Three Cups of Tea : One Man's Journey to Change the World... One Child at a Time
With the first cup of tea you are a stranger. With the second...a friend. With the third cup of tea, you are family. In 1993, Greg Mortenson tried to climb K2, which is the second highest mountain in the world. On the way down, he was lost in the mountains of Pakistan and stumbled into a poor village. There, the village chief and his people offered Greg even more than three cups of tea: they nursed him back to health. Moved by their kindness, he promised to return and build a school for their children. This is the story of that promise's extraordinary result. Despite death threats, a kidnapping, and more, Mortenson has built over 60 schools - especially for girls - in Pakistan and Afghanistan. He has dedicated his life to promoting peace through education, one child at a time.
- Paperback | 240 pages
- 130 x 198 x 19mm | 248g
- 02 Feb 2009
- Penguin Books Australia
- Hawthorn, Australia
- Young Readers' ed
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About Greg Mortenson
Greg Mortenson is the director of the Central Asia Institute. A former mountaineer and military veteran, he spends several months each year building schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan. He lives in Montana with his wife and two children.