Author: Matt Dickinson (illustrated by Calloway Berkeley O'Reilly)
Series title: Popcorn-Eating Squirrels
Age range: 6–8
Paperback publication date: 05 Sep 2019
Paperback ISBN: 9781911342427
EVEREST IS WAITING - STORMS, AVALANCHES, YETIS AND ALL!
A million pounds and popcorn for life.
This is the incredible prize on offer if a team can meet the challenge: to make popcorn on the very summit of Mount Everest.
The squirrels have their doubts. They could end up as a snack for a snow leopard. What about frostbitten paws? Will the friends even be able to breathe in the thin mountain air?
But when little Alfie is kidnapped and held hostage by one of the Everest teams, the squirrels begin the deadly climb.
Can they rescue Alfie? What if the yetis attack? And what about evil Rosalba and the thuggish honey badgers?
It's the popcorn-eating squirrels' greatest adventure yet!
Popcorn-Eating Squirrels Go Nuts on Everest, the sequel to Popcorn-Eating Squirrels of the World Unite! by bestselling children's author Matt Dickinson‚ is a mountain survival epic unlike any other.
Matt Dickinson is an award-winning writer and filmmaker with a passion for climbing and adventure. During his filmmaking career he has worked as a director/cameraman for National Geographic television, the Discovery Channel, the BBC and Channel 4. His film projects have taken him to Antarctica, Africa and the Himalaya, often in the company of the world's leading climbers and expeditioners. His most notable film success was Summit Fever in which Matt reached the summit of Everest via the treacherous north face. His book The Death Zone tells the true story of that ascent and has become a bestseller in many different countries. Matt is currently patron of reading at Eltham College and continues to climb and explore. In January 2013 he summited Mount Aconcagua, which, at 6,965 metres, is the highest peak in the world outside the Himalaya. In 2016, and again in 2017, he was back on Everest as writer in residence with Jagged Globe's South Col Expedition. Currently, he is planning an ascent of Denali in Alaska, one of the 'seven summits'. Recently Matt has started writing fiction for teenage readers. His debut thriller series Mortal Chaos was well received by critics and readers alike. Matt followed this up with the Everest Files, a dramatic and popular trilogy set on the world's highest mountain, and the teen thriller Lie Kill Walk Away. Popcorn-Eating Squirrels Go Nuts on Everest is the follow-up to Popcorn-Eating Squirrels of the World Unite! When he's not writing, Matt tours the globe, speaking at schools and colleges and inspiring a new generation of adventurers.
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