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published: Aug 2001
ISBN:9781550747218
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To the Top of Everest

by Laurie Skreslet & Elizabeth MacLeod

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list price: $18.95
edition:Hardcover
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published: Aug 2001
ISBN:9781550747218
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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Biographies, picture books, cookbooks—Elizabeth MacLeod has written them all and more. She has won many awards for her writing, including the Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children's Nonfiction, as well as Children's Choice awards across Canada. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
10 to 14
Grade:
5 to 9
Awards
  • Short-listed, Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award
  • Short-listed, Silver Birch Award, Ontario Library Association
  • Winner, Our Choice, Canadian Children's Book Centre
  • Short-listed, Young Adults' Choices, International Reading Association
  • Winner, Children’s Literature Choice List
  • Short-listed, Information Book Award, Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada
Editorial Reviews

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

— School Library Journal

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.

— Quill & Quire

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.

— Booklist

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