Sacred Mountain: Everest
By Christine Taylor-Butler
Mount Everest—a place of mystery, majesty, and unparalleled beauty—rises into the sky higher than any other mountain on Earth. Many stories have been told about the dangers and triumphs of climbing to the summit; but few have been written about the Sherpa, the people who have lived on the mountain for centuries and consider it sacred.
Known for their bravery, strength, and skill in navigating the mountain’s treacherous slopes, Sherpas have played a crucial role in Mount Everest’s exploration since the 1920s. In recent years, however, increasing tourism has threatened the mountain’s fragile ecosystem. The Sherpa now face the challenge of restoring and protecting this sacred mountain for their future and for the world.
With stunning photographs and engaging text, Sacred Mountain presents a unique picture of Mount Everest—its history, its ecology, and especially its people—that will captivate readers of all ages.
About the Creators
has written more than sixty books for children, including biographies, state histories, and several science and fiction series. She is also the author of the award-winning Sacred Mountain, published by Lee & Low Books. An avid reader since she was a child, Taylor-Butler believes that for many children books are their introduction to the vast diversity on our planet. Taylor-Butler is a past president of the Missouri Writers Guild, sits on the board of their children’s literature chapter, and is a member of the MIT Regional Educational Council. She lives in Kansas City, Missouri, with her husband and their two daughters. Visit her online at ChristinTaylorButler.com.
Reviews & CommentsCommon Core Grades 4-6 Top Nonfiction Title, School Library Journal and The Horn Book
Everest Book Report
Picture Book Depot
The Salt Lake Tribune
Young Adult Book Central
Through the Looking Glass
Horn Book Magazine
School Library Journal
Northwest Asian Weekly
BookDragon, Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program
The Happy Nappy Bookseller
Rutgers University Project on Economics and Children
About This Title
Best Children's Books of the Year
Barnes & Noble Review
Society of Midland Authors Award, Juvenile Nonfiction
The Society of Midland Authors
Walter Williams Major Work Award
Missouri Writers' Guild
Interest Level:Grades 3 - 8
Reading Level:Grades 4 - 5
Photographic Illustrations, Nature/Science, Nonfiction, Responsibility, Religion/Spiritual, Overcoming Obstacles, Occupations, Multiethnic interest, Holidays/Traditions, Families, Environment/Nature, Cultural diversity, Asian/Asian American Interest, Exploring Ecosystems, Human Impact On Environment/Environmental Sustainability , Informational Text, Integrity/Honesty , People In Motion, Persistence/Grit, Respect/Citizenship, Self Control/Self Regulation
English Informational Text Grades 3-6, Appendix B Diverse Collection Middle School, Nonfiction Collection Grades 3-6, Environmental Collection, Fluent English, Fluent Dual Language , High-Low Books for Preteens (Grades 4-6), English Guided Reading Level S, English Informational Text Middle School, Nonfiction Collection Middle School, Nonfiction High School Collection, RITELL Middle & High School Collection