The Inspiring Tale of Sir Edmund Hillary (Inspiring Tales) by Tory Locker #books #history #bookrevie
Title: The Inspiring Tale of Sir Edmund Hillary (Inspiring Tales)
Author: Tory Locker
Genre: Biography, Memoir, History, Adventure
This is the story of a man... who made the biggest climb,
he became an inspiration... and was one of a kind.
This is the story of a man... who reached the highest peak,
overcoming all situations... no matter how bleak.
His name was Edmund Hillary... and you'll see by his tale,
that when you dream big... in the end you'll prevail.
So come real close... and pull up a chair,
this story is amazing... and beyond compare.
Getting children interested in history and historical figures is hard to do, especially in this day and age. Tory Locker presents the Inspiring Tales series featuring everyone from presidents to Oprah Winfrey in an approachable way for kids.
In this book, we get to learn about Sir Edmund Hillary, the first man to climb Mount Everest and visit both Poles. He hailed from New Zealand and as a youngster, he had big dreams. He worked hard and, in the end, achieved his dreams.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. With bright, colorful graphics and the font on planks of wood, it’s an easy read. The wording flows well and in parts, rhymes. Intermixed are also real photographs of Sir Edmund Hillary and his achievements.
I believe Tory Locker has done a magnificent job combining a historical figure like Sir Edmund Hillary and inspiring kids to go after their dreams. I was inspired and I’m middle-aged. Lol! So, this book is also inspiring to adults too. A great teaching tool for either schools or homeschooling.
Favorite Character/Quote: “With mountains so pretty… and land so fertile. Then hearing of some guys… who’d just climbed up Mount Cook. Ed wondered to himself… if he had what it took.”
My Rating: 5 stars
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Born in Canada. A lifelong lover of reading, learning languages, playing sports and travelling. Tory got his start writing screenplays and began the Inspiring Tales series in 2011. Tory speaks English, French and Spanish. Tory is a purple belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and resides in Ibiza, Spain.
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Reviewed by: Mrs. N