Fall '19

Race to Mount Everest

From the Set Great Races

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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  • 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
Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Dewey 796.522
Lexile 820
ATOS Reading Level 5.0
Guided Reading Level V
Language English
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Format Reinforced book, Hosted ebook
ISBN 9781503832237, 9781503839021
Copyright 2020, 2020
Number of Pages 32, 32
Dimensions 6.5 x 9, 6.5 x 9
Graphics Full-color photographs, Historical photographs

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. The author focuses specifically on this particular climb, describing the challenging conditions, slow progress, and previous attempts by other team members that laid the way for Hillary and Norgay’s eventual success. Occasional inset boxes and side bars offer additional facts, like the symptoms and dangers of altitude sickness, the history of the Sherpa community at Everest’s base, and common causes of death for Everest climbers. A glossary, source notes, and critical thinking questions round out this exciting chronicle of a ground-breaking journey.

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.