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Looking for Marco Polo Looking for Marco Polo Alan Armstrong

Looking for Marco Polo Looking for Marco Polo

Alan Armstrong

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ISBN : 9780375892981
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304 pages
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Newbery Honor-winning author Alan Armstrongs latest bookEleven-year-old Marks anthropologist father has disappeared in the Gobi desert while tracing Marco Polos ancient route from Venice to China. His mother decides they must go to Venice toMoreNewbery Honor-winning author Alan Armstrongs latest bookEleven-year-old Marks anthropologist father has disappeared in the Gobi desert while tracing Marco Polos ancient route from Venice to China. His mother decides they must go to Venice to petition the agency that sent Mark’s father to send out a search party. Anxious about his father and upset about spending Christmas away from home, Mark gets a bad asthma attack in the middle of the night. Thats when Doc Hornaday, an old friend of Mark’s father, makes a house call, along with a massive black Tibetan mastiff called Boss. To distract Mark from his wheezing and to pass the long Venetian night, the Doc starts to spin for Mark the tale of Marco Polo. Doc describes Marcos travels and the boy finds himself falling under the spell of the story that has transfixed the world for centuries. Marcos journey bolsters Mark’s courage and whets his appetite for risk and adventure, and for exposure to life in all its immense and fascinating variety. From the Hardcover edition.