Set in Tudor times, Stowaway is about a boy who stows away with the famous sailor, Francis Drake.  The illustrations, by Mike Oldroyd are all in full colour, and are so dramatic!

Collins commissioned me to write a story about the Golden Hinde. I’d already written about Francis Drake’s voyage round the world before – in “The Time Travelling Cat and the Tudor Treasure” so I didn’t have to do a lot of research. But to refresh my memory I revisited the replica of the Golden Hinde, moored at Horseshoe Wharf on the Thames. What a brill day out that was! If you’d like to visit it get info from the website You’ll have fun!

Stowaway is very good as a launchpad for Tudor Explorers.’

Caren Topley, Kingsmoor Lower School. 

For a Topic Web on Stowaway click on Lesson Plans.