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Meet Captain Cook

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Captain Cook was the first European to discover the eastern coast of Australia. Along with his crew on the HMS Endeavor, 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 ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published November 1st 2013 by Random House Australia (first published August 1st 2013)
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Rachel Thomason
Sep 01, 2014 Rachel Thomason rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: 8-14 year olds
This review was completed as a component of INF533- Literature in Digital Environments as a part of completing my Masters of Education (Knowledge Networks and Digital Innovation) through Charles Sturt University, Australia.
Meet Captain Cook (Rae Murdie & Chris Nixon 2013) was published by Random House Australia and I purchased it as an iBook through the Apple iBookstore. It is an ebook version of the Meet Captain Cook printed text that was shortlisted in the 2014 Children’s Book Council of A
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Cruth
Author: Rae Murdie
Illustrator: Chris Nixon
First Published: 2013
Includes: Captain Cook Timeline

A nice non-fiction picture book series making historical figures accessible as we strive to engage children in the learning process. Nicely written and engagingly illustrated. A good addition to any classroom.



Series:
Meet Nancy Bird Walton by Grace Atwood - Australia's first female commercial pilot
Meet Douglas Mawson by Mike Dumbleton - Led the first Australian expedition to the Antarctic
Meet Ned Kelly b
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Teri
Sep 12, 2016 Teri rated it really liked it
good children's biography and cute illustrations
Judy
This book is neatly written and beautifully illustrated. The aspect of the meetings between races is very understated and indeed not really addressed in all its gory truth. Perhaps that's okay if the focus is on a biographical account of Cook, but it's hard to read about Cook 'claiming' Australia for the king and not cringe. Australia already belonged to other people, but their existence was not considered significant. Yesterday was Mabo day here, so the reading of this book seemed ironic and ...more
Kylie
Jun 02, 2014 Kylie rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-book
Great presentation of Australian history in a picture book format. Story followed by timeline, maps on endpapers, fantastic illustrations.
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Dec 16, 2014 Clare Cannon rated it really liked it
Interesting, factual, not a particular exciting story as it is told, but good pictures so kids could get lost in it
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I enjoyed this - cool pics, and a nice way of telling the story to engage children.
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