Examines for young readers the long and arduous journey to the Far East taken by Marco Polo and his companions, which took more than 20 years to complete and included extreme travel conditions, hostile armies and strange animals. Simultaneous.
HISTORY & THE PAST: GENERAL INTEREST (CHILDREN'S / TEENAGE). In 16th century London, you start work as an actor at William Shakespeare's theatre, but soon realise it won't be easy. It'll take an excellent memory, a penchant for wearing dresses and a keen eye for avoiding rotten vegetables. But against all odds, you could do well here...just watch where you're pointing that cannon! Humorous illustrations bring the characters to life, while informative captions explain processes or chronological events. Each spread comes complete with a Handy Hint box, offering a clever tip on how to survive whatever ghastly situation you've found yourself in. A glossary and index featured in every title makes the "You Wouldn't Want To Be" series an ideal introduction to the conventions of non-fiction texts for young readers. Ages 7+
Author: Peter Cook
Publisher: Franklin Watts
Release Date: 2013-09-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
It is 1620, and you and your parents are about to emigrate from England and sail to the New World to avoid being persecuted for your religious beliefs. It will be a long and hazardous voyage, and not everyone will survive—but you and your fellow Pilgrims will have a special place in the history of the United States. This new extended edition includes a map and a timeline, and a selection of exciting facts about the Pilgrims and their voyage.