Earth's Incredible Places

Illustrator: Lisk Feng

Binding: Hardcover

Imprint: Flying Eye Books

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Age 7+

Nature, The Natural World People & Places

A unique perspective on Mount Everest, looking at all aspects of the great mountain - its cultural and religious significance, the environment around it, as well as the various ways that people have attempted to reach its summit since the 1920s.

Mount Everest is undoubtedly the most famous mountain on Earth. Hundreds of people clamber to its summit every year, following in Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay’s footsteps, hoping to experience Earth’s highest peak. But there is so much more to this mountain than the people who climb it. Travel back to its ancient origins, learn about the flowers and plants that grow upon its great flanks... Discover the rich history of religions, myths, and legends that surround this great Sagarmatha, the Goddess of the Sky.


Jamie A. Swenson works as an associate librarian and early literacy storyteller. She is also the author of Boom! Boom! Boom!, illustrated by David Walker. She lives in Janesville, Wisconsin.

Chiara Fedele was born in Milan, Italy. After graduating from art school, she attended the Brera Academy in Milan. Her illustrations have appeared in many picture books. Chiara also teaches drawing and painting techniques. She lives in Pavia, Italy.


Everest is a visually stunning book…an absolute delight to explore…Definitely one to add to the school library

CBCA: Reading Time Blog

5 stars. A fascinating and information-packed tribute to everything about and around Mount Everest… stunningly illustrated… an invaluable resource

Glam Adelaide

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