The Alps

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PowerKids Press, Jan 1, 2004 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 24 pages
The Alps mountain range towers over many regions of Western Europe with Mount Blanc at 15,771 feet being the highest peak on the continent. These mountains are the source of many legends. The stories begin with Hannibal, the North African general who led elephants and an army of 40,000 soldiers through the Alps in 218 b.c. to attack Rome, and include the von Trapp family, who escaped over the Alps from Nazi soldiers during World War II. More recently, a perfectly preserved frozen mummy of a man who lived 5,000 years ago was found in the ice of Germany's Alps.

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Charles W. Maynard is an ordained United Methodist minister who works with the Camp and Retreat Ministry of the Holston Conference in east Tennessee and in southwestern Virginia. He has an undergraduate degree from Emory and Henry College and a master of divinity from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University. The first executive director of Friends of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Charles has written 20 children's books as well as national park guidebooks, including Time Well Spent, a family hiking guide to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park that he wrote with Hal Hubbs and David Morris. He and his wife, Janice, have two daughters, Caroline and Anna, and two granddaughters, Anastasia and Ainsley.

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