The HM Bark Endeavour is sailing to Tahiti to map the transit of
Venus, but there are rumours that once the task is completed,
Lieutenant James Cook has a set of secret orders - orders that command
him to search for the Great South Land.
Isaac is twelve and has joined the crew of the Endeavour as a master's servant, good for scrubbing decks and not much else. He's certainly not considered good enough to fetch hay for the Goat who will provide fresh milk for Cook and his officers. And this goat even has more experience at sea than Isaac - she has already sailed around the world once, watching the ocean and lands slip by from her spot on the quarterdeck.
Over the months on board the Endeavour, a friendship grows between the Goat and Isaac, one that will last through shipwreck, bushfire and illness. A friendship that helps in the discovery of exotic new lands ...
About The Author
Jackie French is a full-time writer who lives near Braidwood in the Araluen Valley, NSW. In 2000, Hitler’s Daughter was awarded the CBC Younger Readers’ Award. To the Moon and Back won the Eve Pownall Award in 2005. Macbeth and Son, and Josephine Wants to Dance were both shortlisted for the 2007 CBC Awards.
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Comments about The Goat Who Sailed the World:
Jackie French has yet again written an engaging story that captures the imagination of children. They are learning about the conditions, events and emotions of real historical characters on board the Endeavour. A great read for all children from 8 years on. Anyone who reads this book will learn a lot and gain an insight into life on board a ship in the 1700's.
Series: Animal Stars
For Ages: 13+ years old
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 24th July 2006
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.0 x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.16