The Lure of Mountain Peaks

Geography of the World
  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 6
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

What makes so many people risk their lives to climb above the clouds? Young readers will learn how Aconcagua, Denali, Kilimanjaro, Mont Blanc, and Mount Everest came to be while they discover the beauty and allure of these mountain peaks.

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Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Nonfiction
Category STEM
Copyright 2005
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2004-08-01
BISACS JNF038000, JNF051180
Dewey 551.43
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 7.5 x 9.5
Guided Reading Level V
ATOS Reading Level 5.8
ATOS Interest Level MG
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 80099
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Detailed maps, Educational front/back matter, Glossary of key words, Index, Informative sidebars, Sources for further research, Suggested websites, and Table of contents
Online Resources The Seven Summits
Denali National Park
Nova Online - Lost on Everest
  • Reaching the Top
  • Mount Everest: The Roof of the World
  • Mount Kilimanjaro: Africa's Tallest Mountain
  • Mont Blanc: The Highest Alp
  • Aconcagua: The White Sentinel
  • Denali: The Great One
  • Glossary
  • A Mountain Peaks Almanac
  • The Mountain Peaks in the News
  • How to Learn More about Mountain Peaks
  • Index
Author: Myra Weatherly

Myra Weatherly's love for mountains began in her childhood. Growing up in the foothills of South Carolina, she was never far from mountains. Though not a climber, she counts as one of her fondest memories a trip (by rail) up the Jungfrau in the Alps. She has even ventured down into a glacier. Weatherly writes for children and young adults. This is her third book for The Child's World.