Illus. in full color. Here is the gripping story of Hillary and Norgay's perilous ascent of Mount Everest as they battled snow and ice slides, whipping winds, and the grim knowledge that 19 others had died in the same attempt.
"This is just the book to hook adventure-lovers on biographies. "--School Library Journal.
S. A. Kramer is the author of many nonfiction early readers on topics as varied as submarines and the first summit of Mount Everest. She has also written numerous sports readers, including the recently revised edition of Basketball’s Greatest Players. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.