What may be the best New Zealand food history book of recent times.
Cook’s Cook follows the 1768 journey of James Cook’s H.M. Endeavour with his ship’s cook, the one-handed John Thompson, as story teller.
Gavin Bishop tells us about his work and his new book in the video here:
Best 50 Kids Books 2018, The Listener
Through real recipes from the ship’s mess, events on board and the places the ship travelled 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 children’s book is full of information drawn from extensive research alongside evocative illustrations, released to coincide with the 250th anniversary of The Endeavour’s journey.
Country of Origin New Zealand Reader Age 5-7 year, 6-8 year, 8-12 year Book Size N/A 24.5 × 29.5 cm ISBN CooksCook 9781776572045
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