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.