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Hardcover High As A Hawk Book

ISBN: 0399237046

ISBN13: 9780399237041

High As A Hawk

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Eight-year-old Harriet is determined to climb to the top of Longs Peak in Colorado. To get there, she'll have to overcome steep slopes, a freezing blizzard, and what her wise trail guide calls "surprises." But she simply must try&150both for herself and for the mother she has lost. If she succeeds, she will spread her wings and fly . . . high as a hawk. Based on the historic 1905 ascent by the youngest person ever to climb Longs Peak, the highest...

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High as a Hawk is a sensational story of a little girl's determination to live out her mother's dream. Anyone who has lost a loved one can relate to wanting that person to live on in some way. T.A. Baron captures the endurance and the hardships that come with accomplishing this. The challenges that face the little girl in this book don't stop her and the image of being as "high as a hawk" at the end makes the reader breathe that breath of accomplishment right along with her. Ted Lewin's illustrations add the touch of expression and scenery that make this story as sensational as it is.

High as a Hawk

After the death of her mother, at the tender young age of [...], Harriet Peters is inspired to carry forth her mother's dream and climb to the top of Longs Peak summit. This book is based on the true story of the youngest person to ever reach the 14,000 feet Colorado summit, led by guide Eno Mills. Harriet's father is also trying to make it to the top but just can not manage the grueling climb. Guide Mills has his own dream of turning the land into a national park so Harriet and Mills press onward together. This book has breathtaking illustrations and is full of suspense and expectations. Harriet's triumph and courage is genuine and heartfelt and should be inspirational to all readers.

High As A Hawk

This story was enchanting. The illustrator's illuminating pictures really helped bring this story to life. The descriptive language in this story made it easy to imagine that you(the reader)are right there climbing the towering peaks. The fact that this is a true story makes it that much more enjoyable to read. Until reading this book I was not familiar with this author or illustrator, but now that I am I will be looking for more of their work, it is great!

High as a Hawk

It is a wonderful book for all ages! As a 4th grade teacher is is full of figurative language that I can use to teach students. It is also a wonderful story of perseverance and goal setting.


T.A.Barron in my opinion is a great writer. He use's surprise statements like. `It was my mom's dream to climb Longs Peak with Mr. Mills. She didn't tell me she would die first. He use's great verbs like panted, clomping, and more interesting verbs. The author puts the reader in the story. It feels like you're as High as a Hawk.
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