Tales from the Top of the World: Climbing Mount Everest With Pete Athans (Exceptional Social Studies Titles for Intermediate Grades)

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Who wouldn't want to stand on top of the world--at the summit of Mount Everest, Earth's tallest mountain? Thousands have made the climb. Not all who attempt it reach the summit. Some die trying. Pete Athans has stood on top of the world seven times. Nicknamed Mr. Everest, Pete has encountered danger and excitement along the way--from avalanches to deadly snowstorms. Take an up-close look at the mountain and follow Pete all the way from base camp to the summit.

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Sandra K. Athans grew up watching her brother Pete turn his rock climbing hobby into a mountain climbing career. In addition to following his adventures, she teaches fourth grade and writes for children and teachers. She lives with her husband, two children, and three pets in Chittenango, New York.

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Gr 5-7-Hundreds of feet taller than its competitor in the altitude stakes, Everest is the epitome of challenge in the climbing world. Here readers are invited to accompany Pete Athans (who has climbed Everest some 14 times and stood on top of the world on 7 different occasions) on the arduous journey from below base camp to the summit. The matter-of-fact text is broken by tales of Athans's personal adventures-a rockfall on the West Ridge, a seracs crash in the Khumbu Icefall, a rescue in the Death Zone among them-and all are decorated with a plethora of color photos. Interspersed with the adventures are information boxes on such diverse topics as what to wear, high-altitude illnesses, and the "Eight-Thousanders" (all more than 26,247 feet high) to be found in the Himalayas (should you wish just slightly less challenge in your ascent). There are also several "Ask Mr. Everest" questions for Athans, along with his thoughtful answers. More detailed than Steve Jenkins's handsome The Top of the World: Climbing Mount Everest (Houghton, 1999), on a par with Jonathan Chester's nifty alphabetic approach in The Young Adventurer's Guide to Everest: From Avalanche to Zopkio (Tricycle, 2002), and simpler than Stephen Venables's more detailed To the Top: The Story of Everest (Candlewick, 2003), Athans's colorful work lends a personal touch to a dramatic endeavor, and may lure adventure-lovers high into the thin, cold air.-Patricia Manning, formerly at Eastchester Public Library, NYα(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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