Random House Australia, Milsons Point, 2013
Hardcover, 32 pages
Suggested reading age: 8+
Reviewed by: Indrani Perera
This book is one in a great new series featuring famous Australians who helped create Australia. I'm really excited that there are such fabulous books available for young Australians to learn about their history. As a kid I can remember being frustrated by the emphasis in books on the northern hemisphere experience.
In Meet Captain Cook, we learn about the famous explorer's life as well as his epic voyage to discover and map the east coast of New Holland. Did you know that 58 animals went on the trip along with the rest of the crew and their supplies?