IN CAVERNS OF BLUE ICE by Robert Roper

IN CAVERNS OF BLUE ICE

Age Range: 11 - 14
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 Its focus firmly on the details of mountaineering in the French Alps and the Himalayas--mechanics, technique, lore, social milieu--a simplistic novel about an unlikely superheroine (though already making record-breaking climbs while still in her teens, her only major injury occurs early on when a guide hazes her by giving her a double load) who achieves worldwide recognition for her exploits in the 1950's. The tacked-on plot--minor setbacks, a romance with another climber--has less depth than most comic strips and reads like an old-fashioned adulatory biography. Roper is obviously well-acquainted with climbing, and for anyone interested in the subject there's a wealth of information here; he should have omitted the feeble story and added an index. (Fiction. 11-14)

Pub Date: May 1st, 1991
ISBN: 0-316-75606-7
Page count: 188pp
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 1st, 1991