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The Far East comes alive in this activity book centered on Marco Polo’s journey to China from Venice along the 13th-century Silk Road. Kids will join Marco as he travels by caravan through vast deserts and over steep mountain ranges, stopping in exotic cities and humble villages, until at last he arrives at the palace of the Kublai Khan. Woven throughout the tale are 21 activities that highlight the diverse cultures Marco encountered along the way. Activities include making a mythical map, creating a mosaic, fun with Feng Shui, making paper, and putting on a wayang-kulit (shadow-puppet play). Just for fun, kids will learn a few words of Turkish, Persian, Mongol, Hindi, and Chinese. A complete resource section with magnificent museums and their Web sites invites kids to embark on their own expedition of discovery.
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Janis Herbert is the author of The American Revolution for Kids, The Civil War for Kids, Leonardo da Vinci for Kids, and Lewis and Clark for Kids.
The graphics are excellent throughout, and the instructions for activities are easy to follow. . . . An excellent choice. -- Duke Gifted Letter
"This guide to all things Marco Polo is graced with lively writing and imaginative projects." -- San Diego Union-Tribune
Celebrate the Chinese Year$B!&(Bby reading Marco Polo for Kids and getting your kids involved in 21 historically based activities. -- Star-Telegram
Lots of pictures and tidbits of information to capture young imaginations. -- The Star-Ledger
The book offers suspenseful stories, as Polo and his men face shipwrecks, bandits and other dangers. -- The Dallas Morning News
“The book offers suspenseful stories, as Polo and his men face shipwrecks, bandits and other dangers.” —The Dallas Morning News
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