The Story of Marco Polo

The Story of Marco Polo

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"Climb into the saddle of one of Marco Polo's pack horses, and begin an epic journey across the wilds of Central Asia. Tackle jagged mountains, deep ravines, haunted deserts, bandits, and highwaymen as you travel along the ancient silk road. Pay homage at the court of Mongol emperor Kublai Khan, the greatest ruler in the world. Follow Marco Polo's expedition stage by stage, and read about his many true-life adventures." --Page [4] of cover.
Publisher: [Brighton, England] :, Book House, an imprint of The Salariya Book Company Ltd.,, 2017.
ISBN: 9781910706916
1910706914
Characteristics: 32 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 29 cm.
Additional Contributors: Bergin, Mark 1961-- Illustrator
Contents: Marco Polo's home town: late 13th to early 14th-century Venice
International trade: The Silk Road and the Spice Route
Mongol lords of Asia: Mongol warfare and civilization
The adventure begins: the journey to Jerusalem and the MIddle East
Strange voices: travelers' tales about people and places
Tents and palaces: the splendors of Khan's court
Kublai Khan: Kublai Khan's huge empire
Chinese lands: Polo's travels throughout China
City of Heaven: Polo's tour of magnificent Kinsai
Southeast Asia. Mysteries and marvels in neighboring lands
The journey home: the Polos return home after 24 hours
What happened next? Events after Marco Polo's travels.
Summary: "Climb into the saddle of one of Marco Polo's pack horses, and begin an epic journey across the wilds of Central Asia. Tackle jagged mountains, deep ravines, haunted deserts, bandits, and highwaymen as you travel along the ancient silk road. Pay homage at the court of Mongol emperor Kublai Khan, the greatest ruler in the world. Follow Marco Polo's expedition stage by stage, and read about his many true-life adventures." --Page [4] of cover.

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