Join Grant and Christina on a journey to the top of the world - Mount Everest! Along with their two Sherpa friends, they try to help Uncle Mike and his friend reach the summit. But someone else is trying to make sure they don't! Can they make it past scary statues, mysterious monks, rickety bridges, and a deadly avalanche? Can the handle the b-b-breathtaking c-c-cold? Will a not-so-yackety yak lend a hand (or a hoof)? Oh no! Is that the Abominable Snowman roaring in the distance? Let's start climbing - do you have the courage to come along? Read this mystery - it will take your breath away!
LOOK what's in this mystery - people, places, history, and more!
Places: Tribhuvan International Airport, Nepal • Mt. Everest/Sagarmatha/Chomolungma • Everest View Hotel • Tengboche Monastery • Base Camp on the moraine • Khumbu Glacier • Khumbu Icefall • Himalayan Mountains
Sherpas • History • Traditional dress
Traditions and Foods: • Sherpa Tea with Salt and Yak Butter • Tsampa • Breakfast food • Shakpa • Thick Potato Soup • Heating with Yak Dung • Prayer Flags • Angees and chubas
Legend: • Abode of the Gods • Yeti (or The Abominable Snowman) •
Modern Technology incorporated into the Sherpa lifestyle • Yaks • Mani Stones • Climbing Gear • Crampons • Compass • Oxygen Tanks • Climbing Harness • GPS • Satellite Phones • Snow glasses • Ice Axes
Places: Nepal • Size • Geography • History • Economy • Rupees
Religions: • Hindu • Buddhism
Architecture: • Swayambhunath or "The Monkey Temple"
Music and Art: • Sarangi • musical instrument played frequently in Nepal • Kalbhairav • A statue to whom people make promises.
Like all of Carole Marsh Mysteries, this mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that will keep kids begging for more! This mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, built-in book club and activities.
Below is the Reading Levels Guide for this book:
Grade Levels: 3-6
Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 4.5
Accelerated Reader Points: 2
Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 133397
Lexile Measure: 700
Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: Q
Developmental Assessment Level: 40