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The Citadel

It stands unconquered, the last great summit of the Alps. Only one man has ever dared to approach the top, and that man died in his pursuit. He was Josef Matt, Rudi Matt's father.

At sixteen, Rudi is determined to pay tribute to the man he never knew, and complete the quest that claimed his father's life. And so, taking his father's red shirt as a flag, he heads off to face the earth's most challenging peak. But before Rudi can reach the top, he must pass through the forbidden Fortress, the gaping chasm in the high reaches of teh Citadel where his father met his end. Rudi has followed Josef's footsteps as far as they will take him. Now he must search deep within himself to find the strength for the final ascent to the summit — to plant his banner in the sky.His father died while trying to climb Switzerland's greatest mountain — the Citadel — and young Rudi knows he must make the assault himself.

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His father dies while trying to climb Switzerland's greatest mountain--the Citadel--and young Rudi knows he must make the assault himself. "Based upon the author's personal experiences, with details from the original ascent of the Matterhorn, the story has authenticity, atmosphere, and excitement."--"Booklist." Newbery Honor Book; ALA Notable Children's Book.

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OutdoorLife, May 11, 2010 (view all comments by OutdoorLife)
Riveting to a class of fifth graders during read-a-loud time, this story is gripping. You can almost experience the singing wind and biting cold of the mountain beside the clanging gear and internal dialogue of the protagonist. He struggles internally to shape his self image into a rock solid equivalent of the Fortress, something to be conquered and overcome. Recommended for anyone who wants to understand why climbing a mountain can give you a path into your own self worth.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780064470483
Author:
Ullman, James Ramsey
Publisher:
HarperTrophy
Author:
by James Ramsey Ullman
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Love
Subject:
People & Places - Europe
Subject:
Love & Romance
Subject:
Mountaineering
Subject:
Mountaineers
Subject:
Sports & Recreation - Winter Sports
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Mountaineers - Switzerland
Subject:
Mountaineering -- Switzerland.
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series Volume:
no. 94-1
Publication Date:
19880431
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
7.02x4.23x.68 in. .34 lbs.
Age Level:
12-17

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"Synopsis" by , His father dies while trying to climb Switzerland's greatest mountain--the Citadel--and young Rudi knows he must make the assault himself. "Based upon the author's personal experiences, with details from the original ascent of the Matterhorn, the story has authenticity, atmosphere, and excitement."--"Booklist." Newbery Honor Book; ALA Notable Children's Book.

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