Animals Marco Polo Saw: An Adventure on the Silk Road (Explorers Series)
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Animals Marco Polo Saw: An Adventure on the Silk Road (Explorers Series)

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A continuation of the Explorers series by award-winning author Sandra Markle, Animals Marco Polo Saw brings to life the amazing, exotic animals Marco Polo encountered during his explorations in Asia, how the animals sometimes affected the outcome of the journey, and even helped the explorer survive!
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published April 1st 2009 by Chronicle Books (first published January 1st 2009)
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Lisa Vegan
May 03, 2011 Lisa Vegan rated it 5 of 5 stars Recommends it for: those interested in history, animals, geography, exploration, cultures
Recommended to Lisa by: Abigail A.
I think I have three other similar books on their way to me, but this is the first book in the Explorer series I’ve read. I’m so impressed with the children’s non-fiction picture books now available, this being one.

This is a superb book about Marco Polo’s travels, written & illustrated for elementary school aged children. It’s a wonderful way to learn this history.

It’s a short chapter book, and the chapters do have titles. There are 15 chapters, a glossary, a For More Information section (b...more
Cheryl in CC NV
There is a map - but it's not in any of the places I'd expect it so I was getting frustrated until I sought it out. Love the bright deep colors. The text reads smoothly and interestingly enough that even if a child reads it for an assignment he may enjoy it as much as if it were by choice.

Unfortunately, there's really not all that much information in it, in my estimation, except to a child just being introduced to the era of the Silk Road for the first time. That is to say, I thought I had a lo...more
Alyson (Kid Lit Frenzy)
I picked this up because I like Daniela Jaglenka Terrazzini's artwork. And I really liked the artwork. But this is also a nice early middle grade/middle grade non-fiction book on Marco Polo and some of his travels. Enjoyed this one a lot.
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Sandra Markle is the author of more than two hundred children's books, which have won numerous awards, including Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book, IRA/CBC Children's Choice, NSTA/CBC Outstanding Trade Books for Children, NCTE Orbis Pictus Recommended, and ALA Notable Books for Children. She lives in Lakewood Ranch, Florida and frequently travels to schools sharing her program "Sandra Markle's Boo...more
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