Imagine your father has made you an indentured servant to a cruel master from whom you escape by stowing away on a ship navigated by non other than the famed Captain Cook. And this is just the beginning of your troubles!
Reading level 6.1, A.R. points 11.0.
My family listened to the audio edition of this book during our home-school studies of the age of exploration and discovery. We loved the names of Cook's ships -- the Endeavour, the Resolution, the
Adventure, and the Discovery and felt they applied to our own educational and life journeys.