Marco Polo, one of the most famous explorers in history, was from Venice! His story has fascinated people from all over the world. 17 years old, he left Venice for China, where he lived for about 20 years. Then he came back, ended up in a war and in prison. In jail he wrote a very import book about China.
Marco in China saw things that most Europeans thought he had invented. His bravery was misunderstood for imagination... bt historians today believe what he wrote about is accurate and correct... with exception for some exaggeration!
Kids will love to read this book: "Who was Marco Polo?" by Joan Holub and illustrated by John O' Brien, Penguin 2007.