Marco Polo

Marco Polo Many people say Marco Polo was the greatest explorer that ever lived traveling miles by land and sea from Venice Italy to modern day Beijing China His famous book The Travels of Marco Polo i

  • Title: Marco Polo
  • Author: Demi
  • ISBN: 9780761454335
  • Page: 281
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Many people say Marco Polo was the greatest explorer that ever lived, traveling 33, miles by land and sea from Venice, Italy, to modern day Beijing, China His famous book, The Travels of Marco Polo, indicates that he was a man of extraordinary bravery, brilliance, and strength With his uncle and father, he traveled across Turkey, Armenia, the Middle East, the rugged mounMany people say Marco Polo was the greatest explorer that ever lived, traveling 33, miles by land and sea from Venice, Italy, to modern day Beijing, China His famous book, The Travels of Marco Polo, indicates that he was a man of extraordinary bravery, brilliance, and strength With his uncle and father, he traveled across Turkey, Armenia, the Middle East, the rugged mountains of Afghanistan, and the hot Taklimakan Desert before finally reaching China in 1275 Welcomed by the great emperor Kublai Khan, Marco Polo was amazed by the inventions, riches, and religious tolerance of the great Khan s kingdom, where Marco remained for the next 2 years.

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    1. "This elegant, scholarly picture-book biography brings the explorer's fantastic journey to life." -School Library Journal. This is another beautiful Demi book. She covers the Marco Polo story so beautifully, moving from Venice to China on the Silk Road,and than back to Venice,half a lifetime later,a journey full of wonders,danger, and adventures. After reading Demi's book, I really want to read the classic "The Travels of Marco Polo", which became a medieval best-seller, and copies were translat [...]

    2. I'm not surprised that I love this book. Demi's illustrations are so unique to me and provide so much to look at. While at this time this is much longer than what I'd read at one sitting with my girls, it's fun to come back and pick it up again and let everything soak in. We are planning to homeschool and after reading this one on Marco Polo, I went on to find several on the bargain section of and just doubled our Demi section in our personal home library. I think I'm going to have to try to ow [...]

    3. Gives a fascinating account of Marco Polo's journey to China and all the wonders he saw along the way. The book style is too choppy to match the glorious elegance of the magnificent illustrations, and I would have liked more information in the text as well. Marco Polo's fantastic account was, according to Demi's story, often not believed, and the meticulously paintings lend credibility to the story. The richly gilded illustrations are wonderful--I just wanted the text to be wonderful, too, inste [...]

    4. I was surprised by how much my children liked this book. It's a retelling of Marco Polo's adventures with gorgeous pictures. I thought we would read it once and be done, but I was asked to read it over and over again.

    5. Visually stunning book that recounts Marco Polo's 24-year expedition to China. Appropriate for grades 4-7.

    6. the writing does not begin to do justice to the the illustrations. The illustrations are a full five stars, but the writing. it's just too bad. Even so, it's almost worth keeping the whole book for the illuminated map in the back.*specifically, there's a real issue with the way this narrator slips in and out of questioning Polo's journals- so, for instance, seeing noah's arc on a mountain is presented as fact, but unicorns are corrected to rhinos. If there was no correction, and this was just Po [...]

    7. The amazing life of the first world traveler, chronicled with exquisitely detailed illustrations and well-crafted vignettes of Marco Millions’ marvelous adventures.

    8. Fun quick readeverything you need to know in less than 10 minutes As a fan of the show yes it's worth reading as to understand some of the story in more detail.

    9. Marco Polo by Demi is one of her many picture book biographies. Demi is the author and illustrator, her work received many awards among them the Christopher Award which recognizes individuals who make a positive difference. Demi use Chinese inks and gold overlays. Inside jacket page is adorned with Persian tapestry design with gold, blues and rust. The Author's note page is trimmed with camel borders each with a Persian blanket every one a different design. Demi goes in great detail with the tra [...]

    10. Inside Cover: Many people say Marco Polo was the greatest explorer that ever lived, traveling 33,000 miles by land and sea from Venice, Italy, to what today is known as Beijing, China. His famous book, "The Travels of Marco Polo," indicates that he was a man of extraordinary bravery, brilliance, and strength. With his uncle and father, he traveled across Turkey, Armenia, the Middle East, the rugged mountains of Afghanistan, and the infernally hot Taklimakan Desert before finally reaching China i [...]

    11. We read this book as part of our homeschool studies of the Middle Ages. There are parts that are funny and interesting, giving a real flavor of who Marco Polo was and the wild experiences he had. And then there are several chunks of the book that read like a catalog of people & places, as though the author was just trying to make sure that every place Marco Polo ever visited was included in the story. I can work with that. It makes for excellent map work, and, if you pull out an extra map to [...]

