After his anthropologist father disappears from the Gobi desert while tracing Marco Polo’s ancient route from Venice to China, 11-year-old Mark suffers an asthma attack. To distract the boy, Doc Hornaday tells Mark the tale of Marco Polo. Marco’s journey bolsters Mark’s courage and whets his appetite for risk and adventure. Illustrations.
- ISBN: 9780375833212
- Author: Armstrong, Alan
- Illustrator: Jessell, Tim
- Published: 2009 , Random House Books for Young Readers
- Themes: action and adventure, Discovery and exploration, explorers
- Descriptors: Historical Fiction, Intermediate (ages 9-14), Italy
- No. of pages: 304