Who Was Marco Polo? (Who Was?)

by Joan Holub (Author) John O'Brien (Illustrator)

Who Was Marco Polo? (Who Was?)
Reading Level: 4th – 5th Grade
Series: Who Was?
Marco Polo was seventeen when he set out for China . . . and forty-one when he came back! More than seven hundred years ago, Marco Polo traveled from the medieval city of Venice to the fabled kingdom of the great Kublai Khan, seeing new sights and riches that no Westerner had ever before witnessed. But did Marco Polo experience the things he wrote about . . . or was it all made-up? Young readers are presented with the facts in this entertaining, highly readable Who Was . . . ? biography with black-and-white artwork by John O?Brien.
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Joan Holub
JOAN HOLUB has written and/or illustrated over 70 books for children, including the popular Step into Reading title "Shampoodle."
DAVID GORDON has has written and illustrated many children's books, among them "Hansel and Diesel, The Three Little Rigs, The Ugly Truckling, " and "Smitten." He is also a contributing illustrators to Jon Scieszka's "New York Times" bestselling series, "Trucktown." David has art directed and/or worked on visual development, layout, and character design for numerous production companies from Lucasfilm to Pixar.
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Penguin Workshop
Publication date
July 20, 2007
Who Was?
BISAC categories
JNF007020 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Historical
Library of Congress categories
Description and travel
Polo, Marco
Travel, Medieval

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