Now for the first time, readers in grades 4 - 8 can climb to the rooftop of the world — Mount Everest — through the adventures of renowned high-altitude climber, Pete Athans — who has reached the summit SEVEN times! In this debut nonfiction work, Tales from the Top of the World, Sandra Athans shares highlights of the extreme dangers and relentless challenges her brother faced on his Everest expeditions: crossing vast gaping cracks in the frozen ground, gasping for breath in the thinning air, and pushing himself beyond physical limits in daring rescues.
“A solid introduction to the world’s highest mountain has a you-are-there feel….A smart, inclusive and evocative account of a mountain, its character and its past.”
— Kirkus Review
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