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Hero of the Sea: Sir Peter Blake's Mighty Ocean Quests

Hero of the Sea: Sir Peter Blake's Mighty Ocean Quests
 

"Sir Peter Blakes life was filled with adventures. During his 30-year career on the ocean, he sailed around the globe, won the worlds most famous races and broke records. Even his red socks became a national sensation. But no matter how many trophies Peter won, he always knew the... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780143771654
Barcode 9780143771654
Published 1 October 2018 by Penguin
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Hill, David
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ISBN-13 9780143771654
ISBN-10 0143771655
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 7-15 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Puffin
Publication Date 1 October 2018
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Hill, David
Category Picture Storybooks
Human Geography / Peoples Of The World
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Interest Age 2-6 years
Reading Age 2-6 years
NBS Text Children's General Non-Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions Width: 246mm
Height: 256mm
Spine: 11mm
Weight 432g
Dewey Code 910.4
Catalogue Code 922905

Description of this Book

A stunning biographical picture book for young readers about Sir Peter Blake, world-renowned New Zealand yachtsman, adventurer and environmentalist. 'Remember,' he wrote, 'this is the most beautiful world, and it's the only one we've got.' Sir Peter Blake's life was filled with amazing adventures. During his 30-year career on the ocean, he sailed around the globe, won the world's most famous races and broke records. Even his red socks became a national sensation. But no matter how many trophies Peter won, he always knew the survival of our planet was more important. This illustrated picture book, by an acclaimed author and illustrator, tells the remarkable story of a true Kiwi hero. It is the fourth book in their bestselling series about famous New Zealanders.

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Author's Bio

David Hill (Author) David Hill is a prolific and highly regarded New Zealand writer, playwright, poet, columnist and critic. Best known for his highly popular and award-winning body of work for young people, ranging from picture books to teenage fiction, his novels have been published all around the world and translated into several languages. In 2004 David was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit and in 2005 he was awarded the Storylines Margaret Mahy Medal, acknowledging his significant contribution to children's literature in New Zealand.He lives in New Plymouth.Phoebe Morris (Illustrator) Freelance illustrator Phoebe Morris works from a small studio in Wellington. Hero of the Sea is her fourth collaboration with acclaimed author David Hill, and their award-winning picture book series of biographies of famous New Zealanders for Penguin Random House New Zealand has earned her unanimous praise. In a review for the New Zealand Listener about her first picture book, First to the Top, Ann Packer wrote 'Wellingtonian Phoebe Morris makes a stunning debut as an illustrator ... from the arresting cover, through cameos of his younger life, to haunting, other-worldly mountainscapes, Morris's style gives the old story a cool new edge.' Find out more about Phoebe's work at phoebemorriscreative.com

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