Book Review of My Side of the Mountain

My Side of the Mountain
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A wonderful story about a young boy named Sam who runs away from home - to live in the forest. He becomes entirely self-sufficient, living on mussels, acorns, berries, frogs' legs, hickory nuts, wild onions (ramps), fish, venison, etc. and even learns how to make salt and flour from the same. He builds himself an ingenious shelter, a fireplace, clay "jars," utensils, musical instruments, fishing gear, and even sews new clothing when his old clothes start falling apart. He tames a falcon, and this falcon becomes his closest and necessary companion. All in all, this is truly a remarkable and eye-opening tale of survival, courage, determination, gladness, appreciation and renewed love for all of God's creation, big and small.

A Newbery Honor Book