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.

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978-1-77657-204-5
$13.49
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Picture Books, Social Studies
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Narrative Nonfiction
Copyright 2018
Publisher Gecko Press
Imprint Gecko Press
Language English
Number of Pages 40
Publication Date 2018-10-01
Text Type Narrative Nonfiction
BISACS JNF025080, JNF038000
Dewey 641.5
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 11.6667 x 9.6667
Lexile 860
Features Original artwork, Reviewed, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Reviews

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, ONZM, Tainui, Ngāti Awa, is a leading Māori illustrator living in Christchurch, New Zealand. He has published over 70 books internationally and been translated into 12 languages. His awards include the Sir Kingi Ihaka award for lifetime contribution to Māori art and culture.

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Cook's Cook

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 View available downloads →