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Reaching the summit : Sir Edmund Hillary's story

Author: Alexa Johnston; David Larsen
Publisher: Auckland, N.Z. : Penguin, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tells the story of Sir Edmund Hillary from his early days growing up in the Waikato, to his climbing expeditions and the ascent on Mt Everest, to his trek to the South Pole. Suggested level: primary, intermediate, junior secondary.
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Genre/Form: Children's nonfiction
Biography
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Named Person: Edmund Hillary; Edmund Hillary; Edmund Hillary
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alexa Johnston; David Larsen
ISBN: 9780143006664 0143006665
OCLC Number: 972692978
Notes: Includes index.
Emphasising high adventure, the book tells the story of the young Hillary growing up in the Waikato district of New Zealand, and of his increasing love of climbing and the outdoors.
Awards: New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children & Young Adults 2008 Non Fiction Honour Award.
Description: 173 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Alexa Johnston, David Larsen.

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