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

$25.00 NZD

Hero of the Sea: Sir Peter Blake's Mighty Ocean Quests is a stunning biographical picture book for young readers about Sir Peter Blake, world-renowned New Zealand yachtsman, adventurer and environmentalist.


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 yacht 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.


“Remember,” he wrote, “this is the most beautiful world, and it's the only one we've got.”


This book tells the story of Sir Peter Blake's life and includes plenty of interesting facts, like that he was in the bath when he found out he was being knighted!


  • Written by David Hill
  • Illustrated by Phoebe Morris
  • 32 pages
  • Hardcover book
  • Book measures approximately 25.6cm x 24.6cm x 1.1cm
  • ISBN: 9780143771654


Hero of the Sea: Sir Peter Blake's Mighty Ocean Quests, by author David Hill and illustrator Phoebe Morris, tells the remarkable story of a true Kiwi hero. The illustrated children's book is the fourth in their bestselling series about famous New Zealanders.


This product is also available for purchase in store at Wellington Museum.