Roberto's Trip to the Top (Hardcover)

By John B. Paterson Jr., John B. Paterson Sr, Renato Alarcao (Illustrator)

Candlewick, 9780763627089, 40pp.

Publication Date: August 11, 2009

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (8/24/2010)

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Breathtaking vistas and bustling scenes await a boy and his uncle when they ride the teleférico to the top of a mountain in Venezuela.

Up, up, up goes Roberto, aboard a cable car, heading to the top of El Avila. Share his excitement as he sees deep ravines and spectacular views, and meets the people and wildlife that live on the mountainside, on his first big adventure!

About the Author

John Barstow Paterson (1932 - 2013) and John B. Paterson, Jr., father-and-son authors, based this story on their own 1970s trip to Caracas, where they rode the very teleférico featured in the book. John Sr. also collaborated with his wife, Newbery Award-winning author Katherine Paterson, on The Flint Heart, as well as Consider the Lilies, Images of God,and Blueberries for the Queen. John Jr. lives in New Canaan, Connecticut.

Renato Alarcao has illustrated many children’s books, including Red Ridin’ in the Hood and Other Cuentos by Patricia Santos Marcantonio. He lives in Brazil.