Speed King

Speed King

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A crowd of people stand on a flat white plain. In the distance, a snarling, roaring dark speck is hurtling towards them. 'Go, Burt!' The red bike blurs past. Fingers click stop-watches. The moment young Burt Munro saw a motorbike chugging down a quiet Invercargill street, he was hooked. More than fifty years later, he and his ancient Indian motorcycle would amaze the world by setting a land-speed record - one that remains unbroken to this day. Burt didn't have much money. He wasn't young. But he was determined. And he became a Kiwi legend. A wonderful true story about a very unlikely champion by an award-winning author and illustrator.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 247 x 256 x 10mm | 424g
  • Penguin Group (NZ)
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • English
  • 0143507222
  • 9780143507222
  • 110,112

About David Hill

David Hill (Author) David Hill is one of NZ's most highly regarded authors for children and young people. His books have been published in eight countries and his short stories and plays for young people have been broadcast here and overseas. David was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2004; he was awarded the Storylines Margaret Mahy Medal in 2005 for his significant contribution to children's literature; and with more than 40 published titles to his name he has won a variety of major national and international awards. Though perhaps best known for his junior fiction novels, David has also written acclaimed picture books, the most recent being First to the Top (Puffin, 2015). In March 2016 it was announced as a Storylines Notable Picture Book. Phoebe Morris (Illustrator) Phoebe Morris is a Wellington-based freelance illustrator and designer. Her first picture book was published in 2015, a collaboration with veteran author David Hill on the acclaimed picture book/biography of Sir Edmund Hillary, First to the Top. In a review for the NZ Listener, 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.' Speed King is Phoebe's second title with David Hill, and she is also the illustrator of the Frankie Potts junior fiction series by Juliet Jacka. Find out more about Phoebe at http-//phoebe.design/
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