Reviews for Three Cups of Tea : Young Reader's Edition


AudioFile Reviews 2009 June/July
Young adult listeners will hear the author's story of becoming lost while on a climbing expedition and finding himself in a Pakistani village. His promise to build a school becomes reality but not without considerable effort. Through Atossa Leoni's clear and deliberate pacing, the listener will follow Mortenson through a myriad of challenges, including a kidnapping. Through Leoni's patient narration, the genesis and importance of the title becomes clear: In Pakistan the first time you are invited in for tea it is as a stranger, the second as an honored guest, the third as family. Through hard work and devotion, Mortenson becomes family to the people he continues to help. M.B. (c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine

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