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

4.44 of 5 stars 4.44  ·  rating details  ·  16 ratings  ·  2 reviews
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
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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