Sky High – Jean Batten’s Incredible Flying Adventures


This is a large format hard back book by David Hill, with illustrations by Phoebe Morris.

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The little plane has been flying across the sea for eight hours.  How much fuel is left?  Is the pilot flying in the right direction?  How long till she reaches land?

In 1934, Jean Batten set a word 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.

This gripping true story, with its dazzling illustrations, is the third from the award-winning creators of the picture books ‘First to the Top’ and ‘Speed King’.