First to the Top: Sir Edmund Hillary’s Amazing Everest Adventure tells the story of Sir Edmund Hillary, a shy but determined beekeeper from New Zealand who dreamed of being the first person to climb to the summit of Mt Everest, the world’s tallest mountain.
Up on the world’s highest mountain, the sky is tinged the black colour of space and the air is almost too thin to breathe. How did Ed, a small, shy boy from the tiny town of Tuakau in New Zealand, grow up to become the world’s most famous mountaineer and adventurer? How did he climb Everest and do so many other astonishing things?
This exceptional picture book, written by internationally acclaimed children’s author David Hill and illustrated by Phoebe Morris, tells the story of Sir Ed and his climb to the top of Mt Everest. It’s a story about courage, skill and determination, and an inspiration to anyone who dreams of reaching the top.
2016 Nonfiction winner of the HELL Children’s Choice Awards
2016 Storylines Notable Picture Book
2015 New Zealand Listener Top 50 Children’s Books
- Written by David Hill
- Illustrated by Phoebe Morris
- 32 pages
- Hardcover book
- Book measures approximately 25.6cm x 24.6cm x 1.1cm
- Published 29 July 2015
- ISBN: 9780143506874
First to the Top: Sir Edmund Hillary’s Amazing Everest Adventure by author David Hill and illustrator Phoebe Morris, tells the true story of a trailblazer who has inspired people around the planet. The illustrated children’s book is part of their bestselling series about famous New Zealanders.
This product is also available for purchase in store at Wellington Museum.