An exquisitely illustrated story wherein a brother and his younger sister face a life-threatening and life-changing landslide. Pemba and his younger sister Yang Ki both yearn for roles as guides and porters to the high country of the Himalayas. While such a goal is well within Pemba’s reach, his seven-year-old sister faces an obstacle, mainly because girls aren’t encourageAn exquisitely illustrated story wherein a brother and his younger sister face a life-threatening and life-changing landslide. Pemba and his younger sister Yang Ki both yearn for roles as guides and porters to the high country of the Himalayas. While such a goal is well within Pemba’s reach, his seven-year-old sister faces an obstacle, mainly because girls aren’t encouraged, let alone accepted, as porters or guides. As Pemba begins his predawn hike to gather firewood for their school, Yang Ki trails a few feet behind him, resolute in the face of this admonitions to remain at their hut. The trail is sharp, and lose rocks erupt into a landslide that leaves Pemba dazed and desperate for help. As he and Yang Ki resolve the peril of the landslide, both brother and sister reach beyond their perceived limitations to regain safety as well as alter viewpoints about societal roles....
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Pemba Sherpa Reviews
Some parts I liked and others... not so much. I think the illustrations themselves have a gorgeous sense of movement in the mix of dark line with lighter sketchy lines and the pastel colors but the boo design is a bit much. I think that repeating the image as a watermark under the text was unnecessary and a little messy. It serves no purpose except to clutter the book rather than potentially adding a new perspective. I thought the text was a little long for a child's attention span and that the name of the book was confusing, since it is more about Yang Ki than Pemba, if that is the name of the narrator. I was also looking for some note on women as sherpas beyond the dedication to a female Pemba Sherp who was the first Nepali woman to summit Everest from the North Face. (It's even a bit confusing as to the significance of this, as few people summit from this particularly dangerous route...) Is this a true story? If not, what inspired the author to write this story? So lots of questions about this one.
Even though girls are not allowed, seven-year-old Yang Ki wants to be a porter or guide through the Himalayas. She follows her brother when he leaves in the morning to collect the firewood for school. She refuses to turn back and is there to save her brother after a landslide. Her courage and determination pave the way for things to change so that girls can work as mountain guides if they like. The soft and detailed watercolor illustrations are a perfect accompaniment to the story.A favorite quote: "My heart swells with pride when I think of Yang Ki. Girls were once thought to be too weak or fragile to work as porters and guides. But my little sister, with her enormous courage, changed that thinking. Today, women are among the most famous Sherpas in the world. Yang Ki taught us that girls, even little girls, could be brave and strong, with a heart big enough to be Sherpa."
Pemba Doma Sherpa is the first Nepali woman to summit Mount Everest by way of the North Face. The beautifully illustrated watercolor pictures depict the story told from the view point of the older brother. Yang Ki, the younger sister, wants to learn to carry firewood to school so that when she is bigger she will be strong enough to be a porter and guide people up the Himalayas. This story show the strength and courage of one young girl who changed the traditional boundaries for girls and women in this part of the world.
I loved this story of a spunky little girl who wants to be a sherpa. The illustrations are just exquisite.
Beautifully illustrated! The story was good, and I like how it was set in a part of the world my kids had not heard any stories from yet.
Made the Amelia Bloomer List. Great illustrations highlight this tale from another culture.