Author(s): John McLean
Captain James Cook has been a crucial influence on the history of Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific. On his three epic voyages he mapped much of the world's largest ocean and brought it, and its people, to the attention of the world for the first time. In this illustrated narrative, the reader is introduced to the life and achievements of this outstanding explorer.
Captain Cook for Young People is a book which champions the life and exploits of James Cook and the "benefits" of colonisation. Written by "Anti-separatist" John McLean who said in a Newshub article in relation to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the Waitangi Tribunal: "The chiefs ceded the entire country's sovereignty to Queen Victoria, and the idea of co-governance and partnership is a new idea that's only been invented about 170 years later."
We recommend that if this book is read, it is read alongside other books with alternative viewpoints.
- Lucy (The Children's Bookshop, Wellington)