Search Results: "Marco Ventura"


BOOK REVIEW

JESSE VENTURA by Keith Elliot Greenberg
Released: Dec. 28, 1999

paper 0-8225-9680-6 A biography that highlights Ventura's controversial gubernatorial campaign; unfortunately, the book spends too much time fawning over Jesse "the Body" and too little time analyzing what's coming out of "the Mouth" for young readers to truly understand the man. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE AMAZING AIR BALLOON by Jean Van Leeuwen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"Van Leeuwen brings him brilliantly back to life. (Historical fiction. 7-10)"
Based on a true story, Van Leeuwen's (Lucy Was There . . . , 2002, etc.) latest effort imagines the experience of 13-year-old Edward Warren, the sole passenger aboard America's first manned hot-air balloon, launched in 1784, a year after the Montgolfier brothers flew their balloon in France. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARCO POLO by Marco  Tabilio
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"Complex even for history buffs, this one requires and merits a second read. (afterword, glossary) (Graphic historical fiction. 14-adult)"
Italian cartoonist Tabilio and translator Schwandt breathe some new life into Marco Polo and his travels in this debut graphic novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARCO POLO by Demi
by Demi, illustrated by Demi
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Still, there's plenty of charm for the eyes and imagination. (author's note, map) (Picture book/biography. 8-12)"
Marco Polo was just 17 when he left his home in Italy to travel to China with his merchant father—a man who had traveled so long and far that Marco had met him only two years before. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARCO POLO by John Man
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"Marvelous tales that first inspired the Western traveler to see and learn more."
British historian Man (Samurai: A History, 2014, etc.) chronicles his journey to Asia where Marco Polo first led the Western traveler. The book was first published in the U.K. in 2009 as Xanadu.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2009

"A fourth volume in the author's Explorers series, Animals Charles Darwin Saw (ISBN: 978-0-8118-5049-0, illustrated by Zina Saunders), appeared in February 2009 in conjunction with Darwin's 200th anniversary. (glossary, for more information, index) (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
In the late 13th century, 17-year-old Marco Polo set out for Cathay (China) with his father and uncle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARCO IMPOSSIBLE by Hannah Moskowitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 19, 2013

"A less-insufferable protagonist and more-likely friendship would strengthen this gay-boy prom story. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Moskowitz (Gone, Gone, Gone, 2012, etc.) again explores the experiences of a gay teen, in this humorous take on a teenage rite of passage—the prom—but with a twist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARCO POLO: His Notebook by Susan L. Roth
Released: Feb. 1, 1990

An attractive-looking book embellished not only with Roth's collages of what looks like ancient parchment and maps but also with excellent reproductions of old prints and other artifacts that contribute to both the informational content and the handsome format. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOO BUSY MARCO by Roz Chast
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Perfect for repeated bedtime reading. (Picture book. 3-8)"
It's just too hard to go to bed for Marco, a parrot with BIG DREAMS. Read full book review >