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Sir Francis Drake: His Daring Deeds
by Roy Gerrard
Retells in poetry the daring adventures of the explorer who was the first Englishman to sail around the world; helped to defeat the Spanish Armada; and who, encouraged by Queen Elizabeth I, was a feared pirate in his time.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published May 1st 1988 by Farrar Straus Giroux
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Hm.... Well, I was planning on reading this book to my niece and nephew, but I don't know.... This book paints a very rosey picture of Sir Francis Drake, making him out to be daring and bold (which I suppose he was), and heroic, but it fails to mention that he was also kind of a pirate. He stole Spanish treasure (and yes, the Spanish stole it first from the Natives of the Americas), and while this book *very* briefly touches on that, It's so glossed over that I'm not even sure a kid would notice ...more
Mar 09, 2016 The Brothers rated it really liked it · review of another edition
A nice history in rhyme of this sea-faring explorer and soldier. Did realize what an English hero he was, and this book was a fun way to learn more about him.