Robert Burleigh '57 Authors "Fluid" Tiger of the Snows
December 29, 2006December 29, 2006, Greencastle, Ind. - Tiger of the Snows (Tenzing Norgay: The Boy Whose Dream Was Everest), by Robert M. Burleigh, a 1957 graduate of DePauw University, has been published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers. The text, designed for third to sixth graders, is accompanied by images by Ed Young.
"In this picture-book biography, luminous images and spare, dramatic poetry introduce famous Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, who was the first to climb Mount Everest, in 1953, along with Sir Edmund Hillary," writes Gillian Engberg in Booklist. "The immediate, laudatory poems move fluidly between the day of the historic climb and Norgay's youth and training in the Himalayas... Burleigh's fluid words evoke the 'deep-lunged / quick-footed' physical feats, the danger, and even the sadness that comes when the climbers must return to 'the low and dreamless land.'"
School Library Journal calls the book "A stunning and lyrical ode to a contemplative man and his amazing achievement."
Robert Burleigh was a history major at DePauw and received a masters degree in the humanities from the University of Chicago. His other books include: Stealing Home - Jackie Robinson: Against All Odds, Into the Woods, The Secret of the Great Houdini, and Amelia Earhart: Free in the Skies. Visit the author's personal Web site by clicking here.Back