Tupaia, Isaac and Cook is the story of a journey into the unknown. When Isaac Smith signs on to sail with James Cook to the Pacific, he meets and befriends a master navigator called Tupaia, one of the most remarkable characters in history. Tupaia helps guide the Endeavour through the Pacific as James Cook undertakes a secret mission for the British Admiralty – to search for the legendary “Great South Land”. The journey ultimately proves to be both heroic and tragic – changing forever the lives of all on board and many people throughout the Pacific. Mark Wilson is an award-winning author of many books focusing on both history and our natural environment. He spends most days talking to children in schools, inspiring them to be creative and make a difference.