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Summiting Everest: How a Photograph Celebrates Teamwork at the Top of the World
Summiting Everest: How a Photograph Celebrates Teamwork at the Top of the World
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Summiting Everest: How a Photograph Celebrates Teamwork at the Top of the World

The summit of Mount Everest the highest place on Earth. Could it be conquered? Could a climber literally stand on top of the world? No one had ever reached the summit and returned alive. Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay wanted to be the first. Not far from the top, before their final hours of climbing, team photographer Alfred Gregory snapped a picture of Hillary and Norgay, with the imposing Himalayas spread out behind them. It was the highest photograph anyone in human history had ever taken. With a click of his camera shutter in May 1953, Gregory opened up a hidden world for the rest of humanity to share.

Reading LevelGrades 5-7
Interest LevelGrades 5-9
Lexile Level1110L
ATOS Level7.2
AR Points1
AR Quiz #507551
Early Intervention Level28
Text TypeNarrative Nonfiction
Text SubtypeCause & Effect
PublisherCompass Point Books
Page Dimensions9 1/4" x 10 1/4"
Page Count64
BindingReinforced Library Binding
List Price: $37.32 School/Library Price

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School Library Journal - Mary Mueller, Rolla Public Schools, MO

"STARRED REVIEW! This outstanding follow-up to Capstone’s “Captured History” series continues the same format, focusing on a single, emblematic photograph that defines an era or event. . . .This set will show students how a single image can “capture” history and influence the perceptions and actions of those who see it. The books will certainly draw a large readership and are must-buys for all middle-level and secondary collections." - School Library Journal

April 1, 2014

Emma Carlson-Berne

Emma Carlson-Berne

Emma Carlson Berne has written more than a dozen books for children and young adults, including teen romance novels, biographies, and history books. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband, Aaron, her son, Henry, and her dog, Holly.

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