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Magnificent voyage : an American adventurer on Captain James Cook's final expedition

Author: Laurie Lawlor
Publisher: New York : Holiday House, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Elementary and junior high school : English : 1st ed
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Based on the writings of John Ledyard, an American cook on the ship Resolution, tells of explorer James Cook's final voyage in search of the Northwest Passage, discovery of the Hawaiian Islands, and murder.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Named Person: John Ledyard; James Cook; John Ledyard; James Cook; James Cook; John Ledyard
Material Type: Biography, Elementary and junior high school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laurie Lawlor
ISBN: 0823415759 9780823415755
OCLC Number: 49011139
Description: xiv, 236 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Crossing the line: from Plymouth to the Equator, July-August 1776 --
Privateers and providence: America, before 1776 --
New wonders: from the Equator to Kerguelen Island, September-December 1776 --
Exotic anchorages: from Kerguelen Island to New Zealand, December 1776-February 1777 --
"Our imaginary greatness": from New Zealand to Tonga, February-June 1777 --
Unaccountable behavior: from Tonga to Bora Bora, July-December 1777 --
A new discovery: from Bora Bora to Hawaii, December 1777-January 1778 --
Northern lights: from Hawaii to Nootka Sound, February-April 1778 --
"Not without hopes of the dear passage": from Nootka Sound to Prince William Sound, April-May 1778 --
"As compact as a wall": from Prince William Sound to the Bering Strait, May-August 1778 --
A chance for greatness: from the Bering Strait to Unalaska, August-September 1778 --
Russian hospitality: Unalaska, October 1778 --
Return to paradise: from Unalaska to Hawaii, October 1778-January 1779 --
Venturing past the boundary: from Hawaii and back again, January-February 1779 --
"Our father is gone": Hawaii, February 1779 --
"Ample vengeance": from Hawaii to Avacha Bay, February-August 1779 --
Homeward bound: from Avacha Bay to Cadiz, Spain, August 1779-October 1784 --
A chance meeting: from Cadiz, Spain, to Cairo, Egypt, 1784-1789 --
Epilogue --
Appendix A: Ships' companies --
Appendix B: Time line --
Glossary and diagram of a full-rigged ship.
Responsibility: Laurie Lawlor.

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Based on the writings of John Ledyard, an American cook on the ship Resolution, tells of explorer James Cook's final voyage in search of the Northwest Passage, discovery of the Hawaiian Islands, and murder.

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