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Ullman, James Ramsey
BANNER IN THE SKY
New York : Scholastic, 1990.
IL 5-8
ISBN 0064470482

(2 booktalks)

Booktalk #1

This is an exciting story of a boy burning to climb the Citadel, a mountain in Switzerland that claimed his father's life. Rudi washes dishes in a tourist resort. Now he is determined to conquer the mountain. This story tells how an Englishman changes the course of Rudi's life and gets his father's red shirt atop the unconquered mountain. The story will grip you even if you've never climbed in your life

Booktalk #2

Banner in the sky is a great book. The genre of this book is adventure. How would you react if
How would you react if your son was going to climb a mountain? Read this book to find out
more.

The main character in this story is a boy named Rudi. The story takeâ€ôs place in the middle of the
swis alps during the year 1865. Rudi trying to follow in his fathers foot steps by being a
mountain climber, but something happened to his father. He is getting ready for something big
and no one knows what.

I thought Banner in the Sky was a great book. I would recommend this book for someone who
likes adventure. I liked this book and I think you will to.

P.S  The citadel is waiting for him.
(collin,  k-12 student)

SUBJECTS:     Mountaineering -- Fiction
                        Alps, Swiss (Switzerland) -- Fiction

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