The Second in the World to Sail the Globe: Sir Francis Drake

Original price was: $19.99.Current price is: $15.00.

Written and illustrated by Farren Phillips

An engaging illustrated biography about Sir Francis Drake: famous explorer, feared pirate, and the second person to ever sail around the world.

Sir Francis Drake may not have been the first person to sail around the globe, but he still made history as the second. Along the way, he stole a lot of treasure, lost a few ships in battle and bad weather, and made an enemy of King Phillip II of Spain. Learn all about the life and exploits of this 16th century privateer and explorer in this exciting book packed full of fun facts, vibrant illustrations, and interactive activities.

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  • Format: Jacketed Hardcover
  • Pages: 48
  • Size: 10.6 X 10.6
  • Price: $19.99
  • Age Range: 8-11 years
  • Publication Date: May 3, 2022
  • ISBN: 9781953458346


The fun, cartoonish images are more engaging than reference-like, all adding up to a fun read—with puzzles!—that gives readers lots to follow up on in more in-depth works. -Booklist

What to Expect:

  • Limited competition—there have not been many nonfiction children’s books published about Sir Francis Drake, particularly within the last five years.
  • Engaging nonfiction format—biographical and historical facts are made accessible with fun illustrations and interactive activities throughout.
  • Very funny—many of Sir Francis Drake’s real exploits are stranger than fiction and are sure to amuse young readers.

Author Bios:

Farren is an author and illustrator from the UK. She creates a range of wacky and funny books for children with deeper educational themes. From Philosophy to fart jokes, Farren’s work is always packed full of fun for an entertaining reading experience for both parents and children.

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