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My Side of the Mountain (Mountain, Bk 1)
My Side of the Mountain - Mountain, Bk 1
Author: Jean Craighead George
Sam Gribley is tired of living in a crowded New York City apartment, so he runs away to the Catskill Mountain wilderness to forge a life of his own. No one takes his plans seriously--except Sam himself. With only a penknife, a ball of cord, forty dollars, and some flint and steel, he must rely on his own ingenuity and on the resources of the lan...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780140348101
ISBN-10: 0140348107
Publication Date: 2/2/2000
Pages: 177
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
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Publisher: Puffin Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Every kid thinks about running away at one point or another; few get farther than the end of the block. Young Sam Gribley gets to the end of the block and keeps going--all the way to the Catskill Mountains of upstate New York. There he sets up house in a huge hollowed-out tree, with a falcon and a weasel for companions and his wits as his tool for survival. In a spellbinding, touching, funny account, Sam learns to live off the land, and grows up a little in the process. Blizzards, hunters, loneliness, and fear all battle to drive Sam back to city life. But his desire for freedom, independence, and adventure is stronger. No reader will be immune to the compulsion to go right out and start whittling fishhooks and befriending raccoons.

Jean Craighead George, author of more than 80 children's books, including the Newbery Medal-winning Julie of the Wolves, created another prizewinner with My Side of the Mountain--a Newbery Honor Book, an ALA Notable Book, and a Hans Christian Andersen Award Honor Book. Astonishingly, she wrote its sequel, On the Far Side of the Mountain, 30 years later, and a decade after that penned the final book in the trilogy, Frightful's Mountain, told from the falcon's point of view. George has no doubt shaped generations of young readers with her outdoor adventures of the mind and spirit. (Ages 9 to 12) -
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I read this book when I was growing up and got it for my son for Christmas. He loves it almost as much as I did!
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I read this book when I was my son's age and had him read it for a book report. He enjoyed it as much as I did. I re-read it just for fun. Looking back on in at an adult the book may not be realistic but the magic of running away appeals to all ages.
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I'm an outdoorsy gal and when I read this as a young teen is was a wish that I could be this character. Gutsy and self sufficient! I hunted it down and found a copy now that I'm a Mother and made sure it was available in my Family library for my children and other prosperity to come. In my book it's a must read!!


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