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    Secrets of the Sky Caves
    Danger and Discovery on Nepal's Mustang Cliffs
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    Also available in: Library BoundE-Book
    ©2014
    ISBN-13: 978-1-4677-5924-3
    AR Quiz #: 164349
    AR Points: 2.00
    ATOS Level: 6.40
    Lexile Level: 900
    SRC Reading Level: 6.2
    Pages: 64
    Dewey: 796.522095496
    Reading Grade Level: 5
    Interest Grade Level: 4-8
    Ages: 9-14
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    DESCRIPTION Sandra K. Athans
    Audisee® eBooks with Audio combine professional narration and sentence highlighting to engage reluctant readers!
    What's more dangerous than scaling Mount Everest? For mountaineer Pete Athans, the answer lies in the ancient kingdom of Mustang, a remote part of the Asian nation of Nepal. Long-abandoned caves built high into steep cliffs contain amazing treasures—and pose incredible dangers. Reaching these "sky caves" safely takes guts, smarts, and luck. And then there's the question of what to do with a two-thousand-year-old human skull. . .

    From 2007 to 2012, Pete explored Mustang's sky caves with a team that included scientists, mountain climbers, and even two children. They found mummies, murals, manuscripts, and other priceless artifacts. Follow Pete on his dangerous trips to the sky caves and discover the secrets the caves revealed.


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    Free Online Content, Full-Color Photographs, Further Reading, Glossary, Index, Maps, Table of Contents, Websites
    Awards for this Title
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    NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12
    South Asia Book Award
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    School Library Journal
    "The book design is attractive and accessible and includes quality photographs and clearly labeled map. The book will enlighten young readers to one of the most fascinating explorations and discoveries happening today. . . . This well-executed narrative envelopes readers in a captivating tale of true mystery and adventure." —starred, School Library Journal
    Other Reviews
    The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

    "[R]ich end matter comprising glossary, index, timeline, source notes, and bibliography, will be a boon to report writers, and the melding of rock climbing and archaeology may entice a range of armchair adventurers." —The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

    Kirkus Reviews
    "The text, which provides a solid history of the region, is supplemented by many photographs of the explorers as well as the items from the excavation.... [A] satisfying exploration." —Kirkus Reviews