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Lauren Huttner writes, Many people everyday play the game Marco Polo, but what they don’t know is that Marco Polo was a real person.

Many people everyday play the game Marco Polo, but what they don’t know is that Marco Polo was a real person.When you first get the book it’s gorgeous on the outside, and the inside is full of many pictures, foldouts, maps, and captions. The genre of this book is a Biography. This book is also part of a series that contains more biographies about people around his time.The book Marco Polo History’s Great Adventurer by Clint Twist, tells the complete tales of Marco Polo’s journey across Europe and Asia. He starts in Venice and stops in 17 places along the way including Jerusalem and Xanadu. He also sees Kublai Khan along the way in Mongolia.My favorite stop that Marco made was the Gobi desert. In this stop, Marco had to take the task of going across the Pamir mountains near China. Up on top of the mountains, the air was very thin and Marco survived. There were also the ghosts of Gobi that Marco considered as a bad spirit to make people lose their way. Thankfully, Marco made it through the windiest desert in the world.I would recommend this book to kids ages 8-12 and to people who want to learn more about people and history. If you follow the Chinese Silk Path along this short book then you will learn all about Marco’s time from 1270- 1295.