Author(s): Roland Smith

Young Adult Fiction

Peak Marcello knows he's in trouble when a SWAT team plucks him from a late-night climb up a New York City skyscraper. Given the option of Juvenile Detention or a trip to Thailand to live with his long-lost father who runs a climbing company, the choice seems obvious...But Peak's father has his own motive for 'rescuing' his son: he wants Peak to be the youngest person to climb Mount Everest. It's an opportunity Peak can't refuse, but it could cost him his life...'An exciting story that is very believable.' Mateus, 11..'The whole way through I could not put the book down.' Marcus, 11..'Will there be a second?' Gabriel, 13


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'The perfect antidote for a kid who thinks books are boring...The nifty plotting, gripping story line and Peak's assured delivery give those who join this expedition much to savor.' Publisher's Weekly(USA) May 2007'Unashamedly rollicking...big on thrills, full of interesting technical details and loads of feel-good, high-fiving sentiment.'Sunday Age, 5/8/07'...a gripping story that pulls no punches about the toll Everest exacts on body and psyche alike.'Horn Book Magazine, May/June 2007

Roland Smith is the author of over twenty books for children and young adults. He worked for many years as a zookeeper, and a number of his books feature encounters with animals and wildlife. He lives with his wife in Oregon,

General Fields

  • : 9781741753325
  • : Allen & Unwin
  • : Allen & Unwin
  • : July 2007
  • : 194mm X 130mm X 19mm
  • : Australia
  • : April 2013
  • : books

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  • : Roland Smith
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : English
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