The descriptive text provides an interesting insight into exploration in the 16th century. The humorous cartoon-style illustrations and the narrative approach encourage readers to get emotionally involved with the characters, aiding their understanding of what life would have been like sailing with Francis Drake.
David Stewart has written many non-fiction books for children. He lives in Brighton with his wife and son. David Antram was born in Brighton in 1958. He studied at Eastbourne College of Art and then worked in advertising for 15 years before becoming a full-time artist. He has illustrated many children's non-fiction books.