PEAK by Roland Smith
About the Book: • “Peak Marcello is arrested for scaling a New York City skyscraper, and he's left with two choices: wither away in Juvenile Detention or go live with his long-lost father, who runs a climbing company in Thailand. But Peak quickly learns that his father's renewed interest in him has strings attached. Big strings” (Roland Smith).
About the Bookcont.: • A large majority of the book takes place atop Mt. Everest.
About Mt. Everest • Mt. Everest is located on the border of Nepal and Tibet. • Scientists estimate is was formed about 60 million years ago. • It is the highest mountain in the world. • In Nepal, it is called Sagarmatha, meaning goddess of the sky. • In Tibet, it is named Chomolungma, meaning mother goddess of the universe. • It is elevated over 29,000 ft. above sea level.
About Mt. Everest cont.: • As a result of geological forces, Mt. Everest rises a few millimeters each year (Mount Everest). • Click the link below to view a Roland Smith video about Everest.
About the Author:Click to lean more about Roland Smith. • Roland Smith is from Portland, Oregon. • While in college studying to become a writer, Smith landed a job at a local zoo, which resulted in a successful career in zoology. • After 20 years as a zoologist, Smith began publishing books full time. • His experiences as a biologist have influenced the majority of his novels.
About the Author cont.: • Click on the image below to view a video and learn more about Roland Smith.
Why Peak? Click the image below to view a short video explaining where Roland Smith gets the inspiration for his novels.
Other Novels by Roland Smith Thunder Cave Jaguar The Last Lobo The Captain’s Dog Sasquatch Cryptid Hunters IQ Elephant Run Zach’s Lie Jack’s Run
Roland Smith will be visiting OVMS this spring so check out his books and start reading!
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