The 'Tiger of the Snows: Tenzing Norgay: The Boy Whose Dream Was Everest' is an intense and inspirational non-fiction book based on the life of the famous conqueror of the great Mount Everest, Tenzing Norgay. Written by Robert Burleigh, the book presents the story of a young boy who dreams an unimaginable dream of climbing up the world's most daunting mountain. Refusing to get daunted by the mountain, this young boy later comes to be known as the 'tiger of the snows'. This riveting story of determination and dedication has been neglected for long by many.
Tenzing Norgay grows up at the foot of the world's highest mountain, Mount Everest. This young Sherpa boy always dreams to climb the mountain one day not knowing that it has been considered by the world as an unattainable task. However, the will and determination in him never let him stop dreaming. He accompanies many adventurers in carrying their loads while climbing up other lower mountains. Tenzing starts to prepare himself by carrying loads of rocks in his backpacks so that he can grow stronger. His dream sees reality when he meets a fellow dreamer who dreams the same. A New Zealand beekeeper, Edmund Hillary happens to meet Tenzing Norgay, and together they reached the peak both of the mountain and their dreams. Edmund Hillary's story has been in the news over the years, but this book is the among the first to bring Tenzing's life and struggle.
About The Author And Illustrator
Robert Burleigh is a famous children books' author. This Chicago-born author has written poems, reviews, essays, children's picture books, and many filmstrips. Some of the famous works done by the author include 'The Adventures of Mark Twain by Huckleberry Finn', 'Hoops', 'Stealing Home', and 'Clang! Clang! Beep! Beep!'. The illustrator of the book, Ed Young has authored some books, such as 'Know Fear: Life's Six Most Common Phobias', 'High Definition Living', and 'Fatal Distractions'. You can order online for the paperback edition of the book published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers with the ISBN-10 number of 1442421924 and the ISBN-13 number of 9781442421929.
An intense and inspirational non-fiction book
A book based on the life of the famous conqueror of the great Mount Everest, Tenzing Norgay
The story of a young boy who dreams an unimaginable dream of climbing up the world's most daunting mountain
Story of the 'tiger of snows'
Written by the author of 'The Adventures of Mark Twain by Huckleberry Finn', Robert Burleigh