Epic New Zealand Adventurers is ten true stories of daring and danger from New Zealand adventurers.
Race to the South Pole with Sir Edmund Hillary, find the end of the Nile with Cam McLeay and Garth MacIntyre, circumnavigate the world in a yacht with sixteen-year-old Laura Dekker.
Trek solo with Helen Thayer and her husky to the Magnetic North Pole, ride bikes down the spine of the Americas with Mark Watson and Hana Black, and many more exciting adventures — some known, some forgotten, and some just discovered.
About the author and illustrator:
Maria Gill (Author) considers herself an adventurer having travelled Europe, India and China by herself before she was 23 years old. For the last twenty years, she has visited schools throughout New Zealand sharing her 60 books with children. Epic New Zealand Adventurers is her seventh book with Marco Ivancic.
Marco Ivancic (Illustrator) is a freelance artist from Wellington, New Zealand with a Bachelor of Design and Illustration degree (Honours). He has also been nominated for and received awards for his illustration work. Marco has worked on book covers, album covers and video games.
Maria writes with clarity – each tale is brought alive with detail that widens how we view the facts and adventure hurdles. – Poetry Box