David Hill is a prolific and highly regarded writer, playwright, poet, columnist and critic from New Zealand. He is best known for his popular and award-winning body of work for young readers, ranging from picture books and short stories to plays and teenage fiction. In 2004, David was made a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit, and in 2005, he was awarded the Storylines Margaret Mahy Medal for his significant contribution to children's literature in New Zealand. He lives in New Plymouth with his wife, Beth, and juggles his many writing projects along with numerous school visits, leading professional development for teachers and mentoring emerging writers.
Phoebe Morris (Illustrator)
Phoebe Morris has been drawing for herself since 1996 and for other people since 2013. From a small studio in Wellington, she has collaborated with acclaimed author David Hill on award-winning picture book biographies of famous New Zealanders. Though much of her work focuses on narrative storytelling, Phoebe also creates illustrations for apps, websites, editorials, animation and interior design. Find out more about her work at phoebemorriscreative.com.
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 New Zealand, grow up to become the world's most famous mountaineer and adventurer? How did he climb Everest and do 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 Edmund Hillary and his climb to the top of Mt Everest. It's a story of courage, skill and determination, and will be an inspiration to anyone who dreams of reaching the top.
|Title:||First to the Top|
|Author:||David HillPhoebe Morris|