The Story of Sir Peter Blake
The first book about Sir Peter Blake
for younger readers
Sir Peter Blake was a New Zealand hero – sailor, adventurer, leader and environmentalist. With the passing of over 10 years since his tragic death, the time is ripe for children and young adults to know more about his life and legacy.
In The Story of Sir Peter Blake, award-winning author Tessa Duder tells Sir Peter’s life story for young readers, revealing what made him an inspirational leader and sailing legend.
From his early years sailing on the Waitemata Harbour, the book traces Blake’s emergence as a leading ocean sailor – one who would go on to win the Whitbread Round-the-World trophy and the Trophée Jules Verne for the fastest voyage around the world. Then he led New Zealand to some of its greatest sporting achievements – winning and defending the America’s Cup – before devoting his last years to raising global awareness of environmental issues.
Superbly written, The Story of Sir Peter Blake is richly illustrated with photos from his life and features informative background to sailing skills, the America’s Cup and other topics. The book was commissioned by the Sir Peter Blake Trust, which works to inspire the next generation of leaders, adventurers and environmentalists.
Release Date: 22 June 2012 | ISBN: 978-1-877514-42-5 | RRP $21.99
144 pages (8 colour)