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Meet Captain Cook

 

 

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ISBN:  9780857980175
Published: 01/08/2013
Imprint:
Random House Australia Children's
Age Range:
  •  5 and up 

 

Captain Cook was the first European to discover the eastern coast of Australia. Along with his crew on the HMB Endeavour, Cook set out from England with royal orders to look for signs of the great southern land known as Terra Australis, which they chartered in 1788.


From Ned Kelly to Saint Mary MacKillop; Captain Cook to Douglas Mawson, the Meet ... series of picture books tells the exciting stories of the men and women who have shaped Australia's history. -

About the Author

Rae Murdie is an editor based in Sydney. After finishing a harrowing law degree, she decided to retreat into the wonderful world of children's books, where anything can happen. This is Rae's first picture book. Chris Nixon is an illustrator and designer based in Perth, Western Australia. His work is influenced by surf, skate, music and contemporary pop culture with an emphasis on the hand-drawn form. Accompanying his commercial work, Nixon has created several large scale artworks which have been installed around the state. In addition to his commercial illustration, Nixon has been published in over 10 childrens books. In 2011 Nixon was named in the top 100 New Creatives by CMYK Magazine.

 

Review:

In this, the third in this series of picture books introducing our younger readers to those who have contributed so much to Australia, we meet Captain James Cook. While it might be said that there couldn’t possibly be room for yet another book about Cook on the shelves, this one has the younger reader, the one for whom the name Cook is still unknown, in mind. Succinctly dealing with his younger life, the story picks up with the beginning of the journey which was to lay the foundation for Australia’s future and tells the story that we all know. Fitting neatly into the history strand of the Australian National Curriculum for Years 3-4 this is a text written at a level for this audience, its picture book format adding to its appeal. It is accompanied by a timeline which continues on to later travels as well as easy-to-interpret maps on the endpapers. Written in a way that draws the reader into a story rather than just a series of facts and figures, this is a perfect introduction to the topic that teaches as it tells.

Barbara Braxton Teacher Librarian M.Ed.(TL), M.App.Sci.(TL), M.I.S. (Children's Services) COOMA NSW 2630 AUSTRALIA barbara.288@bigpond.com Together, we learn from each other

Publisher's Price $19.95

Our Price  $16.99

  15% off 

 

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