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Publisher Comments:

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. ' Based upon the author' s personal experiences, with details from the original ascent of the Matterhorn, the story has authenticity, atmosphere, and excitement.' — BL.

1955 Newbery Honor Book

Notable Children's Books of 1954 (ALA)

Synopsis:

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780808560883
Author:
Ullman, James Ramsey
Publisher:
Turtleback Books: A Division of Sanval
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Mountaineering
Subject:
Mountaineers
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Mountaineers - Switzerland
Subject:
Mountaineering -- Switzerland.
Subject:
People & Places - Europe
Subject:
Sports & Recreation - Winter Sports
Edition Description:
Harper Trophy
Publication Date:
April 1988
Binding:
Prebound
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
7.02x4.36x.87 in. .46 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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