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In her historical activity book, Marco Polo for Kids: His Marvelous Journey to China, 21 Activities, Janis Herbert chronicles the famous explorer's travels along the "Silk Road" to the palace of the Kublai Khan. Projects feature the various cultures that he experienced. For example, kids can make a mandala (a Tibetan circular sand painting that symbolizes the circle of life) and play "Eagle and Chicks," a Chinese game. Archival artwork and prints add to the handsome volume.

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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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Product Details

  • Age Range: 9 and up
  • Grade Level: 4 and up
  • Series: For Kids series
  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press (August 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1556523777
  • ISBN-13: 978-1556523779
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #626,170 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I love history! And I hope my books will inspire kids to feel the same way. Find out more about me and my award-winning books at www.janisherbertforkids.com.

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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By redhead83402 on September 9, 2007
Format: Paperback
This has to be one of the best activity / history combinations I have yet seen. I used this book as curriculum for my homeschool, 4th, 5th & 7th grades. My two highschool age kids have even joined in the fun.

There are fairly complex activities, such as weaving a wall hanging, and less complex ones as well, such as making yogurt. My children have thoroughly enjoyed this unit on Marco Polo.

Ms. Herbert truly makes Marco Polo's journey come alive with pertinent activities, stories, tidbits, and asides. I also love how she starts with the perpective of one individual, on a personal basis, then leans out further into history, drawing the interest of the child further & further along, to a much broader perspective, then back to one on one with Marco Polo again. Most importantly, she does NOT leave God out of the equation; rather she dances about with it, allowing parents to delve into the religious aspects as they please, to the extent they please. While religion is not an overwhelming factor, it IS taken into consideration, and I believe any religion would feel comfortable with how she has tastefully addressed it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Carla Hillman on January 19, 2009
Format: Paperback
This series is great for kids--lots of great information and hands-on science and art activities that are easy to do around the house. The reading content is somewhat difficult--more for the 4th grade and up. Even my 8th grader likes to read them!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Thertz76 on July 9, 2013
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My son had to read for over the summer reading for his 5th grade teacher and do a project. My husband described this book as it was like watching paint dry! The different activities are neat in the book but the actual reading was boring!
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This is a great book. Sometimes written at too high a level for my boys (who have high-school reading levels) - I'd expect some of the word choices to be in college texts. But this makes for good explanations and an expansion of reading level, so I'm not too bothered. Love the activities and the explanations of peripheral but fun content.
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