Tales from the Top of the World

Climbing Mount Everest with Pete Athans

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

The journey up Mount Everest is never easy. Climbers risk their lives as they struggle around jagged towers of ice, over snow-covered boulders, and across gaping crevasses. Pete Athans knows these dangers well. He has climbed Mount Everest fourteen times and reached the summit seven times. What is it like to climb the highest mountain on Earth? In this book, you’ll follow Pete to the top—and learn about his adventures along the way.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-4677-0126-6
$47.99 $35.99
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Social Studies
Copyright 2013
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 64
Publication Date 2012-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 5.6
BISACS JNF007100, JNF054000, JNF038020
Dewey 796.522095496
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7.75 x 10.25
Lexile 860
ATOS Reading Level 5.7
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 153616
Accelerated Reader® Points 2.0
Features Awards, Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Maps, Reviewed, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Awards

  • Missouri State Teacher's Association Reading Circle Selection, Winner, 2014

Reviews

VOYA

“A great book for a wide variety of readers…The perfect example of why certain nonfiction titles should also be recommended to adults: Everyone can learn a lot reading this book.” —VOYA

School Library Journal

“Athans’s colorful work lends a personal touch to a dramatic endeavor, and may lure adventure-lovers high into the thin, cold air.” —School Library Journal

Booklist

“Accompanying plenty of color photos of climbers and rugged slopes, frequent side boxes contain stories of feats and rescues, an ‘Ask Mr. Everest’ feature, and background material from maps and charts to lists of required gear and types of high-altitude illness. This absorbing account of the increasingly popular climb and its many dangers is capped with notes on recent efforts to clean up the tons of trash left on the mountain and an excellent, age-appropriate resource list.” —Booklist

Kirkus Reviews

“A solid introduction to the world’s highest mountain has a you-are-there feel….A smart, inclusive and evocative account of a mountain, its character and its past.” —Kirkus Reviews

Author: Sandra K. Athans

Sandra is a fourth-grade teacher and literacy specialist. She is the author of many teacher-practitioner books on literacy instruction and is often invited to share her knowledge and inspiration at national reading and writing conferences. Sandra is also an adjunct professor with the Department of Graduate Education at Le Moyne College. She enjoys writing children's books, short stories, and theatrical scripts. Moreover, she is passionate about championing her students' interests in reading and writing. Many of her students have received awards and accolades for their stories, poems, and other written materials.

Lerner eSource™ offers free digital teaching and learning resources, including Common Core State Standards (CCSS) teaching guides. These guides, created by classroom teachers, offer short lessons and writing exercises that give students specific instruction and practice using Common Core skills and strategies. Lerner eSource also provides additional resources including online activities, downloadable/printable graphic organizers, and additional educational materials that would also support Common Core instruction. Download, share, pin, print, and save as many of these free resources as you like!

Tales from the Top of the World

The journey up Mount Everest is never easy. Climbers risk their lives as they struggle around jagged towers of ice, over snow-covered boulders, and across gaping crevasses. Pete Athans knows these dangers well. He has climbed Mount Everest fourteen times and reached the summit seven… View available downloads →