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Sir Francis Drake: His Daring Deeds

3.61  ·  Rating Details  ·  18 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
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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Sian Taylor
lovely rhyming couplets, tells the story of Sir Francis Drake in an easy format for kids to enjoy.
Bear
Dec 10, 2009 Bear rated it it was ok
It was funny. Everyone looked like a baby except Queen Elizabeth.
Amy
Dec 05, 2012 Amy rated it it was ok
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
The Brothers
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.

Nice illustrations.
Rachel
Jan 21, 2009 Rachel rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-books, poetry
The illustrations were just gorgeous and the poem was a fascinating view for children on the deeds of Sir Francis Drake, England's most famous legal pirate. I need to own this book
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