Item description for Mystery on Everest: A Photobiography Of George Mallory (Photobiographies) by Audrey Salkeld...
A dashing, determined adventurer, Mallory tried to climb Mount Everest three times, dying on his final attempt. His daring exploits--and the mystery of whether he reached the summit before he died--will hold young readers' interest from cover to cover.
Citations And Professional Reviews Mystery on Everest: A Photobiography Of George Mallory (Photobiographies) by Audrey Salkeld has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/2001 page 147
School Library Journal - 11/01/2000 page 175
Booklist - 11/01/2000 page 533
Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/2000 page 147
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Studio: National Geographic Children's Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11.08" Width: 9.46" Height: 0.41" Weight: 1.15 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2000
Publisher National Geographic Children's Books
ISBN 0792272226 ISBN13 9780792272229
Availability 0 units.
More About Audrey Salkeld
Salkeld has the most comprehensive private archive in Britain on mountaineering.
Reviews - What do customers think about Mystery on Everest: A Photobiography Of George Mallory (Photobiographies)?
Terrific reading for fifth and sixth graders Aug 20, 2005
This National Geographic photobiography of George Mallory's life and the mystery surrounding his death on Mount Everest conveys the sense of adventure explorers like him had in the early part of the 20th century. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to be inspired to pursue his or her own adventures.
Children's book Aug 23, 2003
This really is a children's book. It is very short. The pictures are horrible-- washed out black and white, more akin to a pale blue.
A Tale of Everest Jun 6, 2002
The book Mystery on Everest is about renowned English mountain climber George Mallory and his disappearance during his three attempts at climbing the world's tallest mountain, Mt. Everest. His one reason to try for Everest was "Because Its There". To this day, nothing is known of him if he made it to the summit or not after his third attempt. This photo biography tells the tale of his life in childhood, during the war, his family, and his hobby, mountain climbing. Educated at Cambridge, Mallory was always adventurous, but it wasn't until later on in life that he found his new love in the English hills, mountain climbing. He soon married his first wife and started a family. During World War One, he manned howitzers that pounded German positions behind enemy lines. After the war, he went back to his family. His desire for mountain climbing drew him to join expeditions to Everest in 1921, 1922, and 1924. A team of mountain climbers found Mallory's body in 1999, opening up a vast stockpile of questions that have not been able to be answered since his death. Did Mallory reach the summit 29 years before Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary ?
This photo biography is filled with many interesting pictures that explain more than words. I saw this book on the bookshelf and was instantly drawn to it. This book is very easy to read and had many black and white pictures. I greatly recommend this book to anybody that is interested in mountains, human will, or mystery.