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Age of Revolutions

Author: Rabin, Staton
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Time Period: Age of Revolutions
Time Frame: 1768-1771
Geographic Area: South Pacific
Country: None
Topics: Explorers, Sea Travel
Genre: Fiction
Reading Age: Upper Middle Grade
Format: Novel
Published: 2002

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It is known that in the summer of 1768, Captain James Cook sailed from England on H.M.S Endeavour, beginning a three-year voyage around the world on a secret mission to discover an unknown continent at the bottom of the globe. What is less known is that a boy by the name of Nicholas Young was a stowaway on that ship.

Newbery winner Karen Hesse re-creates Cook's momentous voyage through the eyes of this remarkable boy, creating a fictional journal filled with fierce hurricanes, warring natives, and disease, as Nick discovers new lands, incredible creatures, and lifelong friends.

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