Ski Soldier is a true-life adventure story for readers ages 10 to 14 by noted nonfiction writer Louise Borden. It tells the story of Pete Seibert, a ski soldier severely wounded in World War II who went on to found the Vail Ski Resort in Colorado.Ever since he first strapped on his mother's wooden skis when he was seven, Pete Seibert always loved to ski. At 18, Pete enlisted in the U.S. Army and joined the 10th Mountain Division, soldiers who fought on skis in World War II. In the mountains of Italy, Pete encountered the mental and physical horrors of war. When he was severely wounded and sent home to recover, Pete worried that he might never ski again. But with perseverance and the help of other 10th Mountain ski soldiers, he took to the slopes again and fulfilled his boyhood dream--founding the famous ski resort in Vail, Colorado....
|Title||:||Ski Soldier: A World War II Biography|
|Number of Pages||:||585 pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Ski Soldier: A World War II Biography Reviews
Louise Borden is the queen of non-fiction for middle grade! Written in such a poetic narrative, I gobbled up this unique true story about a World War II ski soldier!
Very well written and unusual verse biography of Peter Seibert who went on to build Vail ski resort in his post-war years and to be important in the development of the ski industry in this country.
The book's main focus is on Pete's early years when he first fell in love with skiing - then a very rare sport among Americans - and then his time in the 10th Battalion Mountain Division during WWII where he was badly wounded. Particularly interesting is the picture of skiing in its American infancy as ...more