Book Buddies: Marco Polo Brave Explorer (2022)
Coming March 8, 2022
Cynthia Lord (author)
Stephanie Graegin (illustrator)
Ages 6 to 9
Also available as an audiobook and in ebook formats including Kindle, Nook, Kobo, iBook, and Google Play.
Click here for a printable 2022 mini calendar with the Marco Polo cover.
Brave explorers are never—
Marco Polo stopped. He had been afraid. But maybe even brave explorers get scared sometimes, he thought. Maybe they just keep trying anyway.
That gave Marco Polo a very brave idea. He didn't know if it would work, but as Anne had said, Sometimes it's good to take a chance.
He would escape.
But he wouldn't escape alone.
"Moby, wake up," he whispered. "I have an idea."
Marco Polo is a toy mouse who used to be a Christmas tree ornament. Now he is one of the Book Buddies, toys that can be checked out of the library just like books. Marco Polo may be tiny, but he is also a brave explorer looking for an adventure. He finally finds the right match in Seth, a boy who wishes he could be more brave as he goes on his first sleepover. Marco Polo is the perfect size to hide away in Seth's sleeping bag. An unexpected adventure awaits both boy and mouse.
Marco Polo Brave Explorer is Book Two in the Book Buddies series. The Candlewick Press release date is March 8, 2022.