New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Dial Books for Young Readers, c2009
Young readers edDescription:
xxiii, 209 p.,  p. of plates : ill. (some col.), map ; 21 cm ISBN/ISSN:
9780803733923 (hardcover), 0803733925 (hardcover), Language:
Includes reader's guide
Map before title page
In 1993 Greg Mortenson tried to climb K2. On the way down he became lost in the mountains of Pakistan and stumbles into a poor village. The villager chief offers him three cups and tea and his villages nurse Mortenson back to health. Moved by their kindness, he promises to return and build a school for their children. Despite death threats, a kidnapping and more, Mortenson has built over sixty schools, especially for girls, in Pakistan and Afghanistan. This special ed. includes a new foreword by Jane Goodall, new illustrations, a glossary and a special interview with Mortenson's twelve-year-old daughter Amira
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