This title introduces readers to Marco Polo, the great explorer who was the first European to explore China. Polo’s life story is examined, from his early travels with father Niccolo Polo and uncle Maffeo Polo to China to see Kublai Khan and visit Xanadu, to his marriage to Donata Badoer, to his travels in China in the Kublai Khan’s service. Polo’s book The Travels of Marc Polo is covered, as is its influence on other explorers such as Christopher Columbus. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. ABDO & Daughters is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.