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The Summer of the Marco Polo

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In the summer of 1883 a famous clipper ship ran aground off the coast of Prince Edward Island near the home of a young girl named Lucy Maud Montgomery. Lucy Maud, who became one of Canada's most beloved writers, wrote about the grand adventure in her journals and reflected on it years later in her notebooks. The town of Cavendish was transformed by the presence of the crew ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published April 1st 2007 by Orca Book Publishers (first published March 1st 2007)
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Manybooks
Aug 27, 2010 Manybooks rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Fans of L.M. Montgomery (with a caveat)
In the summer of 1883, the world-famous clipper "Marco Polo" ran aground off the coast of Cavendish, P.E.I. near young Lucy Maud Montgomery's home. Maud wrote about this event in her journal, and one of her first literary compositions was a piece on the wreck of the Marco Polo.

After absolutely adoring Lynn Manuel's brilliant Lucy Maud and the Cavendish Cat, I was expecting to equally enjoy her picture book on the wreck of the Marco Polo, but unfortunately, The Summer of the Marco Polo has prove
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Cassia Catterall
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The Summer of the Marco Polo is a historical fiction novel based off of the journal entries of Lucy Montgomery. It was an interesting book that showed the coming together of a town to support a crew that had lost its ship.

Content Areas:
A teacher could use this book to showcase a certain period of time when ships were being used to bring passengers from other countries to America.

Comprehensive Questions:
How was a ship determined to be the fastest ship in the world?
What does a wrecki
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Alida
Aug 21, 2010 Alida rated it really liked it
Inspired by the L M Montgomery's journals, this book tells the story of a shipwreck off the coast of PEI and how it affected the town of Cavendish. Lovely drawings.
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Lynn was born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario. Daughter of steel-worker Clarence Earl and Verna Mary Maycock, she graduated from McMaster University in 1969 with a degree in history. She went on to receive a bachelor of education degree in 1975 from the Ontario Teacher Education College. After moving to British Columbia in 1976, she began her career while raising her children, Jennifer Vallée and ...more
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