Mountains Beyond Mountains (adapted For Young People): The Quest Of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure The World

by Michael French, Tracy Kidder

Random House Children's Books | April 8, 2014 | Trade Paperback |

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Tracy Kidder''s critically acclaimed adult nonfiction work, Mountains Beyond Mountains has been adapted for young people by Michael French. In this young adult edition, readers are introduced to Dr. Paul Farmer, a Harvard-educated doctor with a self-proclaimed mission to transform healthcare on a global scale. Farmer focuses his attention on some of the world''s most impoverished people and uses unconventional ways in which to provide healthcare, to achieve real results and save lives.




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Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 288 Pages, 6.3 × 7.87 × 0.39 in

Published: April 8, 2014

Publisher: Random House Children's Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 038574319X

ISBN - 13: 9780385743198

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Mountains Beyond Mountains (adapted For Young People): The Quest Of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure The World

by Michael French, Tracy Kidder

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 288 Pages, 6.3 × 7.87 × 0.39 in

Published: April 8, 2014

Publisher: Random House Children's Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 038574319X

ISBN - 13: 9780385743198

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Chapter 1 Six years after the fact, Dr. Paul Edward Farmer reminded me, “We met because of a beheading, of all things.” It was two weeks before Christmas 1994, in a market town in the central plateau of Haiti, a patch of paved road called Mirebalais. Near the center of town there was a Haitian army outpost–a concrete wall enclosing a weedy parade field, a jail, and a mustard-colored barracks. I was sitting with an American Special Forces captain, named Jon Carroll, on the building’s second-story balcony. Evening was coming on, the town’s best hour, when the air changed from hot to balmy and the music from the radios in the rum shops and the horns of the tap-taps passing through town grew loud and bright and the general filth and poverty began to be obscured, the open sewers and the ragged clothing and the looks on the faces of malnourished children and the extended hands of elderly beggars plaintively saying, “Grangou,” which means “hungry” in Creole. I was in Haiti to report on American soldiers. Twenty thousand of them had been sent to reinstate the country’s democratically elected government, and to strip away power from the military junta that had deposed it and ruled with great cruelty for three years. Captain Carroll had only eight men, and they were temporarily in charge of keeping the peace among 150,000 Haitians, spread across about one thousand square miles of rural Haiti. A seemingly impossible job, and ye
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Tracy Kidder''s critically acclaimed adult nonfiction work, Mountains Beyond Mountains has been adapted for young people by Michael French. In this young adult edition, readers are introduced to Dr. Paul Farmer, a Harvard-educated doctor with a self-proclaimed mission to transform healthcare on a global scale. Farmer focuses his attention on some of the world''s most impoverished people and uses unconventional ways in which to provide healthcare, to achieve real results and save lives.




From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

TRACY KIDDER graduated from Harvard University and studied at the University of Iowa. He has won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Robert F. Kennedy Award, and many other literary prizes. The author of My Detachment, Mountains Beyond Mountains, Home Town, Old Friends, Among Schoolchildren, House, and The Soul of a New Machine, Kidder lives in Massachusetts and Maine.

MICHAEL FRENCH has published twenty books, including fiction for adults and young adults, biographies, and art criticism. He has adapted many acclaimed adult works for young people. Michael French divides his time between Santa Barbara, California, and Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Editorial Reviews

"An important story that feels like it breathes a dose of virtuous oxygen right into readers'' heads."-Kirkus Reviews, Starred
 
"Accessible and fascinating. It''s focus on Farmer the humanitarian provides a much-needed education in empathy."-Booklist
 
"A thoughtful examination of a complex man operating in a complex world."-The Horn Book

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