 2006 CHILD
Characteristics: 63 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 27 cm

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