Death Defying, Doubted Deeds: Marco Polo

Wednesday, January 7, 2009.

Marco PoloAuthor: Demi  (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Demi
Published: 2008 Marshall Cavendish (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0761454330

It’s hard to believe that fifty-six pages of 700 year old travel details could consistently engross two seven and nine year old girls. Hard to believe, but, in the case of this beautifully illustrated and mesmerizing window to the world, nothing but the truth.

More exotic locations and travels on JOMB:

You can read more about the veracity debate over Marco Polo’s incredulous journey here.

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Thanks to our daughter Lucy (9) for contributing the title of this post.


Comment by Carrie, RtK

January 10, 2009 @ 12:00 pm

Cool! THanks for sharing about the book!

Comment by Framed

January 10, 2009 @ 5:50 pm

I read The Journeyer about Marco Polo and couldn’t finish it. Too smutty. This book looks much better to me. He’s such a fascinating person that I would really like to know more about him.

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