Laurie Skreslet To the Top of Everest

ISBN 13: 9780606294751

To the Top of Everest

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9780606294751: To the Top of Everest

Follows the author, who became the 131st person to reach the peak of Mount Everest in 1982, as he overcame many obstacles and challenges, including hidden crevasses, blinding snowstorms, brutal altitude sickness, and deadly avalanches, to realize his dream.Follows the author, who became the 131st person to reach the peak of Mount Everest in 1982, as he overcame many obstacles and challenges, including hidden crevasses, blinding snowstorms, brutal altitude sickness, and deadly avalanches.

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Elizabeth MacLeod has written many children's books, including nine titles in the Snapshots Biography series, numerous titles in the Kids Can Read, Kids Books Of and Kids Can Do It series, Why Do Horses Have Manes?, What Did Dinosaurs Eat?, and Monster Fliers. She lives in Toronto.

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Gr 4-8-In this stunningly illustrated volume, readers learn about how Skreslet worked hard and challenged himself to achieve his dream of climbing Mount Everest. He talks about his overprotective parents and his unyielding desire for adventure, leaving home at age 17 to join the merchant marines, and his love of mountain climbing. Although he states that he had "poor balance, was afraid of heights and was clumsy," he persevered to overcome those challenges. He shows the incredible dangers of mountain climbing, and children will enthusiastically cheer him on and applaud his success. Dozens of color photographs inform readers about the equipment involved and show pictures of people, animals, and mountains in Nepal. Blue information boxes are scattered throughout the volume to serve up tidbits about "Sherpas," "The Yeti," and "Going to the Bathroom" on a snowy mountain. This exhilarating book is a great addition to the popular literature about climbing Mount Everest.

Be Astengo, Alachua County Library, Gainesville, FL

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