Tiger of the Snows

Tenzing Norgay: The Boy Whose Dream Was Everest

By Robert Burleigh; Ed Young (Illustrator)
(Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780689830426, 40pp.)

Publication Date: April 25, 2006

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Description

Growing up at the foot of Mount Everest, a Sherpa boy named Tenzing Norgay dreamed about one day being the first to climb the giant in his backyard. For years he practiced, carrying loads of rocks in his backpack to grow stronger, prowling the mountain's lower levels; later, carrying loads of equipment for other adventurers, but always, always, wanting to climb himself.

But his dream never seemed possible until he met Edmund Hillary, a New Zealand beekeeper who shared Tenzing's dream. By working together every step of the way, two men from entirely different backgrounds climbed into the clouds, to the peak of Mount Everest. However, as the years passed, only Hilary's name lived on in the history books while, in the west, Norgay's was mostly forgotten.

In Tiger of the Snows, Robert Burleigh introduces young readers to one of the Far East's greatest heroes and tells the long-neglected story of a litle boy with an unimaginable dream, who refused to be daunted by the world's most daunting mountain, and who came to be known as the tiger of the snows. Caldecott winner Ed Young brings Everest to life with hauntingly, subtly beautiful animal imageries and resplendent colors, capturing the breathtaking grandeur and life force of the mountain the Nepalese call Mother Goddess of the Earth.




About the Author

Ed Young is the founding and senior pastor of Fellowship Church in the heart of Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas. Since 1990, the church has grown to over twenty thousand in weekend attendance. Ed also shares his creative communication style in his daily radio broadcast, Creative Connection. Ed is the author of Know Fear: Life's Six Most Common Phobias, High Definition Living, and Fatal Distractions. He is coauthor with Andy Stanley on a book for pastors and church leaders entitled Can We Do That? He and his wife, Lisa, have four children.



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