The Mount Everest Disaster of 1996


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Capstone Press
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7.17 X 9.06 X 0.32 inches | 0.52 pounds

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About the Author

Cindy L. Rodriguez is the author of the YA novel When Reason Breaks and has contributed to the anthology Life Inside My Mind: 31 Authors Share Their Personal Struggles. She has also written the text for Volleyball Ace, Drill Team Determination, and Gymnastics Payback, all part of the Jake Maddox series. Before becoming a teacher, she was an award-winning reporter for The Hartford Courant and researcher for The Boston Globe's Spotlight Team. She is a founder of Latinxs in Kid Lit, a blog that celebrates children's literature by/for/about Latinxs. Cindy is a big fan of the three Cs: coffee, chocolate, and coconut. She is currently a middle school reading specialist in Connecticut, where she lives with her family.
Since graduation, Paul McCaffrey has worked as a freelance illustrator, mainly in the area of children's education. His clients have included NME, Vox, Punch, Deadline, Empire, CUP, OUP, Attack! Books, Macmillan, Harcourt and Heinemann, amongst others. More recently, he has drawn comics for companies as diverse as Marvel, DC, IDW, Thinkable and Network Distribution. For Titan Comics, he has produced a number of covers as well as drawing Anno Dracula 1895: Seven Days in Mayhem and co-creating Adler with Lavie Tidhar. He lives in the UK with his wife and cat and far too many books than is good for him.


Not every journey is smooth sailing, as evidenced in the stories shared in the Deadly Expeditions series. These narrative nonfiction graphic novels, each with a different artist, take advantage of the visual format to share accounts of difficult adventures in history. They reference historical materials like diaries, photos, and records to help piece together each journey's pitfalls, which are often weather-related. The Greely Expedition's Fatal Quest for Farthest North shares the struggles of the Lady Franklin Bay Expedition, led by U.S. Army Lieutenant Adolphus Greely, just 600 miles from the North Pole. Henry Hudson and the Murderous Arctic Mutiny likewise tackles challenges of the Arctic, relating Hudson and his crew's attempt to find a Northwest Passage for European trade in the 1600s. The Mount Everest Disaster of 1996, though more modern, similarly finds adventurers embarking on an extreme journey riddled with obstacles as they endeavor to reach Everest's summit. The Tragic Trip of the Donner Party tells probably the most familiar historical account, the westward trek of the Donners and their friends and the deadly outcomes of the trip. Each work concludes with further details of each expedition, a map charting its course, a glossary, and supplemental resources.--Kelly Ferreira "Booklist"