Marco Polo


Author Bankston, John
Binding Library Bound
Copyright 2014
Dewey Number 910.92
Dimensions 6.5 x 9.25
Features full-color photos, ancient craft, ancient recipe, historical timeline, further reading, chronology, works consulted, glossary, index
Interest Level Intermediate, Middle
Reading Level 4.4
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Series Junior Biography from Ancient Civilizations Set 1
Series ISBN 9781612284408
Pages 48
Subject Marco, Medieval, Asia, Explorers, Polo, Travel

Marco Polo

Marco Polo was 17 the first time he saw his father. Soon after, he joined his father and uncle on a trip from Marco s hometown of Venice, Italy, to China. In the 1200s, that journey took several years and the three travelers faced many hazards. Once he arrived, Marco impressed the country s powerful leader Kublai Khan enough to become an ambassador and governor. He spent years crisscrossing China, then known as Cathay, in the Khan s service. He finally returned home, but a few years later he was imprisoned during a conflict between Venice and Genoa. During his imprisonment, he wrote a book that described places and sights few Europeans knew even existed and changed their view of the world forever.

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