Thursday, December 30, 2010

Storm Mountain - Tom Birdseye

Publisher:  Holiday House
Pages:  135
Source:  Received a copy from publisher
Genre:  Middle Grade Adventure

Editors Review:
When Cat's cousin Ty steals her father's ashes and heads up Storm Mountain, Cat takes off after him, setting up a fast-paced adventure in Oregon's Cascade Mountains.
Their fathers were twin brothers—both world-famous mountain climbers—who died on that mountain two years ago, and Ty wants to scatter their ashes as a remembrance. However, a lot stands in his way: the angry Cat, an avalanche, a fall into a crevasse and dog farts in a snow cave. The dialogue is occasionally regrettably expository—"That storm raged for nearly a week," Cat informs her cousin. "Helicopters were grounded, rescuers pushed back. Even though our dads dug a snow cave on a ledge, by the time the weather finally was too late"—but Birdseye's prose, full of careening action, melodrama and overwrought similes, reflects Ty's bulldozing personality.

My Review:
If you are looking for a fast paced read, one that will keep you on the edge of your seat then you are looking for this book.  I am alway open to a book that teaches me something as well.  There is so  much mountain climbing information in the book that it really held my interest.  All the time I was reading this I kept thinking of one of my students in particular that I want to share this with when I go back to school.  I think he will enjoy this book as much as I did.


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