Cook's Cook

The Cook Who Cooked for Captain Cook

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 5   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

Cook’s Cook follows the 1768 journey of James Cook’s H.M.S. Endeavour with his ship’s cook, the one-handed John Thompson, as story teller. Through real recipes from the ship’s galley, events on board and the places the ship traveled on its way to the Pacific, the book tells multiple stories. Here are stories of social class, hierarchy and race; stories of explorers and the people of the land; the story of one of the world’s most famous explorers told through a fresh new lens. This beautiful book is full of information drawn from extensive research alongside evocative illustrations, released to coincide with the 250th anniversary of the Endeavour’s journey.

Format Your Price
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Nonfiction, Picture Books
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Narrative Nonfiction, Social Studies
Copyright 2018
Publisher Gecko Press
Imprint Gecko Press
Language English
Number of Pages 40
Publication Date 2018-10-01
Text Type Narrative Nonfiction
BISACS JNF038000, JNF025080
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 11.6667 x 9.6667
Lexile 860
Features Original artwork and Reviewed


Booklist Online

“A unique take on a historical voyage.”—Booklist

Kirkus Reviews

“Appealing illustrations and the lure of an insider’s account make this a delectable adventure.”—Kirkus

Author, Illustrator: Gavin Bishop

Gavin Bishop is a leading New Zealand illustrator. He has received multiple awards and exhibited internationally.