Marco Polo and the Silk Road

FACTFILES (non-fiction)

Janet Hardy-Gould

CEFR A2 — B1
Word count 6,700

For a child in the great city of Venice in the thirteenth century, there could be nothing better than the stories of sailors. There were stories of strange animals, wonderful cities, sweet spices, and terrible wild deserts where a traveller could die. One young boy listened, waited, and dreamed. Perhaps one day his father and uncle would return. Perhaps he too could travel with them to great markets in faraway places. For young Marco Polo, later the greatest traveller of his time, a dangerous, exciting world was waiting…

ISBN 9780194637770

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