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To the Top of Everest

by Laurie Skreslet & Elizabeth MacLeod

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list price: $9.95
edition:Paperback
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published: Aug 2003
ISBN:9781550748147
publisher: Kids Can Press
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On October 5, 1982, Laurie Skreslet became the first Canadian to reach the peak of Mount Everest. His lifelong dream of scaling the world's tallest mountain had become a reality, but it was an achievement that came with a heavy price. Laurie and his expedition faced hidden crevasses, blinding snowstorms, horrible altitude sickness and deadly avalanches that claimed the lives of team members throughout the ascent. In this exciting true-life adventure, Laurie shares intimate details from the climb itself, including the terrifying moment when he almost plunged to an icy death. A true hero, Laurie proves that with a bit of courage, a little faith and a lot of teamwork, an ordinary person can accomplish extraordinary things.

About the Authors
Laurie Skreslet has climbed many of the world’s highest mountains and leads groups on climbs around the world. He lives in Calgary, Alberta.
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Elizabeth MacLeod has written many children's books, including nine titles in the Snapshots Biography series, numerous titles in the Kids Can Read, Kids Books Of and Kids Can Do It series, Why Do Horses Have Manes?, What Did Dinosaurs Eat?, and Monster Fliers. She lives in Toronto.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
10 to 14
Grade:
5 to 9
Awards
  • Short-listed, Silver Birch Award, Ontario Library Association
  • Short-listed, Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award
  • Short-listed, Young Adults’ Choices, International Reading Association
  • Winner, Our Choice - Starred Selection, Canadian Children’s Book Centre
  • Short-listed, Information Book Award, Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada
  • Winner, Children’s Literature Choice List
Editorial Reviews

Skreslet’s amiable presentation will have great appeal both for readers and browsers, who will learn much within the context of a true-life adventure.


Skreslet, with Elizabeth MacLeod, has penned a dramatic, easily accessible narrative, and kids aged 10 and over who are nuts for rock-climbing, adventure tales, and sports biographies will certainly find what they are looking for in this text.


This exhilarating book is a great addition to the popular literature about climbing Mount Everest.

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