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A Children's Book Council 2019 Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students K-12.
This stunning nonfiction picture book compendium of facts about the world's highest mountain, with illustrations from up-and-comer Lisk Feng, will not disappoint.
Hundreds of people dare to climb Mount Everest every year, following in Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay's footsteps, hoping to experience Earth's highest peak. But there is so much more to this mountain than the brave mountaineers who climb it. Travel back to its ancient origins, learn about the flowers and plants that grow upon this great peak, and discover the rich history of religions, myths, and legends that surround this great Sagarmatha, the Goddess of the Sky.
About the Author
Sangma Francis is a freelance writer and editor based in Berlin.
Lisk Feng is an award-winning illustrator from China, who now works as a freelance illustrator in New York. She graduated from MFA Illustration Practice from Maryland institute College of Art in 2014, and has received awards from the Society of Illustrators and Communication Arts, among others. This is her first book.
“This appealing and informative guide to Everest may well have children dreaming of their own expeditions.”
—Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW
"Filled with both facts and folktales about the tallest mountain in the world."