Three Cups of Tea: young readers edition

Three Cups of Tea: young readers edition

Paperback Puffin Books

By (author) Greg Mortenson

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  • Publisher: Puffin Books
  • Format: Paperback | 248 pages
  • Dimensions: 129mm x 198mm x 15mm |
  • Publication date: 7 January 2010
  • ISBN 10: 0141329009
  • ISBN 13: 9780141329000
  • Illustrations note: full colour photographs
  • Sales rank: 16,091

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One day Greg Mortenson set out to climb K2 - the world's second highest mountain - in honour of his younger sister, but when another member of his group fell ill, they turned around and Greg became lost in the mountains of Pakistan. He wandered into a poor village, where the chief and his people took him in. Moved by their kindness, Greg promised to return and build a school for the children. This is the remarkable story of how, against all the odds, Greg built not only one but more than sixty schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan, and how he dedicated his life to establishing literacy and peace, and understanding.

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Author information

Greg Mortenson is the co-founder of the non-profit organizations the Central Asia Institute and Pennies for Peace. He has established many schools in rural and often dangerous regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan, which provide education to over 25,000 children. He survived an armed kidnapping, death threats and hate mail for helping Muslim children receive an education. While not overseas, Greg lives in Montana, USA, with his wife and two children. David Oliver Relin is the co-author of Three Cups of Tea and he has worked as both an editor and a reporter. He lives in Oregon, USA.