Title: Peak
Author: Roland Smith
Harcourt Children's Books 
Publication Date: 2007
Genre: Fiction
Audience: Young Adult
Overview: Imagine being a climber, and having the opportunity to climb Mt. Everest! That is what happens to 14-yr. old Peak. The problem is, it is with his dad, who he has not seen since he was little. A coming of age story, this sharing of lifelong dreams, the challenge of the biting winds and snow, and learning about the political conflicts of Tibet makes this a compelling story. Bundle up and read!

Activity: Make some hot cocoa for your readers, find Nepal and Tibet on Google Earth, to get a chilling feel for the landscape, climate, and challenge that faces Peak and his fellow climbers on their attempts to conquer the mysterious Mount Everest.