<p>Marco Polo was seventeen when he set out for China, and forty-one when he came back!</p><br /><p> </p><br /><p>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?</p><br /><p> </p><br /><p>Young readers are presented with the facts in this entertaining, highly readable Who Was...? biography with black-and-white artwork by John O'Brien.</p><br /><br /><b>Series Information</b><br /><br />With straightforward language and illustrations on nearly every page, the Who Was...? series invites kids to explore history by learning about key figures from politics, sports, music, literature, and more. Each book tells the story of a person's life and major accomplishments, and discusses the historic events that shaped his or her world. The books also include timelines, bibliographies, and suggestions for further research.