At the Top of the Mountain: The Adventures of Will Ryan and the Civilian Conservation Corps 1936-38, Book III (Paperback)
The adventures of Will and his CCC friends in Book III, the last of this three-book series, include floods, rescues, and a fire, along with plenty of fun. Will also participates in the traditional tasks of rural Vermont - planting crops and helping neighbors - and new pleasures and pastimes such as movies and dances. By the end of the story, after years of hard work and danger, the boys of CCC Camp 129 have reached the top of the mountain. As the corpsmen celebrate the completion of the summit road and prepare to move to another CCC camp, Will Ryan and his best friend Carrie ponder what the future may hold after their upcoming last year of High School.
Judith Edwards, author of The Great Expedition of Lewis and Clark (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) and twelve other young adult, middle grade, and children's books, lives in southeastern Vermont near Mount Ascutney State Park - one of many parks nationwide whose roads, stone buildings, and campsites were created by CCC corpsmen in the 1930s.