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Sky High: Jean Batten's Incredible Flying Adventures

Sky High: Jean Batten's Incredible Flying Adventures

Author: David Hill; Phoebe Morris (ill)
$25.00(NZD)  inc GST
Description

The little plane has been flying across the sea for eight hours. Huge black clouds surround it. Rain pours in. Wind slams. The aircraft is tossed around like a leaf. The pilot stares into the darkness. How much fuel is left? Is she flying in the right direction? How long till she reaches land? In 1934, Jean Batten set a world record for the fastest flight from England to Australia. Just two years later, she made the first-ever solo flight from England to New Zealand. Jean's fearless determination and flying skills helped her survive storms and crashes, as she crossed great oceans and lonely deserts in her tiny plane. This gripping true story with its dazzling illustrations is the third from the award-winning creators of the picture books First to the Top and Speed King. NZ Listener 50 Best Books for Kids

Awards

Finalist in the 2018 NZ Children's Book Awards for the Elsie Locke Award for Non-Fiction and  and also the Russell Clark Award for Illustration

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9780143770367
  • : Penguin Group (NZ)
  • : Puffin
  • : July 2017
  • : 257mm X 247mm X 10mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 32
  • : David Hill; Phoebe Morris (ill)
  • : Phoebe Morris
  • : English