Sir Francis Drake: His Daring Deeds

Roy Gerrard, Author Farrar Straus Giroux $15 (32p) ISBN 978-0-374-36962-0
The incredible adventures of Sir Francis Drake are splendidly recreated as a ballad. Well suited to the subject is Gerrard's distinctive draftsmanshipthe figures that look like middle-aged babies, the crowded scenes and fastidious patterns. His words and pictures create an intriguing miniature world, but the irony of his plundering Spanish ``chaps'' and other calculated word choices will not be lost on adults reading the story aloud. Children will find the spectacle of this unfolding life mesmerizing; this diverting and sophisticated fare is hard to resist. Ages 3-up. (May)
Reviewed on: 04/25/1988
Release date: 05/01/1988
Prebound-Other - 978-0-606-16473-3
Paperback - 32 pages - 978-0-374-46688-6
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