Four Legs and the Heart of a Hero

Alison Hart, illustrated by Michael G. Montgomery. Leo, Dog of the Sea. 1519-1521. (Peachtree, 2018) [Dog Chronicles #3]
Leo has everything that a great explorer needs, courage, resourcefulness, a vital skill that will help his fellow explorers survive a dangerous journey into an unknown world, four legs… Wait, what? Yes, where would an expedition on a wooden sailing ship be on a three-year voyage without a faithful rat dog? Not that Ferdinand Magellan, the great Captain General of the voyage, concerns himself with such matters. He is focused on an impossible goal. In the early 1500′s is it even possible to sail a ship around the world?