The Boy Who Dreamed Mount Everest
Eli is ten and lives in Chicago. He loves to rock climb in Bubba’s indoor gym. He’s never climbed any mountain, but is fascinated with Mount Everest, the tallest in the world. From reading he has learned the route to the top, and the dangers that can befall climbers. Eli begins dreaming he’s on a special Bubba’s Kids Expedition to climb Everest. Night after night, his dreams take him higher up the mountain. Bad things happen, and sometimes his dreams turn into nightmares. During the day he argues with his little sister, worries his parents, daydreams in school, thinks about a cute girl in his class, and tries to figure out math problems. But at night, asleep, he continues to climb. Will Eli and his buddies reach the summit?
Come join the expedition! Along the way you will learn a lot about what it takes to climb Mount Everest.
About Lawrence Martin (The Villages, Florida Author)
Larry is a retired physician who lives in The Villages, Florida. He is author of 20 books, about half in the medical field from when he was practicing medicine. Since retirement he has turned to writing mostly fiction, for both adults and kids.
Adult works include a contemporary fiction novel Consenting Adults Only, and two Civil War-themed historical fiction works, Sherman's Mistress in Savannah and Out of Time: An Alternative Outcome to the Civil War. Before publication, The Boy Who Dreamed Mount Everest, won 2nd place in the 2016 Florida Writers Association Royal Palm Awards, category of unpublished middle grade fiction.
Larry is president of The Writers League of The Villages, which meets monthly. WLOV arranges speakers on a variety of topics related to writing, sponsors an annual book Expo for Central Florida authors, and through its website and mailing lists seeks to connect the hundreds of writers active in The Villages.
Larry's other retirement interests are golf and music. He took up ukulele after retirement and in order to better understand the instrument began writing himself explanations. The result -- of course -- a book on music theory for the ukulele, now posted online (www.lakesidepress.com/UkeSyllabus.pdf).