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Hillary & Norgay: To the top of Mount Everest
By Helen Whipple: St Catharines, Ont.: Crabtree Pub, c2007.

Enjoy this beautifully presented book, which examines one of the 20th Century’s greatest achievements. When Sir Edmund Hillary and Norgay Tenzing reached the summit of Everest they became international celebrities. Discover what drove these men, how their younger years shaped them, and how being the first to reach the summit of the world’s tallest mountain created a legacy, turning Sir Ed into a New Zealand icon.
This book is an invaluable resource on Everest and Hillary with a combination of black and white archival photos and colour photography, fact boxes, statistics with information regarding the men who climbed Everest, the mountain, country, and people of Nepal. It is suitable for Year 6 to 8 students.

*Other new titles on Hillary include:

Hillary and Norgay’s Mount Everest Adventure
By Jim Kerr: Chicago: Heinemann Library, c2008
Suitable for Primary – Intermediate students

Edmund Hillary: first to the top: Elish, Dan. Publisher: New York: Marshall Cavendish Benchmark, c2007.Suitable for Intermediate – Junior Secondary

reviewed by Tracy