Race to Mount Everest

Great Races
  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 6
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

Offers readers a captivating look into the race against time and difficult weather conditions in order to reach the top of Mount Everest. Learn about what climbers Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay went through to summit the tall mountain. Additional features include a Fast Facts spread, critical-thinking questions, primary source quotes and accompanying source notes, a phonetic glossary, resources for further study, and an index.

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Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Narrative, Nonfiction
Category Social Studies
Copyright 2020
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Imprint Momentum
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2019-08-01
BISACS JNF025210, JNF025170
Dewey 796.522
Graphics Full-color photographs, Historical photographs
Dimensions 6.5 x 9
Lexile 820
Guided Reading Level V
ATOS Reading Level 5.0
ATOS Interest Level MG
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 503582
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Detailed maps, Educational front/back matter, Glossary of key words, Index, Infographics, Informative sidebars, Phonetics, Photo captions, Primary-source text, Reviewed, Sources for further research, Suggested websites, and Table of contents
Online Resources

  • Fast Facts
  • The Death Zone
  • First to the Top
  • A Partnership
  • The Race Is On
  • False Hope
  • The Highest Point on Earth
  • Think About It
  • Glossary
  • Source Notes
  • To Learn More
  • Index
Author: Janie Havemeyer

Janie Havemeyer is an author of many books for young readers. She lives in San Francisco, California, and has visited Angel Island. Janie loves history and learning about the lives of other people. For many years she taught California history to third graders. She is a graduate of Middlebury College and Bank Street College of Education.

Reviews

A noteworthy review of Great Races from Booklist on October 1, 2019

With a narrative-driven tone and plenty of photos, both historical and contemporary, this entry in the Great Races series (8 titles) follows the pioneering progress of John Hunt’s climbing team that led to Edmund Hillary and Tenzig Norgay summiting the highest peak on the planet.… View →