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Adventures of the Treasure Fleet (SOLD)

NEW Hardback Picture Book : Adventures of the Treasure Fleet illustrated by Lak-Khee Tay-Audouard & text by Ann Bowler
It is the start of the fifteenth century and Zhu Di is the new Emperor of China. He wants to cement China's position as a world leader, so he assigns his friend Zheng He to carry out a most important task: the assembly and command of a fleet of ships that will traverse the world trading goods and forging diplomatic relations with other countries. Before long, Zheng He has a fleet of more than 300 ships and 27,000 men in his so-called "Treasure Fleet." Over twenty-eight years, he leads seven great expeditions throughout the Western Seas to such places as Champa, Java, Malacca, India, Arabia, Africa, and Siam. He collects exotic treasures, establishes diplomatic alliances, fights pirates, and masters treacherous seas.
Ann Bowler does a masterful job of presenting this little-known period of Asian history as an engaging tale. Each two-page spread features a different experience within the journey, with the story briefly recounted in vertical sidebars. Illuminating details about the trades and each visit's significance are included in horizontal bars. Lak-Khee Tay-Audouard's soft, pencil illustrations provide a gentle counterpoint to the action in this history-based story.
Publisher : Tuttle
List Price : USD$19.95
Selling Price : RM40.00
Code : TT01

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