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 Two at the top : a shared dream of Everest
 Author: Krishnaswami, Uma

 Publisher:  Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press (2021)

 Dewey: 796.522
 Classification: Collective Biography
 Physical Description: [30] p., col. ill., 28 cm

 BTSB No: 532967 ISBN: 9781773062662
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Tenzing Norkey, -- 1914-1986
 Hillary, Edmund, -- 1919-2008
 Mountaineering -- Mount Everest (China and Nepal)
 Adventure and adventurers
 Mount Everest (China and Nepal)

Price: $23.98

Tenzing Norgay grew up in Nepal, herding yaks in the shadow of Chomolungma, the mountain also known as Everest. Across the ocean, in New Zealand, Edmund Hillary grew up tending his father's bees. In 1953, the two men set out on the same expedition to climb Everest.

 Illustrator: Corr, Christopher

   Kirkus Reviews (+) (09/01/21)
   School Library Journal (+) (01/01/22)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 01/01/2022 Gr 1–4—This vibrantly illustrated picture book is the story of Tenzig Norgay and Edmund Hillary and the separate journeys that led to their climbing the world's highest mountain together. A note helps readers position themselves for what unfolds: "This story is an account of historical events, told through the literary device of imagined first-person voices." Each spread shows Norgay on the left, growing up in Nepal, and Hillary on the right, growing up in New Zealand; readers will learn how the men's experiences inspired and prepared them to become the first to climb Mount Everest. Norgay's and Hillary's extensive climbing experiences gave each man the stamina and strength to withstand the difficulties of that famous trek up Everest. Each man's story is given equal weight, which is refreshingly different from older accounts of that climb, where it was implied that Hillary was the star of the show. The book also notes the massive number of supporting climbers. The artwork is brightly colored and has a folkloric feel to it, perhaps a nod to the folklore of Nepal and New Zealand. The author's notes give background information on the mountain, as well as the region of Nepal, and there is a short bibliography that might lead readers to more research. VERDICT Readers and teachers will appreciate the dual points of view in this modern biography as opposed to the more singular view that readers have been offered in the past. A great choice for biography sections needing fresh perspectives on historical figures.—Debbie Tanner - Copyright 2022 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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