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Marco? Polo! (Time Warp Trio #16)

3.65 of 5 stars 3.65  ·  rating details  ·  168 ratings  ·  19 reviews
The Time Warp Trio meets Marco Polo! What would happen if someone had a time-warping book he got from his uncle who was a magician, and he took it to the local YMCA pool while he played Marco? Polo! with his best friends? In the sixteenth adventure of the Time Warp Trio, it happens to Joe (and Fred and Sam). And what happens is sandstorms, desert bandits, a smelly camel, s ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published May 29th 2008 by Puffin Books (first published 2006)
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The Time Warp Trio is three boys from Brooklyn who since finding "The Book" have been spontaneously warping to different times and places. Once warped they must locate "The Book" in order to get back home. In the first of the series the boys are warped to the time of Marco Polo and ride with the explorer to Xanadu, the great palace of Kublai Khan. There they narrowly avoid death by Royal Astrologist to locate the book and there way back to Brooklyn. Great series to recommend to young reluctant r ...more
Hector Barrera
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Jenna Scurto
The Time Warp Trio: Marco? Polo! follows three friends as they are time warped by a magical blue book into the adventures of Marco Polo. The three boys are in a quest to find the blue book, which they know will quickly send them back to modern time. Things become complicated when the Emperor of China’s astrologist starts to smell something fishy about the three boys. This texts combines humor, adventure, and a history lesson about thirteenth century Chine and the explorer Marco Polo. This book i ...more
Nov 18, 2014 Dolly rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: children starting to read chapter books
This is the sixteenth book in the Time Warp Trio series by Jon Scieszka. We've been slowly working our way through the series and we really enjoy these stories. We've skipped around a bit, but it doesn't seem to matter too much.

This tale takes us to the middle of a desert as the trio join Marco Polo on the Silk Road in China. Our youngest studied Marco Polo last year and we've been reading additional books about his life and travels. This is the most outrageous of the stories we've read, but it
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Joe finds himself alone in the desert and wondering what happened to the game of Marco Polo he and his friends had been playing in the Brooklyn YMCA pool. He is rescued by none other than… Marco Polo then led on an adventure to find The Book in Kublai Khan's Xanadu. Joe, Sam, and Fred must outwit Court Astrologer Ding Dong to make it home. Luckily, their horoscopes gave them some hints and Sam’s knowledge of the Chinese zodiac seal the deal. Do you know what your zodiac sign is?
This series frustrated me. It's fairly well-written, but very formulaic. The book's do play off this formula, but the character's never try to learn anything about the time-traveling magic of the book, and the end of the series just leaves me with a lot of questions. I know I'm not exactly the target audience for this series, but I think I'd have a hard time recommending this to younger readers.
Michellle sekafetz
summary:Marco Polo is about learning about Marco Polo.

character Trait: Joe is funny and brave

M.I.E: When joe met Marco Polo and saved the slaves from a sandstorm.

I would recremend this book to anyone who likes history and science fiction.
Read it outloud to my 8 year old son. He loved it! As a huge fan of the Magic Tree House series this was a good "step-up" in terms of language and humor. Will definitely read more in the series. (He wants me to add that he gives it 5 stars)
Christy Head
I loved so many things about this book--as I love the series. Picking your own chinese zodiac at the end was a treat as was each of the chapters being numbered in chinese. This one integrated a real adventure.
This was one I read with my 10-year old, and it was OK at best. Scieszka can be a very funny guy, but this was a pretty pedestrian effort, in my opinion.
Miss Manekofsky
These are great for early readers - Scieszka has a really quirky sense of humor - plus I just heard him speak and so like his writing even more now!
Oregon Battle of Books number 2. Read in about 20 minutes. Follows standard Time Warp Trio scenario. Sort of hip Magic Tree House.
Hilarious time-traveling with the Time Warp Trio in the typical laugh-out-loud type of writing of Jon Scieszka.
Aug 23, 2009 Cana marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Mommy says: Cana started to read it on her own 8/2009 but was not interested. Maybe later.
Beckett Geary
never bring a book with silver writing on it to a swimming pool
AR 3.5 -- 1.0

Time Warp Trio sets Marco Polo back on track.
for juveniles, but was kind of fun, read to John.
This book was great. I loved Kubla Khan!
Amanda Wel
Under 100 pages
Sep 11, 2014 PWRL marked it as to-read
Shelves: 2014-new
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Jon Scieszka is a writer and teacher. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and two children. Occasionally he has been known to howl at the full moon. --from the dust jacket of "The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs"

Jon Scieszka is also the author of the best-selling ALA Notable Book, The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, as well as Knights of the Kitchen Table, and The Not-So-Jolly Roger
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