Ariel Woodbury


Cannot Recommend, Marco Tabilio, Intermediate, Marco Polo, History, Explorers

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Book Review


Marco Polo, a political prisoner, dictates his adventures to his cellmate. They begin with Marco Polo's long-lost father returning from his travels to the Great Khan. Marco, the last living member of his immediate family, is determined to join him. They depart to find Catholic delegates to bring back per the Great Khan's instructions. The group encounters thieves and disease on their journey. Eventually, the delegates they had with them return to Europe. Marco’s tale continues to become more wild. Would anyone believe the incredible stories of moguls, madness, and visions?