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Junko Tabei Masters the Mountains (A Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls Chapter Book) Kindle Edition
From the world of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls comes the historical novel based on the life of Junko Tabei, the first female climber to summit Mount Everest.
Junko is bad at athletics. Really bad. Other students laugh because they think she is small and weak. Then her teacher takes the class on a trip to a mountain. It’s bigger than any Junko’s ever seen, but she is determined to make it to the top. Ganbatte, her teacher tells her. Do your best.
After that first trip, Junko becomes a mountaineer in body and spirit. She climbs snowy mountains, rocky mountains, and even faraway mountains outside of her home country of Japan. She joins clubs and befriends fellow climbers who love the mountains as much as she does. Then, Junko does something that’s never been done before… she becomes the first woman to climb the tallest mountain in the world.
Junko Tabei Masters the Mountains is the story of the first woman to climb Mount Everest. Even more than that, it's a story about conquering fears, personal growth, and never shying away from a challenge.
This historical fiction chapter book includes additional text on Junko Tabei’s lasting legacy, as well as educational activities designed to strengthen physical skills and conquer fears.
About the Rebel Girls Chapter Book Series
Meet extraordinary real-life heroines in the Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls chapter book series! Introducing stories based on the lives of extraordinary women in global history, each stunningly designed chapter book features beautiful illustrations from a female artist as well as bonus activities in the backmatter to encourage kids to explore the various fields in which each of these women thrived. The perfect gift to inspire any young reader!
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About the Rebel Girls Chapter Book Series
Introducing stories based on the lives of incredible women throughout history, each stunningly designed chapter book features full-color illustrations and bonus activities to encourage kids to explore the various fields in which each of these women thrived.
Introducing Junko Tabei Masters the Mountains
A creative reimagining of the life of Junko Tabei on her quest to climb the tallest mountain in the world
Follow mountaineer Junko Tabei on her journey to be the first woman to summit Mount Everest.
Junko Tabei Masters the Mountains will take young readers through Junko's fearless life page by page, filled with colorful illustrations and activities perfect for both bedtime stories and educational learning.
Inside the Chapter Book
Featuring full-color illustrations by artist Montse Galbany, which depict Junko Tabei at all ages, the Japanese landscape, as well as her experiences hiking and climbing across the globe.
This book includes bonus exercises and challenges to inspire young readers to think about their own adventures and conquering their fears. These activities were developed in partnership with Cotopaxi, a mission-based outdoor company that diverts a percentage of profits toward addressing poverty and supporting community development.
Exploring the Natural World
The stories that children read at a young age tell them about their role in the world and inform their hopes and dreams. By presenting a diverse role model who is not only participating in the natural world but engaging with it, we hope that all readers will feel welcome on protected lands.
See what readers are saying!
- “As a teacher, this a book that would find itself right at home on any classroom bookshelf, and in the hearts of kids especially those who for whatever reason, might feel different, or like they 'can't' do something. They CAN!” -Katie Smith, NetGalley
- “[Junko's] life and this book is as much an adventure you can get by sitting and reading. I highly recommend this book - you and your Rebel Girl will love it!” -Danica D., NetGalley
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About the Author
- ASIN : B084G9MRXX
- Publisher : Rebel Girls; Illustrated edition (February 25, 2020)
- Publication date : February 25, 2020
- Language : English
- File size : 41374 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 126 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #458,298 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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All but five of my 32 reading students speak and read English as a second language, so I also chose this book because the character was not born in the U.S. (Because of Winn-Dixie is also in this unit, so that background is taken care of). I had them read along in the text while we listened to the book. The pace is a little fast for third grade English Language Learners to keep up, so I slowed the pace to .9 (.8 at points where we were reviewing a section to look for specific language or details) to help with that. Any lower than .8 and the sound starts to suffer. The pace at 100% is pleasant to listen to, but too fast to read along with for students this young, and with less fluent English language proficiency.
The class loved the story of Junko Tabei. They liked comparing her to themself, to other characters they had read thus far in the school year, and it was easy to identify character traits from the text. The narrator was engaging and I will definitely use this book again in my class. We were largely remote at the time of this reading. Presenting the cloud reader through Google Meet made it easy for students to hear the book clearly.
I do wish the publisher had made the fiction designation more visible and had included some informational back matter, such as a timeline, sample sources and suggestions for readers want to know more. That being said, this is a beautiful little novel that will be easy to recommend to young readers.
Omg passion for climbing.
I particularly appreciated the accessibility of the text. This book is written in fairly simple language with a message that rings loud and clear. Junko's care for the environment in her later years is an important facet of a book that demonstrates how to follow your passion.
Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the chance to read this arc in exchange for an honest review.
I received a free electronic ARC in exchange for my honest review from the publisher via Netgalley.
I think I have a new hero! Junko Tabei's story is really inspiring. It even sounds kind of like a movie story, and it's hard to believe this was a real, living person. The book is wonderfully illustrated and well written, I absolutely loved it. Plus, you can find all sorts of info about mountain climbing at the end (how to tie knots, how to balance yourself or how to even manage your fears!)
This is a wonderful book for kids, especially for girls who may be doubting their abilities or their strength. Very inspiring.
I thank the publisher for giving me a free copy of the ebook in exchange to my honest review. This has not affected my opinion.
One of my favorite parts of the biography talked about how she loved being a mother as much as she loved climbing. Having kids doesn’t mean moms have to stop doing what they are passionate about. It just changes how we go about doing it.