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A Great Book on Marco Polo

14 Jun

If you are looking for a great book about Marco Polo to read to the kids,

then this is one that I’d recommend –

 “The Adventures of Marco Polo”

by Russell Freedman.

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It’s not a simplistic summary for the youngest crowd

or a complex reading like the original “Travels of Marco Polo”.

It’s a book that I would consider a ‘just right’ read.

Not too little and not too much.

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I really loved that the book seamlessly incorporates direct quotes from the original “Travels of Marco Polo” into the text.

And the illustrations are lovely as well.

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If you read about Marco Polo while studying Ancient China,

you’ll gain a greater appreciation for Marco’s dying words,

“I have only told the half of what I saw”.

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Marco Polo’s story is fascinating.

If you haven’t stopped to study him, make sure to take some time to read about him.

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Posted by on June 14, 2015 in History, My Library

 

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