You Wouldn't Want to Sail in the Spanish Armada

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by John Malam

May 1588, you are a sailor in the service of King Philip II of Spain, and your country is about to send ‘la felicissima armada’ (Spanish for ‘the most fortunate fleet’) to invade England, your enemy. The Spanish Armada is a fleet of ships and its mission is to land soldiers on English soil. The invasion will be difficult and as you plot your course, you will soon know if you would – or wouldn’t – want to be in the Spanish Armada.

This title in the best-selling children’s history series, You Wouldn't Want To…, features full-color illustrations which combine humor and accurate technical detail and a narrative approach placing readers at the center of the history, encouraging them to become emotionally involved with the characters and aiding their understanding of what life would have been like as a sailor in the Spanish Armada. Informative captions, a complete glossary, and an index make this title an ideal introduction to the conventions of information books for young readers.

32 pages

Published 2006