Wheelers Books
Speed King: Burt Munro, the World's Fastest Indian
 

Speed King: Burt Munro, the World's Fastest Indian (Hardback)

By Hill, David

  • RRP: $25.00
  • $18.75
  • Save $6.25
  • In Stock At Publisher

In 1967 an unknown, elderly New Zealander and his ancient Indian motorcycle set a world land-speed record at Bonneville. The man was Burt Munro, and he became a Kiwi legend. How did he do it? His amazing true story is now a stunning picture book. A crowd of people stand on a fla...t white plain. In the distance, a snarling, roaring dark speck is hurtling towards them. It's a motorbike. The rider is inside the shell, lying almost flat. 'Go, Burt!' The red bike blurs past. Fingers click stop-watches. How fast has Burt Munro gone this time? The moment young Burt Munro saw a motorbike chugging down a quiet Invercargill street, he was hooked. More than fifty years later, he and his ancient Indian motorcycle would amaze the world by setting a land-speed record - one that remains unbroken to this day. Burt didn't have much money. He wasn't young. But he was determined. And he became a Kiwi legend. A wonderful true story about a very unlikely New Zealand champion, by the award-winning author and illustrator of First to the Top.
Read more

ISBN 9780143507222
Published NZ 1 Aug 2016
Publisher Penguin
Format Hardback
Availability
491 In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days

Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9780143507222
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Puffin
Published 1 Aug 2016
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Hill, David
Category Picture Storybooks
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions Width: 247mm
Height: 256mm
Spine: 10mm
Dewey Code 796.75092
Weight 418g
Interest Age 3-5 years
Reading Age 3-5 years
NBS Text Picture Books
ONIX Text Children/juvenile

TOP