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||:||480 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!
Couldn't put it down!
Quick, easy reading overview of Pete Seibert's life. 10th Mountain Division veteran and founder of Vail Ski Resort. Not an in-depth treatment of WWII or the early days of US skiing. For what it is, worth a read.
Well-documented, engaging format, there will be readers who want to read about an athletic soldier who made pivotal contributions to ending WWII.
I chose to review Ski Soldier, a biography by Louise Borden. Ski Soldier details the journeys of Peter “Pete” Seibert, a lifelong skier, World War II veteran and founder of the Vail Ski Resort in Colorado. Pete first skied when he was seven, and promised himself at thirteen he would father his own ski resort. He fell in love with the sport on the hills of Sharon, Massachusetts, skiing day and night.
Pete’s father took a job in Bartlett, New Hampshire near the end of the 1930s, and Pete became a ...more