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The only thing youll find on the summit of Mount Everest is a divine view. The things that really matter lie far below. - Peak Marcello

After fourteen-year-old Peak Marcello is arrested for scaling a New York City skyscraper, he's left with two choices: wither away in Juvenile Detention or go live with his long-lost father, who runs a climbing company in Thailand. But Peak quickly learns that his father's renewed interest in him has strings attached. Big strings. As owner of Peak Expeditions, he wants his son to be the youngest person to reach the Everest summit--and his motives are selfish at best. Even so, for a climbing addict like Peak, tackling Everest is the challenge of a lifetime. But it's also one that could cost him his life.

Roland Smith has created an action-packed adventure about friendship, sacrifice, family, and the drive to take on Everest, despite the incredible risk. The story of Peaks dangerous ascent—told in his own words—is suspenseful, immediate, and impossible to put down.

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"'Here's the perfect antidote for a kid who thinks books are boring. In his latest, Smith (Cryptid Hunters) introduces 14-year-old Peak Marcello (named by his mountaineering parents) as he's arrested for scaling Manhattan's Woolworth Building, in an attempt to graffiti his tag — a blue mountain peak — high on the side of it. Peak is headed for a long stint in juvie when his estranged father swoops into the courtroom with a solution that will get the media's newest darling — the papers have dubbed Peak 'Spider Boy' — immediately and far out of sight. Before the trek to China, where Peak's father runs a commercial climbing operation on the Tibetan side of Mount Everest, Peak's English teacher, Vincent, gives him two notebooks to fill, which will complete his requirements for the school year. This conceit allows Peak to tell his story in his own wry voice and to share lots of Vincent's advice. 'A good writer should draw the reader in by starting in the middle of the story with a hook,' Peak recalls. 'I guess Vincent thinks readers are fish.' The hook here is irresistible — Peak will try to become the youngest person ever to scale Everest — overcoming Chinese bureaucrats, resentment of his father, rivalry with a Nepalese teen who has the same goal, avalanches, icy crevasses, howling winds, searing cold and many, many frozen corpses to reach the 29,028-foot summit. The nifty plotting, gripping story line and Peak's assured delivery give those who join this expedition much to savor. Ages 12-up.' Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)"

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The emotional, tension-filled story of a fourteen-year-old boy's attempt to be the youngest person to reach the top of Mount Everest.

Synopsis:

The emotional, tension-filled story of a fourteen-year-old boy's attempt to be the youngest person to reach the top of Mount Everest.The emotional, tension-filled story of a fourteen-year-old boy's attempt to be the youngest person to reach the top of Mount Everest.

Synopsis:

The only thing youll find on the summit of Mount Everest is a divine view. The things that really matter lie far below. -Peak Marcello
After fourteen-year-old Peak Marcello is arrested for scaling a New York City skyscraper, hes left with a choice: wither away in juvenile detention or fly to Kathmandu with his long-lost father. Peak quickly learns that his fathers renewed interest in him has strings attached. As owner of Peak Expeditions, he wants his son to be the youngest person to reach the Everest summit. The story of Peaks dangerous ascent—told in his own words—is suspenseful, immediate, and impossible to put down.
Awards: ALA Best Book for Young Adults, ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age, Booklist Editors Choice, National Book Award Winner, Junior Library Guild Selection

        

Synopsis:

The emotional, tension-filled story of a 14-year-old boy's attempt to be the youngest person to reach the top of Mount Everest is an action-packed adventure about friendship, sacrifice, family and the drive to take on Everest, despite the incredible risk.

About the Author

Roland Smith is a former zookeeper and leading expert on red wolves as well as an author. He lives on a small farm near Portland, Oregon.

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supermomskid, November 24, 2007 (view all comments by supermomskid)
I think Peak is a great book for adventorous kids who wish to climb Everest. It shows what you'll find, the challenges you might face, which side is easier to climb, and what training you might have to do to climb the huge mountain. It is awesome that Peak gave up his chance so that Sunjo could reach the top and become a free Nepalese and help his sisters in school.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780152024178
Author:
Smith, Roland
Publisher:
Harcourt Children's Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
Boys / Men
Subject:
Family - Parents
Subject:
Sports & Recreation - General
Subject:
Sports & Recreation - Miscellaneous
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Survival
Subject:
Mountaineering
Subject:
Coming of age
Subject:
Survival skills
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20070531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
none
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7 x 4.5 in 0.38 lb
Age Level:
12-17

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Product details 256 pages Harcourt Children's Books - English 9780152024178 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "'Here's the perfect antidote for a kid who thinks books are boring. In his latest, Smith (Cryptid Hunters) introduces 14-year-old Peak Marcello (named by his mountaineering parents) as he's arrested for scaling Manhattan's Woolworth Building, in an attempt to graffiti his tag — a blue mountain peak — high on the side of it. Peak is headed for a long stint in juvie when his estranged father swoops into the courtroom with a solution that will get the media's newest darling — the papers have dubbed Peak 'Spider Boy' — immediately and far out of sight. Before the trek to China, where Peak's father runs a commercial climbing operation on the Tibetan side of Mount Everest, Peak's English teacher, Vincent, gives him two notebooks to fill, which will complete his requirements for the school year. This conceit allows Peak to tell his story in his own wry voice and to share lots of Vincent's advice. 'A good writer should draw the reader in by starting in the middle of the story with a hook,' Peak recalls. 'I guess Vincent thinks readers are fish.' The hook here is irresistible — Peak will try to become the youngest person ever to scale Everest — overcoming Chinese bureaucrats, resentment of his father, rivalry with a Nepalese teen who has the same goal, avalanches, icy crevasses, howling winds, searing cold and many, many frozen corpses to reach the 29,028-foot summit. The nifty plotting, gripping story line and Peak's assured delivery give those who join this expedition much to savor. Ages 12-up.' Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)"
"Synopsis" by ,
The emotional, tension-filled story of a fourteen-year-old boy's attempt to be the youngest person to reach the top of Mount Everest.
"Synopsis" by , The emotional, tension-filled story of a fourteen-year-old boy's attempt to be the youngest person to reach the top of Mount Everest.The emotional, tension-filled story of a fourteen-year-old boy's attempt to be the youngest person to reach the top of Mount Everest.
"Synopsis" by ,
The only thing youll find on the summit of Mount Everest is a divine view. The things that really matter lie far below. -Peak Marcello
After fourteen-year-old Peak Marcello is arrested for scaling a New York City skyscraper, hes left with a choice: wither away in juvenile detention or fly to Kathmandu with his long-lost father. Peak quickly learns that his fathers renewed interest in him has strings attached. As owner of Peak Expeditions, he wants his son to be the youngest person to reach the Everest summit. The story of Peaks dangerous ascent—told in his own words—is suspenseful, immediate, and impossible to put down.
Awards: ALA Best Book for Young Adults, ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age, Booklist Editors Choice, National Book Award Winner, Junior Library Guild Selection

        

"Synopsis" by , The emotional, tension-filled story of a 14-year-old boy's attempt to be the youngest person to reach the top of Mount Everest is an action-packed adventure about friendship, sacrifice, family and the drive to take on Everest, despite the incredible risk.
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