A biography of the thirteenth-century Venetian explorer whose book about his travels across Asia and work for Kubla Khan helped to launch the Age of Exploration.
About the Author
Michael Burgan has written numerous books for children and young adults during his nearly 20 years as a freelance writer. Many of his books have focused on U.S. history, geography, and the lives of world leaders. Michael has won several awards for his writing, and his graphic novel version of the classic tale Frankenstein (Stone Arch Books) was a Junior Library Guild selection. Michael graduated from the University of Connecticut with a bachelor’s degree in history.He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with his cat, Callie.
Table of Contents
Explorer of Asia A cityand familyof traders Into Mongol lands Contact between Asia and Western Europe Marco's adventure begins Through the Middle East and beyond Servant of the Great Khan Going home Soldier, prisoner, merchant Marco Polo today.