The Adventures of Marco Polo

The Adventures of Marco Polo



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780439523943
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 10/01/2006
Edition description: 1ST
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 9.90(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile: 1270L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Russell Freedman is a nonfiction writer who prefers to be called a "factual author." He says that's because lots of people think "nonfiction" is less interesting and less important than fiction. Freedman tries to stamp out that myth with every book he writes.
Freedman chooses only topics that he is interested in and wants to learn more about. He likes to write about people in history who have character traits that stand out and make them memorable.

Freedman is the author of 44 books including Lincoln: A
Photobiography, for which he won the 1988 Newbery Medal; and
The Wright Brothers: How They Invented the Airplane, for which he won the 1992 Newbery Honor.

Linas Alsenas, 2001 Harvard University graduate in History of Art and Architecture, grew up with his two older siblings and two parents. Author of Peanut (2007) and Mrs. Claus Takes a Vacation (2006), Linas plans to continue writing and illustrating books for children and young adults. He currently lives in Sweden with his partner and their pet parrot named Oliver.

Bagram Ibatoulline was born in Russia and educated at the Moscow State Academic Art Institute. He has illustrated many books for children, including THE ADVENTURES OF MARCO POLO by Russell Freedman, and CROW CALL by Lois Lowry. Bagram lives in Gouldsboro, Pennsylvania.

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tiburon on LibraryThing 8 months ago
This is a very in-depth study of the life of explorer Marco Polo, complete with many reproductions of illustrations from throughout history. I like the 'parchment' look of the pages, and the great attention to detail. Illustrations provided by Bagram Ibatoulline, accompanied by archival period artwork.
amandacb on LibraryThing 8 months ago
This tells the story of Polo¿s adventures and journeys, as well as how ¿skeptics scoffed at Marco¿s stories.¿ It is text-heavy, so this would be more appropriate for older readers. On every page or every other page there is some kind of illustration, usually small. It is printed on heavy paper treated to look like parchment.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Adventures of Marco Polo is very interesting and not too long that it  just drags on.  This book come along with illustration that follow Marco's travels and paintings of certain  scenes from the book.  In short this book is a biography of Marco Polo's travels not so much  his life.  Since he didn't record much about his personal life.   During his travels he starts of in Venice, Italy from when he was born to about when he is nineteen when he first left Italy and went to what is now known as China.  It’s a good book for writing a report on explorers and different cultural experiences.  Marco Polo the famous explorer that lead others to explore like Christopher Columbus to America he originally thought it was Asia.  When Marco died he was considered “the man of a million lies,” which to this day is still being debated.  He wrote in his book The Description of the World  his travels and his findings from China.  Like “rocks that burned and pieces of paper as valuable as gold: “black lions” and snakes with legs; people who decorated their body with ink, and a king with 500 wives.”  This book tracks his adventure well and brings up other information from other source to give some light on the topic.  So in the end it tracks well gives a good history on the subject of Marco Polo and it has graphics to make it easier to understand and it’s not too long either.  
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This book is great it is one of the best books i have read. It is a DCF book!