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Tiger of the Snows: Tenzing Norgay: The Boy Whose Dream Was Everest

by Robert Burleigh

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Another good read-aloud.
  Climbing-books | Dec 18, 2014 |
A boy has a dream to climb Mount Everest and needs someone to climb it with him.
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  hatease | Nov 29, 2014 |
Retelling: Tenzing Norgay was the first climber (along with Edmund Hillary) to climb to the top of Everest. This book poetically describes the ascent his ascent with stunning illustrations.

Thoughts and Feelings: I feel like I was with Norgay on his climb, but I still have no idea who the man was. This book reveals very little about the person. I wonder what this journey meant for him and for the world.
  Ms.Penniman | Aug 26, 2011 |
Tenzing Norgay, a Sherpa boy tending Yaks at the base of the Himalayas, looked up. He looked up to the jagged crest of Everest, the tallest mountain in the world, and wanted nothing more than to climb “into the airless air” and emerge triumphant on the rocky pinnacle of “his mountain”. This biography in verse chronicles the life of this climber as he develops his skills and realizes his dream, with the help of an important partnership. Ed Young’s illustrations depict the icy grandeur of this hauntingly beautiful and formidable landscape. Young readers will enjoy the soaring emotions of this biography which casually emphasizes how much one can accomplish with determination and cooperation. ( )
  welkinscheek | Nov 7, 2007 |
Don't get for LES. Story of Tenzing Norgay, the Sherpa guide who led the first trip to Mt. Everest. Good story, but students won't relate ( )
  dees | Apr 14, 2007 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0689830424, Hardcover)

Growing up at the foot of Mount Everest, a Sherpa boy named Tenzing Norgay dreamed about one day being the first to climb the giant in his backyard. For years he practiced, carrying loads of rocks in his backpack to grow stronger, prowling the mountain's lower levels; later, carrying loads of equipment for other adventurers, but always, always, wanting to climb himself.

But his dream never seemed possible until he met Edmund Hillary, a New Zealand beekeeper who shared Tenzing's dream. By working together every step of the way, two men from entirely different backgrounds climbed into the clouds, to the peak of Mount Everest. However, as the years passed, only Hilary's name lived on in the history books while, in the west, Norgay's was mostly forgotten.

In Tiger of the Snows, Robert Burleigh introduces young readers to one of the Far East's greatest heroes and tells the long-neglected story of a litle boy with an unimaginable dream, who refused to be daunted by the world's most daunting mountain, and who came to be known as the tiger of the snows. Caldecott winner Ed Young brings Everest to life with hauntingly, subtly beautiful animal imageries and resplendent colors, capturing the breathtaking grandeur and life force of the mountain the Nepalese call Mother Goddess of the Earth.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:19:53 -0400)

Describes the first successful climb to the top of Mount Everest by the Sherpa Tenzing Norkey and Sir Edmund Hillary in 1953.

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