Captain Cook, 1958, Series 561


Captain Cook was the  was the 6th title in the 561 series, colourfully written by L du Garde Peach and illustrated by John Kenney.

The story of Cook is not as popular a topic for children’s history as they used to be.  Perhaps that’s because explorers are now bound up with the concept of empire and exploitation.  However, as this book makes clear, Cook’s skills as a navigator are a good reason to reason him as ever – and something less well known than his association with Australiasia or Oceana or whatever it’s called.  As ever, it’s a good tale, well-told and beautifully illustrated (of course).

This copy:

This matt copy is in very good condition inside and out.  Slight foxing to cover but inside the pages are nice and clean. It dates to the early 1970s and has the original price of 18p on the back


1 in stock


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Weight 0.11 kg