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Conquering Everest: The Lives of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay: A Graphic Novel (Campfire Graphic Novels)

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Tenzing Norgay was the son of poor Tibetan immigrants living in Nepal. He longed to see the world but was told he could aspire to be little more than a servant. Edmund Hillary was a humble beekeeper from New Zealand, who spent his youth dreaming of adventures he could never hope to experience.
And Everest was the ultimate adventure. The mountain's peak is the highest point
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Paperback, 96 pages
Published August 16th 2011 by Campfire (first published January 1st 2011)
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Charlie
Sep 29, 2012 Charlie rated it it was amazing
For those who love action and adventure, this book is for you. I really enjoyed this book due to the nonstop intensity of action and adventure. However, this book is also great for those historical fiction readers. Overall, this book blew my mind.
Mike DiNardo
Sep 26, 2016 Mike DiNardo rated it really liked it
This was an excellent chronicle of the first known successful summit of Chomolungma(Mt. Everest). The narrator decided to introduce the characters Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary, with snippets form their lives. The story advances through their lives until they meet as adults on the footsteps of Everest. Proving to be a formidable team, they get the chance to summit together and deal with the fame of conquering Everest.
This graphic novel has been laid out in a well thought out manner. I usual
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Becky B
A graphic novel biography of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, the first two men to summit Everest. This is a pleasantly balanced biography, in that Hillary doesn't get all the spotlight, Sherpa Tenzing Norgay shares it equally as he deserves. A brief backstory for each man is given, their climb to the summit is related, and that is followed by summaries of how they each used their fame from their achievement to promote humanitarian work and bless the region around Everest.

I liked the way the
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Wendy
I have a deep respect for the people who saw this mountain, and just had to get to the top.

I won't get into all the problems that the mountain faces now environmentally and such. But these me, Norgay and Hillary, who scaled it first, are BAMF in my book.

Edmund Hillary, from what I've seen in documentaries and other books, seems like he was a great stand-up kind of guy.

Anyways, I used to have an OCD thing about Mt. Everest a while back, and this just brought back some of those feelings. Some of
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Stacey
Apr 06, 2012 Stacey rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novel, nonfic
I love the topic of everest, and this story of the first two men to summit was absolutely fascinating. I was drawn into the lives of these two men, and felt vested in their hopes and dreams. Excellently written. I was madly consuming the words and barely had time for the illustrations, but they so clearly tied everything together for me that I could not actually pass them by. I am so pleased with the past two non-fiction graphic novels that I have read, I cannot wait for this genre to pick up in ...more
Arianna Eigner
Sep 25, 2016 Arianna Eigner rated it it was ok
I didn’t like nor dislike this book. I just found it hard to read and follow. I wasn’t expecting it to be almost comic book like. It is a good overall story but I found it hard to read because it jumped back and forth between characters stories. I did not finish reading because I became bored and a little confused.
I think if you are an avid comic book reader you would be able to follow the story a little better than me, and maybe understand the way it was set up. Also I hope I have the right ve
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This book is really good to get to know the lives of people who climbed everest
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It was a very intriguing adventure to go through it with them and it is a cool comic as well.
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The creator and writer of Wasted Minute and 4320, Lewis Helfand is a freelance writer whose comic book credits include the graphic novels Kim, A Journey To The Centre Of The Earth, and The Time Machine for Campfire Comics and the monthly mini-comic The Adventures of Roxy Riley for East Coast Biker Magazine.

His past credits include weekly columns for AskMen.com and InsideHoops.com, as well as mont
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