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Author: Roland Smith
Publisher: Orlando, FL : Harcourt Children's Books, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A fourteen-year-old boy attempts to be the youngest person to reach the top of Mount Everest.
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Genre/Form: Young adult fiction
Bildungsromans
Fiction
Juvenile works
Young adult works
Texas Lone Star Reading List, 2008-2009
Adventure fiction
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roland Smith
ISBN: 9780152024178 0152024174
OCLC Number: 71426775
Notes: Sequel: The edge.
Awards: Winner of National Outdoor Book Awards (Children's) 2007
Winner of Nevada Young Readers' Award (Young Adult) 2009
Commended for Golden Sower Award (Young Adult) 2010
Commended for Oregon Book Awards (Young Adult) 2008
Commended for Texas Lone Star Reading List 2008
Commended for Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens (Ten to Fourteen) 2008
Short-listed for Young Reader's Choice Award (Intermediate/Grades 7-9) 2010
Short-listed for Sunshine State Young Reader's Award (Grades 6-8) 2009
Description: 246 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: The assignment --
The hook --
A couple of stitches & the slammer --
Circling the drain --
The twins --
Rock rats --
Bangkok --
The Summit Hotel --
Gear of the dead --
Tibet --
Peak experience --
Rock weasels --
Gasp --
Latecomers --
Gamow bag --
ABC --
Letters from home --
Secrets --
Bear and bull --
Camp four --
Arrest --
Family history --
Unrest --
Blink --
Shortcut --
Camp 3 1/2 --
Camps five and six --
Top of the world --
Down the mountainside --
Denouement.
Responsibility: Roland Smith.

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