All About Sir Edmund Hillary

All About Sir Edmund Hillary


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New Zealand adventurer, Edmund Hillary, spent his life exploring and climbing the tallest mountain ranges in the world. In 1953, Edmund Hillary and his Sherpa climbing partner, Tenzing Norgay, were the first climbers to reach the top of Mount Everest. The climbing of the Himalayan peak brought Edmund and Tenzing world fame and Hillary was knighted by the British crown to become Sir Edmund Hillary.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781681570877
Publisher: Blue River Press
Publication date: 12/01/2016
Series: All About
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,060,363
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: 1120L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 11 Years

About the Author

Lew Freedman is the author of more than ninety books including dozens of biographies for adult and school aged readers. He also enjoyed a long career as a journalist and newspaper editor for the Chicago Tribune, Philadelphia Inquirer and the Anchorage Daily News. The author currently resides in Cody, Wyoming.

Interior illustrator Amber Calderon is a young artist with a Studio Art degree from DePauw University. Amber has found a deep fondness for digital art and drawing. Much of her interest in making art is rooted in replicating, understanding, and manipulating the world around her.

In every All About portrait, Jennifer Mujezinovic aims to embrace her own style, connect with readers, and reveal a bit of the personality of each subject. Jenn lives in Bloomington, Indiana.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

1 Growing Up 1

2 Military Service 17

3 New Zealand Climbs 31

4 Himalayan Expeditions 48

5 Conquering Everest 63

6 Celebrating the Ascent 80

7 New Adventures 91

Select Quotes from Sir Edmund Hillary 103

Sir Edmund Hillary Timeline 104

World Timeline 105

Glossary 108

Bibliography 110

Index 111

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