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Synopsis: A biography of Edmund Hillary, whose love of snow, mountains, and the outdoor life culminated in his conquering the highest peak in the world.
From School Library Journal:
Grade 5-9-- A straightforward biography of the rangy New Zealander who, with the Sherpa, Tenzing Norgay, was the first climber to summit Mount Everest in 1953. Opening with an account of that great success, Gaffney flashes back to summarize Hillary's youth, his introduction to climbing, and the expeditions in which Hillary participated. His love for the Sherpa people and his refusal to rest on his laurels give an important subtext to Hillary's life, perhaps explaining how he continued after the tragic loss of his wife and daughter in a plane crash while he was building a hospital in a remote mountain village. The text is good, providing a clear, fact-filled, and accurate account without sensationalizing the deaths and injuries that are inherent to climbing in the Himalayas. Forty black-and-white photos amply illustrate historical events related by the text. Nine colorful double-page spreads open each chapter, and forty-five other color shots enhance the text. Four pages of appendixes provide additional photos; there is only one small map of the Himalayan region. The bibliography includes 11 mostly adult titles by Hillary and/or his wife and 3 other titles, most of which are out of print. --Joel Shoemaker, Tilford Middle School, Vinton, IA
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Title: Edmund Hillary (Worlds Great Explorers)
Publisher: Childrens Pr
Publication Date: 1991
Binding: Library Binding
Book Condition: Used: Good
Book Description Childrens Pr. Library Binding. Book Condition: Very Good. This book shows minor wear and is in very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # G0516030523I4N00
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Book Description Childrens Pr, 1991. Book Condition: Good. Ships from Reno, NV. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP91158105
Book Description Childrens Pr, Montreal, PQ, Canada, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. 0516030523 The Full Number line is present. This is a former library book with the usual identifiers. Glossy Illustrated Boards. A biography of Edmund Hillary, whose love of snow, mountains, and the outdoor life culminated in his conquering the highest peak in the world. All books shipped within 24 hours with U. S. Postal Service Delivery Confirmation, each order is packaged in a new box with bubble wrap, and always your satisfaction is guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # 007938
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