Sacred Mountain

By Eugene Weekly

A fantastic piece of nonfiction for any kid interested in Mount Everest or any adult who’s not an expert already. Taylor-Butler writes about mountaineering, Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary’s success story and women on the summit, but she also focuses on the lives of the Sherpas who live near the mountain and the other mountains near it. . . . If you know a girl or boy remotely interested in glaciers, mountaineering, Tibet, Nepal or the Sherpa people, Sacred Mountain would be a most appropriate gift.