Ascent (A Peak Marcello Adventure) (Paperback)
HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780358040644, 256pp.
Publication Date: September 15, 2020
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After conquering the mountains in Afghanistan, Peak Marcello goes to Myanmar, a country that has been in the grips of a brutal military regime for more than fifty years, to visit Alessia. When he’s invited to climb Hkakabo Razi, one of the most isolated mountains in the world, Peak can’t pass up the opportunity. But getting to the mountain will involve a four-week trek through tropical rainforests rife with hazards—from venomous reptiles and leeches to corrupt police and military. In the end, summiting Hkakabo Razi may be the easiest thing Peak does.
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Praise For Ascent (A Peak Marcello Adventure)…
"The third book of Peak’s adventures includes the same engaging narration, exotic settings, and plentiful perils that won the series’ debut high praise."--Booklist
"An absorbing wilderness story."--Kirkus
"Smith’s reliable attention to the culture, politics, and environmental habitat of his settings is engaging and integral to the action...Details about Hkakabo Razi, flora and fauna, and climbing techniques will appeal to science and sports buffs alike."--School Library Journal