February 17, 2016

Song for Tenzing

Tiger of the Snows: Tenzing Norgay: The Boy Whose Dream Was Everest
by Robert Burleigh and Ed Young

Sherpa Norgay accompanied Sir Edmund Hillary to the top of Mount Everest. This is Robert Burleigh's poetic tribute to a man who shared a spiritual connection to the world's highest peak. Biographical information is actually very skimpy; all we learn is that he wanted to climb since childhood. Ed Young's pastel pictures lend a haunting beauty to the lyrical text.

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