Book Review: Tiger of the Snows

The Scoop Tiger of the Snows: Tenzing Norgay: The Boy Whose Dream Was Everest is a serious and beautiful, poetic story about the Tibetan climber who summited Mt Everest with Edmund Hillary.

Tiger of the Snows: Tenzing Norgay: The Boy Whose Dream Was Everest
Tiger of the Snows: Tenzing Norgay: The Boy Whose Dream Was Everest

Does your child have impossible dreams? Or perhaps he or she is more like my son, Everest, who is so pragmatic that it sometimes gets in the way of big dreams? Tiger of the Snows: Tenzing Norgay: The Boy Whose Dream Was Everest is about how the childhood dream of Tenzing Norgay, who grew up in the shadow of Mount Everest, came true when he summited the mountain with Edmund Hillary. It's a serious story, best received by readers 5+. The poetry avoids the saccharine sweet rhymes that dominate most children's books, and coupled with the adventurous story it's a great fit for young boys.

Side note: This seems like such a lovely way to honor Tenzing Norgay's contribution. In western culture, we tend to honor those who look like us more than people from other cultures, and at the time Hillary received higher honors than Norgay. He is widely regarded as inspirational by many Asians, and his is a story of the ability to grow from a humble childhood to worldwide fame through hard work and focus.

Tiger of the Snows captures the drama of Mount Everest's Summit in poetry
Tiger of the Snows captures the drama of Mount Everest's Summit in poetry
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Tiger of the Snows: Tenzing Norgay: The Boy Whose Dream Was Everest (affiliates link)
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  1. packers and movers Hyderabad

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    June 28, 2013 at 3:21 a.m.

    very interesting book tiger of the snows, thanks for sharing this page, i like this post.

  2. Karen

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    July 2, 2013 at 7:50 a.m.

    I've never heard of the book myself, but it looks like a great story for slightly older kids. Especially in that middle age of 5-9 sometimes I think kids feel like there isn't a lot of say in their own lives and this seems like a great way to teach them to really hold on to and go for what they want to do. Thanks for sharing. I'll be looking into some copies for my nieces and nephews.

  3. Rom

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    July 2, 2013 at 9:47 a.m.

    As Karen says it looks like a book for older kids, though I must say a very intriguing title. I hope that we now start to understand the importance of dreams and really teach the future generation that there is nothing more important in life than to follow your dreams.

  4. Tahoe Keys Staff

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    August 1, 2013 at 2:27 p.m.

    My son loves this book, it was a bit out of his age range when we first got it, but as we read it more he understood it more and liked it more.

  5. Alexander

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    August 19, 2013 at 8:40 a.m.

    That sounds like a very good book, thanks very much for sharing!

  6. Tours Operator

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    September 16, 2013 at 12:45 a.m.

    This is a interesting book..I like this..

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