Sacred Mountain

By The Salt Lake Tribune

There are plenty of books on Mount Everest, but few aimed at educating children about the tallest mountain in the world and the people who have lived in its shadows for centuries. Author Christine Taylor-Butler aimed the writing to appeal to students in grades 2-7 with a reading level of 4th grade. Readers learn about the culture of the Sherpa people and the history of humans trying to conquer Everest. An impressive collection of color photos helps readers get a feel for the Sherpas and the environment and wildlife of the Himalaya Mountains.