Sacred Mountain

By Multicultralism Rocks!

I have read several children’s books on Mount Everest, but strangely enough most of them focused on the “challenge” aspect and record-setting performances of those who either attempted or successfully climbed the majestic mountain. Sacred Mountain Everest</> took a different approach. The author begins each paragraph with a quote that explores what the mountain means to the people who were touched by its proximity, people who often lived there. Christine Taylor-Butler introduces us right away to the other names of the Mount Everest, names used by the locals: Chomolungma and Sagarmatha….we are given the unique opportunity to relate to the mountain from the point of view of the natives. I loved it and found it quite unique….The pictures are gorgeous and its great to have a glimpse at Sherpa children’s lives through them. —Multiculturalism Rocks!