The Remarkable Voyages of Captain Cook

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Bradbury Press, 1991 - Games - 137 pages
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With her brilliant economy of style, Blumberg tells of the three major voyages of Captain Cook that brought our understanding of the globe into focus and introduced Europeans to the cultures of such exotic places as Hawaii, Tahiti, New Zealand, and Australia. 70 black-and-white prints. Maps.

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The author of several notable works of nonfiction (Commodore Perry in the Land of the Shogun, Newbery Honor, 1985) introduces a famous explorer, detailing his three voyages, placing his discoveries in ... Read full review


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About the author (1991)

Rhoda Blumberg has written about the opening of Japan (1853-1854) in Commodore Perry in the "Land of the Shogun, " a Newbery Honor Book, which also won the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award and the Golden Kite Award. Her acclaimed histories also include "The Incredible Journey of Lewis & Clark, The Great American Gold Rush, " and "The Remarkable Voyages of Captain Cook, " all ALA Notable Books. She is the winner of the "Washington Post/"Children's Book Guild Award for her overall contribution to nonfiction.

Rhoda Blumberg says that while doing research for "Commodore Perry, " "I read about the ordeals and strange adventures of Manjiro, then spent years replaying his life story in my mind until I felt impelled to write about him."

The author and her husband, Gerald, live in Yorktown Heights, New York.

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