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Peak
Contributor(s): Smith, Roland (Author)

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ISBN: 0152062688     ISBN-13: 9780152062682
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: August 2008
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Annotation: 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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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Young Adult Fiction | Action & Adventure - Survival Stories
- Young Adult Fiction | Sports & Recreation - General
- Young Adult Fiction | Boys & Men
Dewey: FIC
LCCN: 2006024325
Age Level: 12-17
Grade Level: 7-12
Lexile Measure: 760(Not Available)
Guided Reading: Z (Grade 7/8)
Series: Peak Marcello Adventure
Physical Information: 0.8" H x 4.4" W x 6.9" (0.35 lbs) 246 pages
Themes:
- Cultural Region - Asian
Features: Ikids, Illustrated, Price on Product
Awards: Delaware Diamonds Award, Nominee, High School, 2010
Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Award, Nominee, Grades 6-8, 2010
Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award, Second Place, Grades 6-8, 2010
Green Mountain Book Award, Nominee, Grades 9-12, 2010
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 114836
Reading Level: 5.0   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 9.0
 
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Publisher Description:
After 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. He  wants Peak 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. "Peak" is a novel readers won't be able to put down.

Contributor Bio(s): Smith, Roland: - New York Times best-selling author Roland Smith is the author of 28 young adult novels including Peak, The Edge, Beneath, Above, Sasquatch, Elephant Run, Zach's Lie, Shatterproof (39 Clues), the Cryptid Hunters series, the I, Q series, and the Storm Runner series. His novels have garnered dozens of state and national book awards. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

Website: rolandsmith.com
 
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