Captain Cook's goat is the first of many historical animals to bring the past to life.
This is the first book in the Animal Stars series. Each book in this series is a factual narrative about a real animal associated with an important person in history.
'The Goat Who Sailed The World' is about Captain Cook's goat - a goat that had already sailed around the world before it went on its first voyage with Cook, and helped save everyone on board the shop from scurvy.
As well as telling the story of this less-than- famous goat, the book looks at the great sea explorations of the eighteenth century, including Cook's voyage to Australia.