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From Viking Press
In regards to the 60 Minutes episode that aired April 17, 2011: "Greg Mortenson’s work as a humanitarian in Afghanistan and Pakistan has provided tens of thousands of children with an education. 60 Minutes is a serious news organization and in the wake of their report, Viking plans to carefully review the materials with the author."
In 1993, while climbing one of the world's most difficult peaks, Mortenson became lost and ill, and eventually found aid in the tiny Pakistani village of Korphe. He vowed to repay his generous hosts by building a school; his efforts have grown into the Central Asia Institute, which has since provided education for 25,000 children. Retold for middle readers, the story remains inspirational and compelling. Solid pacing and the authors' skill at giving very personal identities to people of a different country, religion and culture help Mortenson deliver his message without sounding preachy; he encourages readers to put aside prejudice and politics, and to remember that the majority of people are good. An interview with Mortenson's 12-year-old daughter, who has traveled with her father to Pakistan, offers another accessible window onto this far-away and underlines Mortenson's sacrifice and courage. Illustrated throughout with b&w photos, it also contains two eight-page insets of color photos.The picture book, while close in content to the longer books, is written in the voice of Korphe's children rather than providing Mortenson's view, making it easier for American kids to enter the story. Roth (Leon's Story) pairs the words with her signature mixed-media collage work, this time using scraps of cloth along with a variety of papers. Her work has a welcoming, tactile dimension—readers would want to touch the fabric headscarves, for example. A detailed scrapbook featuring photos from Three Cups of Tea and an artist's note firmly ground the book in fact. A portion of the authors' royalties will benefit the Central Asia Institute. (Jan.)
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I love the book a lot. I am reading it for third time this year. That is why I ordered the copy I have now. First two times reading were through my library on my kindle. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Shelby Lindsey
Much of the information in this book -- the exploits of Greg Mortenson and the accomplishments of his organization -- were reportedly fabricated. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Scott Argetsinger
I bought several books for an orphanage in Ethiopia - the kids speak 3 languages, including English and are ravenous readers. They loved this book and all the others I sent!Published 2 months ago by DaisyH
This book was very interesting for the most part, I've heard that the unabridged version is proposed in a way that makes Greg seem like the hero of the girls who now get an... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Eager Reader
terrific for young readers especially that the editor's daughter is a talented writer/observer as well---not as egocentric as the Father----as for what the Father has done... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jean Page
for children it's an alright book but it is farfetched and had a little too much self gratification from mr. mortensenPublished 5 months ago by heather merwin
very happy with this book, everyone should have this on their bookshelf!Published 5 months ago by SIMON