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Captain Cook's Apprentice

Captain Cook's Apprentice (EPUB ebook)

By Hill, Anthony

This is the enthralling true story of Captain Cook's first, three- year-long voyage to Australia on board the Endeavour, seen through the eyes of a cabin boy, Isaac Manley, who was twelve when the journey started in 1768. Ages 12+.

ISBN 9781742283807
Published 1 September 2008 by Penguin
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en

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ISBN-13 9781742283807
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin eBooks
Publication Date 1 September 2008
Publication Country
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Hill, Anthony
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Adventure Stories
Historical Fiction
War Stories
True Stories Of Endurance & Survival
Children's and Educational
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
NSW Ebook Premier's Reading Challenge 2019
Ebook Challenge Level: 5-6
Ebook Challenge Level: 7-8
Challenge Level: 6-9
Number of Pages 276
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 910.92
Catalogue Code 660001

Description of this Electronic Book

'What are they saying?' Isaac asked Taiata. 'They are calling us tupua. . . goblins and demons.' 'And what else?' 'They say they will come back and kill us all.' When young Isaac Manley sailed on the Endeavour from England in 1768, no one on board knew if a mysterious southern continent existed in the vast Pacific Ocean. It would be a voyage full of uncertainties and terrors. During the course of the three-year journey, Isaac's eyes are opened to all the brutal realities of life at sea - floggings, storms, press-gangs, the deaths of fellow crewmen, and violent clashes on distant shores. Yet Isaac also experiences the tropical beauty of Tahiti, where he becomes friends with a Tahitian girl. He sees the wonders of New Zealand. And he is there when the men of Endeavour first glimpse the east coast of Australia, anchor in Botany Bay, and run aground on the Great Barrier Reef. The enthralling true story of Captain Cook's voyage to Australia on the Endeavour, seen through the eager eyes of a cabin boy, by best-selling and award-winning author Anthony Hill.

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Author's Bio

Anthony Hill is a multi-award-winning, bestselling author. His most recent book for adults, The Story of Billy Young, was published in 2012. His novel Soldier Boy, about Australia's youngest known Anzac, was winner of the 2002 NSW Premier's Literary Award for Books for Young Adults. His most recent children's book, Captain Cook's Apprentice, won the 2009 NSW Premier's Young People's History Prize. It follows Soldier Boy, Young Digger and Animal Heroes as further testimony to his remarkable ability to extensively research historical material and, from wide-ranging sources, piece together a moving and exciting story. He is also the author of two novellas, the beautiful Shadow Dog, and the award-winning The Burnt Stick, illustrated by Mark Sofilas, as well as the picture book, Lucy's Cat and the Rainbow Birds, illustrated by Jane Tanner. Anthony lives in Canberra with his wife, Gillian. Their daughter, son-in-law and grand-daughter, Emily, live in Melbourne.

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