Adventures of the treasure fleet: China discovers the world

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Publisher:
Tuttle Pub.,
Pub. Date:
c2006.
Language:
English
Lexile measure:
NC: Non-Conforming 1050L
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Join the Chinese admiral and his crew as they battle pirates and raging storms in this beautifully illustrated Chinese history book for kids. Did you know that 85 years before Columbus discovered America, Chinese ships longer than a football field sailed thousands of miles through unknown oceans and visited more than 30 nations? It's true! Adventures of the Treasure Fleet: China Discovers that World is the amazing story of these seven epic voyages and their larger-than-life commander, Admiral Zheng He. Beginning in 1405, Admiral Zheng He led more than 300 gigantic, brightly-painted ships across the South China Sea to the Indian Ocean and all the way to the distant coast of Africa. The admiral and his crew battled pirates and raging storms and were amazed by the people and ways of life in distant lands. At each port, Chinese goods were traded for pearls, precious stones, herbs and medicines which were given as tribute to China's powerful emperor when the ships' returned home. Filled with historical facts, Adventures of the Treasure Fleet brings a fantastic piece of history to life. Gracefully told and beautifully illustrated, the story's fast pace will keep young ones captivated while offering enough information to satisfy curious readers of all ages.
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9780804836739
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NC: Non-Conforming 1050L
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subject_facet Adventures and adventurers -- Fiction
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China -- History. -- 960-1644 -- Fiction
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Ocean travel -- Fiction
Zheng, He, -- 1371-1435 -- Fiction
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