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Sky High: Jean Batten's Incredible Flying Adventures

$25.00 NZD

Sky High: Jean Batten's Incredible Flying Adventures tells the gripping true story of how Jean Batten became an international superstar for her solo flights across the world.


With dazzling illustrations, this stunning picture book tells the story of the brave, trail-blazing and glamorous aviator, who strove to set new records in death-defying solo flights.


"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.


  • Written by David Hill
  • Illustrated by Phoebe Morris
  • NZ Listener 50 Best Books for Kids
  • 32 pages
  • Hardcover book
  • Book measures approximately 25.6cm x 24.6cm x 1.1cm
  • ISBN: 9780143770367


Sky High: Jean Batten's Incredible Flying Adventures, by author David Hill and illustrator Phoebe Morris, tells the incredible story of a Kiwi trail-blazer. The illustrated children’s book is the third in their bestselling series about famous New Zealanders.


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