Informational (nonfiction), 2,061 words, Level Y (Grade 5), Lexile 910L
Marco Polo and the Silk Road is a book about Marco Polo and his fascinating travels to China in the 1200s. Surrounded by controversy, his memoir of travels to mysterious lands became a sensation. Photographs, maps, and illustrations support the text.
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