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You Wouldn't Want to Sail in the Spanish…

You Wouldn't Want to Sail in the Spanish Armada!: An Invasion You'd Rather… (2006)

by John Malam

Other authors: David Antram (Illustrator)

Series: You Wouldn't Want to (Sail)

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You become a sailor in the serve of King Philip II of Spain you are about to set sail to invade your enemy the English. As a sailor you are set in the time period of the Spanish Armada. Having to deal with the many attacks and the diseases as well as the lack of food, water, and gunpowder. The Armada then ends but on your way back home the wind blows them to shore in which Englishmen hanged and killed some Spain people.

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I liked this story because when the children read this book not only will give them a little bit of information about history but will take them on a journey. The pictures were really detailed and colorful. I liked all of the little hints about being in the ship on every page.

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1.) Discuss the event and have them draw what they think it would be like to be on a ship.
2.) Give more information about the event then have the children discuss how life would have been back then.
  ChristinPina | Mar 16, 2012 |
This book was extremely informative with less of the gore we have come to expect from this series. I was surprised at how much detail was provided, including types of ships, strategy, dates and locations. A great supplement to our history spine. ( )
  momma2 | Jul 14, 2011 |
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Spain and England have been enemies for years - ever since King Henry VIII broke away from the Catholic Church and invented the Church of England.
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A humorous account of the Spanish Armada and what it was like to be a sailor in this ill-fated fleet in 1588.

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