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Speed King: Burt Munro, the World’s Fastest Indian


A crowd of people stand on a flat white plain. In the distance, a snarling, roaring dark speck is hurtling towards them. ‘Go, Burt!’ The red bike blurs past. Fingers click stop-watches.

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 champion by an award-winning author and illustrator.

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Author: David Hill
Illustrator: Phoebe Morris
ISBN: 9780143507222
Hardback, 32 pages
Publisher: Penguin NZ