Tracy Kidder's critically acclaimed adult nonfiction work, Mountains Beyond Mountains has been adapted for young people by Michael French. In this young adult edition, readers are introduced to Dr. Paul Farmer, a Harvard-educated doctor with a self-proclaimed mission to transform healthcare on a global scale. Farmer focuses his attention on some of the world's most impoverished people and uses unconventional ways in which to provide healthcare, to achieve real results and save lives.
From the Hardcover edition.
|Publisher:||Random House Children's Books|
|Sold by:||Random House|
|Lexile:||1120L (what's this?)|
|File size:||3 MB|
|Age Range:||12 Years|
About the Author
TRACY KIDDER graduated from Harvard University and studied at the University of Iowa. He has won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Robert F. Kennedy Award, and many other literary prizes. The author of My Detachment, Mountains Beyond Mountains, Home Town, Old Friends, Among Schoolchildren, House, and The Soul of a New Machine, Kidder lives in Massachusetts and Maine.
MICHAEL FRENCH has published twenty books, including fiction for adults and young adults, biographies, and art criticism. He has adapted many acclaimed adult works for young people. Michael French divides his time between Santa Barbara, California, and Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I read this book during my first trip to Haiti and it was a great companion to a life-changing experience. It's very interesting and I learned a lot about the Haitian culture and medicine. I'm confused as to why this is listed as a book for teens--if I remember correctly there's some language, and it's definitely not just for youth (if it is for youth at all). Inspiring and challenging, I'd recommend this book for anyone interested in Haiti or medicine in developing nations.
The original was published in 2004 is an excellent book about an amazing humanitarian. This is an ADAPTION of the original for younger readers.
I enjoyed this book mostly because it told me so many things about Haiti that I never knew. It added greatly to my knowledge of a part of the world that in all likelihood I will never get to visit.
Wonderful heroic story of a man's attempts to help the people of Haiti.