Title: The Story of Sir Peter Blake
Author: Tessa Duder
Specs: 234 x 153 mm portrait, PB, 144 pp (inc. 8 pp colour)
Published: June 2012 Oratia Books edition: April 2017
Peter Blake was a New Zealand hero – sailor, adventurer, leader and environmentalist. Competing in ocean races, he clocked up as many sea miles as any seafarer in history, with some epic victories. Then he led his small country to win the America’s Cup (twice!), and gave his last years to helping the environment.
Award-winning author Tessa Duder tells the gripping story of Sir Peter’s life for teenage readers, revealing what made him an inspirational leader. The book features boxes backgrounding sailing skills, the America’s Cup and other key points, and is richly illustrated with photos from his life (including 8 pages of colour).