Mountains Beyond Mountains (Adapted for Young People): The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure the World (Hardcover)

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What an inspiring book, now adapted for young readers by Michael French, originally written by Pulitzer Prize winning author Tracy Kidder. A fascinating story of a special man named Paul Farmer. A doctor caring for the poorest of the poor in Haiti and all over the world, and doing it with such passion that it makes you want to join the team! Any young person planning on going into the medical field some day or any kind of public service will want to put this on their list of must reads. I really enjoyed learning about this amazing man who says "health care is a human right" I agree! ~Kathie

— From Kathie


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.

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.

Praise For…

"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

Product Details
ISBN: 9780385743181
ISBN-10: 0385743181
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: April 9th, 2013
Pages: 288
Language: English