The Remarkable Story of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay
Alexandra Stewart and Joe Todd- Stanton
Foreword by Sir Ranulph Fiennes
Classrooms around the world learn that Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay were first to reach the peak of the world’s tallest mountain. However, what happened before that? It seems like there were no other expeditions? Furthermore, what is the story of this Himalayan colossus in the countries it straddles? Why does Everest hold such significance? Is this only to do with its mammoth size or could it hold secrets about which the world does not know? It seems that there are stories to be told, learned and shared!
Everest is a compelling masterpiece. We learn first of its mountain folklore and existence before the gaze of the world. We learn of early expeditions, the failures and setbacks, routes and nightmarish conditions. Thereafter, the individual histories of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay are told and compared from their births to deaths. ‘Everest’ is a mighty book, befitting the status of its subject. To have two story tellers of the capability of Alexandra Stewart and Joe Todd- Stanton results in a book that merits reading, sharing and gifting. We realised the depth of Alexandra Stewart’s research and curiosity with Jumbo: The Most Famous Elephant Who Ever Lived. Meanwhile, Joe Todd- Stanton’s star is certain through the astounding Brownstone Collection, including Kai and the Monkey King.