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Three Cups of Tea

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A5 Size - 21 x 15 x 2 CMPages: 209

Binding: PaperBack

Chapter 1: Failure

Chapter 2: The Wrong Side of the River

Chapter 3: I'm Going to Build You a School

Chapter 4: Growing Up

Chapter 5: 580 Letters, One Check

Chapter 6: Hard Way Home

Chapter 7: Korphe at Last

Chapter 8: A Bridge Before a School

Chapter 9: Hunting Ibex

Chapter 10: Building Bridges

Chapter 11: Six Days

Chapter 12: Beginnings

Chapter 13: Haji Ali's Lesson

Chapter 14: A Smile Should Be More Than a Memory

Chapter 15: A Picture

Chapter 16: New Schools -- and More

Chapter 17: Running From War

Chapter 18: Too Much to Do

Chapter 19: A Village Called New York

Chapter 20: Afghanistan

Chapter 21: The First Educated Woman in Korphe

Chapter 22: Stones into Schools

Q&A with Amira Mortenson

Time Line


Who's Who in Three Cups of Tea

Readers Guide

In 1993, while climbing one of the world's most difficult peaks, Mortenson became lost and ill, and eventually found aid in the tiny Pakistani village of Korphe. He vowed to repay his generous hosts by building a school; his efforts have grown into the Central Asia Institute, which has since provided education for 25,000 children. Retold for middle readers, the story remains inspirational and compelling. Solid pacing and the authors' skill at giving very personal identities to people of a different country, religion and culture help Mortenson deliver his message without sounding preachy; he encourages readers to put aside prejudice and politics, and to remember that the majority of people are good. An interview with Mortenson's 12-year-old daughter, who has traveled with her father to Pakistan, offers another accessible window onto this far-away and underlines Mortenson's sacrifice and courage. Illustrated throughout with b&w photos, it also contains two eight-page insets of color photos.The picture book, while close in content to the longer books, is written in the voice of Korphe's children rather than providing Mortenson's view, making it easier for American kids to enter the story. Roth (Leon's Story) pairs the words with her signature mixed-media collage work, this time using scraps of cloth along with a variety of papers. Her work has a welcoming, tactile dimension—readers would want to touch the fabric headscarves, for example. A detailed scrapbook featuring photos from Three Cups of Tea and an artist's note firmly ground the book in fact. A portion of the authors' royalties will benefit the Central Asia Institute.