In the late morning of May 29, 1953, the sun was shining brightly and a gentle breeze was blowing on the highest elevation of the world--and two men were there to witness it for the first time ever. Their names were Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, and they had ascended Everest. This is the breathtaking story of how two very different, yet equally determined, men battled frost-biting temperatures, tumbling ice rocks, powerful winds, and death-defying ridges to reach the top of the world's highest mountain.
Combining fresh and contemporary illustrations by Joe Todd-Stanton with Alexandra Stewart's captivating writing, this unique narrative tells the story of how Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay made their mark on the world from birth right up to their final days and the impact they've had on Nepal today.---from the publisher
64 pages 978-1547601592 Ages 8-12
Keywords: biography, heroes, legends, mountain climbing, perseverance, overcoming adversity, multicultural, diverse books, diversity, Nepal, 20th century, courage, 8 year old, 9 year old, 10 year old, 11 year old, 12 year old, narrative nonfiction
There are some books that take you to the legendary climb of Everest and give you all the data. They tell you about the weather and they tell you about the challenges. That's great but there is much more to the story than the story of the mountain.
This book is about the other half of the equation. This books is different. This one tells you about the two men who worked together to achieve this amazing feat. Who were they? What were they like as people? What kind of person chooses to climb the highest mountain in the world and succeeds at it?
For readers who want to know more than how cold it got and how powerful the winds were..for readers who want to know what it took from a human being to do this impossible thing... here's your book.
Recommended by: Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com