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'Three Cups of Tea' for kids

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We regularly invite Monitor readers to write and tell us about their favorite books. It's not very surprising that some titles are mentioned again and again. There are the old-school classics (Dickens, Jane Austen, Shakespeare.) There are new classics ("The Story of Edgar Sawtelle" and anything by Alexander McCall Smith.)

And then there is "Three Cups of Tea."

By far, the book most mentioned by our readers over the past couple of years has been "Three Cups of Tea" by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin. (The Monitor's review of this book ran on 9/12/06.)

"Three Cups of Tea" tells the story of how Mortenson, an American mountain climber, found himself lost and alone in the glacial expanses of Pakistan's Karakoram Himalaya. To quote the Monitor review, "He finally staggered, emaciated, into the impoverished village of Korphe. Residents there had never seen a foreigner, but they took him in, sharing their meager provisions and nurturing him back to health."


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