    12. We read half of this book on one evening, but then put it aside for over a week. Then we realized that we hadn't finished it yet. It' was a good overview of Marco Polo's life and Demi's illustrations are just as wonderful as we've come to expect. Our youngest daughter believes we're overdoing the Marco Polo story, since we've read several books about his life recently, but I am fascinated by his adventures. And she did study him in school, so I was just trying to supplement the information she's [...]

    13. This is another beautiful Demi book. She covers the Marco Polo story beautifully moving from Venice to China on the Silk Road. They traveled through the Holy Land, Armenia, Istanbul, Persia, Arabia and finally China. The great kingdom of Kublai Khan is a wonderful sight to behold and Marco Polo brings the story back to Venice and it is finally written down by a literate fellow prisoner during a war between Venice and Genoa when they were warring against each other. Demi makes the most of this st [...]

    14. I found this book when I was working at the library, and decided to pick it up for the heck of it. I've always been such a huge fan of Marco Polo; I mean, how often do you get to go on an adventure where you see all these amazing things, travel through strange, new lands, but have no one believe you. I enjoyed every minute of this book, both the creative descriptions and the vivid illustrations, and I'm definitely going to be looking into more books about Marco Polo and his great adventures thro [...]

    15. The life and times of Marco Polo, his father and uncle on their twenty-four year journey to China and its wonders and back.Well written, quick paced and beautifully illustrated. The words and the pictures worked together to give you the whole story. Pretty nice flow of the story and it didn’t gloss too much over facts. You just got them straight. Even after all these years the illustrations give a sense of the exoticness that the world must have felt with Marco Polo’s journey. Perfect for se [...]

    16. Demi turns Marco Polo’s story into a travel book of sorts. The majority of the two-page spreads introduce the reader to different parts of the world that Polo “discovered” as a European, while also telling his story. She uses only one quotation from Polo at the end of the story – his remarks to the priest serving last rites as Polo lay dying – that brings the character suddenly to life and gives his true story legendary flair.

    17. It's hard to believe that fifty-six pages of 700 year old travel details could consistently engross two seven and nine year old girls. Hard to believe, but, in the case of this beautifully illustrated and mesmerizing window to the world, nothing but the truth.You can listen in on our chat about this book on ourJust One More Book! Children's Book Podcast.

    18. For myself, I'd give this three stars, but since my kids liked it so much, I'm giving it four. The parts they liked best involved Marco Polo's descriptions of animals. Their especial favorite was the description of a rhinoceros: "a very ugly unicorn that looked like a pig."I'm not certain my kids have a broad sense of Marco Polo's place in history after reading this book, but they've got a start. And it was a fun book to read aloud to them.

    19. Fabulous and beautiful book! All of the gold overlay on the illustrations made every page a joy! I want to read everything I can find now on Marco Polo. How cool to find out that Marco Polo was more than the game we used to play in the swimming pool when I was a kid! Fascinating young man. Wish I could go back in time and spend a few days with him!

    20. This picture book biography never engaged me, but it did give me a desire to read a more thorough book about the explorer. Even Demi's complex illustrations failed to charm me. Polo's life was exciting and thrilling, too large and eventful to be summed up in such a short narrative. I would not recommend this except to the most devout Demi fan.

    21. I love Demi, and was worried that this might be a little over the head of my very inquisitive 5 year old. But she sat through the whole book, very interested in the beautiful illustrations and maybe only partially understanding how phenomenal a life Polo led.

    22. Its a beautifully illustrated book with very accurate history, but neither cat nor dog. It is too long and general for a real read-aloud (15 min?) and too short and shallow for a young in depth reader.

    23. Having just dissed a Demi book, it's a delight to praise this one. Beautifully told and gloriously illustrated, this is the sort of book that I treasure--a children's biography that will appeal to CHILDREN!

    24. Demi's works are imbued with a vivid depth, grace, and warmth, with illustrations both magically exotic and familiar, and they are well written, informative and engaging. I adore these biographies.

    25. Read in conjunction with Story of the World, Vol. IIThe best picture book on Marco Polo we found. The care that went into the design and illustrations is incredible and really added to the exotic themes of his travel story.

    26. I read this with my children for homeschool, and we all enjoyed it.It opened up many opportunities for research and discussion.I wish it would have had a little more detail of places Marco travelled - explanations of where the ancient cities and countries are, and what they are called now.

    27. Simplified brief biography of Marco PoloI learned a lot about Marco Polo. I was struck by how advanced and wealthy China and the far east were 700 years ago. The Kindle version had very small text.

    28. Full of good information and lovely illustrations, this book lays out Marco Polo's life and travels. Nice map of his travels at the back.

    29. I read the Spanish version. Fun. The pictures were pretty, but they were only superficially complex and could have matched the story better.

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