This picture book is hands down my most favorite book we’ve read so far this year. I am struggling to put into words why I liked it so much.
This was another true story made into a great picture book. The story was originally told in the New York Times in 2003 by reporter Shaila K. Dawan.
This is a nice, easy reading book that introduces the reader to Marco Polo and Kublai Kahn. I read it out loud to the girls, and they begged me to keep reading. It was short, fast paced and exciting, and makes a great reader and simple introduction to Marco Polo.
I really enjoyed learning Townsend’s story and the birth of Wycliffe, but much of the book was dry and bogged down with details. To be fair, I think it was meant to be a one-stop reference/biography and therefore isn’t really suitable as a read aloud for 3rd and 4th graders.
We’ve read four books of this series out loud so far, and this one is by far my favorite. The story moves at a fast pace and I didn’t want to put it down.
I used this book as a read aloud, and we all loved it. It was age appropriate and exciting, and made even me wish I could have been one of the children.
An excellent, excellent book for homeschool. This book is a mini art curriculum that can be spread over a week or more, which filled a gap in the My Father’s World curriculum we’re using.