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Who Was Marco Polo? (Who Was...?)

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Marco Polo was seventeen when he set out for China . . . and forty-one when he came back! More than seven hundred years ago, Marco Polo traveled from the medieval city of Venice to the fabled kingdom of the great Kublai Khan, seeing new sights and riches that no Westerner had ever before witnessed. But did Marco Polo experience the things he wrote about . . . or was it all made-up? Young readers are presented with the facts in this entertaining, highly readable Who Was . . . ? biography with black-and-white artwork by John O?Brien.

Synopsis:

As a boy he preferred reading sea stories to doing homework and, at age 16, became an apprentice seaman. Subsequently, Ernest Shackletons incredible journeys to the South Pole in the early 1900s made him one of the most famous explorers of modern times.  His courage in the face of dangerous conditions and unforeseeable tragedies reveal the great leader that he was. His historic 1914 journey aboard the Endurance has all the drama of an action movie.

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In 1978, Sally Ride, a PhD candidate at Standford University, responded to a newspaper ad to join the US astronaut program. She was accepted and became the first American woman astronaut to fly in space! Among her other accomplishments, she played tennis like a professional, was an astrophysicist who helped develop a robotic arm for space shuttles, and later, through Sally Ride Science, worked to make science cool and accessible for girls. Sally Ride, who died on July 23, 2012, will continue to inspire young children.

About the Author

Joan Holub lives in Walla Walla, Washington. John ‛Brien lives in Delran, New Jersey. Nancy Harrison lives in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780448445403
Author:
Holub, Joan
Publisher:
Grosset & Dunlap
Illustrator:
Harrison, Nancy
Illustrator:
Obrien, John
Author:
Buckley, Jim
Author:
Obrien, John
Author:
Stine, Megan
Author:
Hergenrother, Max
Author:
Harrison, Nancy
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - General
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : General
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Historical
Subject:
Explorers
Subject:
Travel, Medieval
Subject:
General
Subject:
Asia Description and travel.
Subject:
Polo, Marco
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Subject:
Historical
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Who Was...?
Publication Date:
20070731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 2 up to 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
7.63 x 5.31 in 1 lb
Age Level:
09-12

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"Synopsis" by ,
As a boy he preferred reading sea stories to doing homework and, at age 16, became an apprentice seaman. Subsequently, Ernest Shackletons incredible journeys to the South Pole in the early 1900s made him one of the most famous explorers of modern times.  His courage in the face of dangerous conditions and unforeseeable tragedies reveal the great leader that he was. His historic 1914 journey aboard the Endurance has all the drama of an action movie.
"Synopsis" by ,
In 1978, Sally Ride, a PhD candidate at Standford University, responded to a newspaper ad to join the US astronaut program. She was accepted and became the first American woman astronaut to fly in space! Among her other accomplishments, she played tennis like a professional, was an astrophysicist who helped develop a robotic arm for space shuttles, and later, through Sally Ride Science, worked to make science cool and accessible for girls. Sally Ride, who died on July 23, 2012, will continue to inspire young children.
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