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Everest: The Remarkable Story of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay



by
Alexandra Stewart ,Joe Todd-Stanton

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing
Imprint
Bloomsbury USA
ISBN
9781547601592
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On the morning of May 29, 1953, the sun was shining brightly and a gentle breeze was blowing on the highest elevation of the world—and for the first time ever, people were there to witness it. Their names were Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, and they had ascended Everest. This is the breathtaking story of how these two 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 action-packed text, this unique narrative tells the complete stories of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay—from their births right up through their final days—and the lasting impact they've had on the world.Bibliography. Foreword by Ranulph Fiennes. Full-color illustrations.

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

64

Trim Size

12" x 9 1/3"

Dewey

796.522

AR

7.2: points 2

Lexile

1060L

Genre

Nonfic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

May 2020

Book Genres

Narrative Nonfiction, Picture Books for Older Readers

Topics

Edmund Hillary (1919–2008). Tenzing Norkey (1914–1986). Mountaineering expeditions. Mountaineers. Mount Everest (China and Nepal). Sherpa (ethnic group). Biography.

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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

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School Library Journal

Climbers and adventure seekers have been unable to resist the allure of Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain. Everest, equal to the height of 20 stacked Empire State Buildings, had posed a challenge to numerous European expeditions. Many treks resulted in failure and death. Edmund Hillary, a New Zealand beekeeper, and Tenzing Norgay, a Nepali Indian Sherpa and yak herder, successfully climbed the mountain in 1952 with the aid of hundreds of others. Using colorful and informative illustrations, the narrative relays the life stories of both men. They were brought together by their obsession to conquer the summit of Everest. Stories of previous attempts to reach the top of the mountain are also shown; reasons for their failure are explained. The political and social changes that occurred after World War II made scaling the mountain more manageable and aided technical advances in equipment and planning. Information about the expedition and Everest is accessible and heightened by lively language. Readers will gain an understanding of the great team effort behind the accomplishment. Hillary is usually hailed as the conqueror of Everest, but Stewart gives well-deserved credit to Norgay and the lesser-known mountaineers or climbers who have been forgotten. An interesting and beautiful work giving credit to both Hillary and Norgay for the great feat of being the first to ascend Mount Everest.

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Climbers and adventure seekers have been unable to resist the allure of Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain. Everest, equal to the height of 20 stacked Empire State Buildings, had posed a challenge to numerous European expeditions. Many treks resulted in failure and death. Edmund Hillary, a New Zealand beekeeper, and Tenzing Norgay, a Nepali Indian Sherpa and yak herder, successfully climbed the mountain in 1952 with the aid of hundreds of others. Using colorful and informative illustrations, the narrative relays the life stories of both men. They were brought together by their obsession to conquer the summit of Everest. Stories of previous attempts to reach the top of the mountain are also shown; reasons for their failure are explained. The political and social changes that occurred after World War II made scaling the mountain more manageable and aided technical advances in equipment and planning. Information about the expedition and Everest is accessible and heightened by lively language. Readers will gain an understanding of the great team effort behind the accomplishment. Hillary is usually hailed as the conqueror of Everest, but Stewart gives well-deserved credit to Norgay and the lesser-known mountaineers or climbers who have been forgotten. An interesting and beautiful work giving credit to both Hillary and Norgay for the great feat of being the first to ascend Mount Everest.

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