Between Heaven and Earth

Category: Book
By (author): Walters, Eric
Series: Seven
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / Age 10-14 Canadian
  JUVENILE FICTION / Family / General (see also headings under Social Themes)
  JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / Africa
  JUVENILE FICTION / Sports & Recreation / Extreme Sports
Awards: Rocky Mountain Book Award nominee (2014) Short-listed
YALSA Quick Picks nominee (2013) Short-listed
TriState YA Review Group Book of Note (2013) Commended
Red Maple Award nominee (2014) Short-listed
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Published: October 2012
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 7.50in x 5.00in x 0.75in
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*DJ is David McLean's eldest grandson, so it stands to reason that he be the one to scatter his beloved grandfather's ashes. At least that's how DJ sees it. He's always been the best at everything-sports, school, looking after his fatherless family-so climbing Kilimanjaro is just another thing he'll accomplish almost effortlessly. Or so he thinks, until he arrives in Tanzania and everything starts to go wrong. He's detained at immigration, he gets robbed, his climbing group includes an old lady and he gets stuck with the first ever female porter. Forced to go polepole (slowly), DJ finds out the hard way that youth, fitness level and drive have nothing to do with success on the mountain-or in life.
From The Publisher*DJ climbs Mount Kilimanjaro to scatter his beloved grandfather's ashes.
Review Quote*"The rich setting and the thrilling details of the climb will make readers yearn for their own adventure. However, graphic descriptions of altitude sickness and stomach-twisting trail food leave no false illusions that the journey will be an easy one...Richly detailed and satisfying."
Review Quote*"An amazing book…Between Heaven and Earth will leave readers wanting to read the rest of the series!"
Review Quote*"Strikingly realistic...It really made me want to experience the climb for myself."
Review Quote*"A story of determination and will that forces the characters to reconsider what is truly important in life and why they are really climbing the mountain."
Review Quote*"Walters' style is, as usual, quick and catchy, but smooth and engaging at the same time. His characters are well-developed, focusing mainly on three people, DJ, Sarah, and Doris, as they struggle to make their way toward the summit and deposit DJ's grandfather's ashes....Walters' has written a fantastic story that will capture the attention of young readers and keep them engaged until the last page...Highly Recommended."
Review Quote*"While DJ's overconfidence makes it hard to root for him at first, his growth along the way soon transforms him into a more palatable hero. The biggest draw, though, is Walter's keen attention to atmosphere, detail, and setting-Mount Kilimanjaro is a character unto itself. "
Review Quote*"Walters is known for action-adventure novels that appeal to boys, and his latest project, Seven (The Series), is no exception...A solid outdoor adventure story."