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My Side of the Mountain (Puffin Modern Classics)by Jean Craighead George
Wanted: Young people of all ages with a keen sense of adventure. Must love the outdoors, be fearless and strong, and willing to learn new skills. The ability to work hard and relax well afterwards is required. Looking for someone with imagination, ingenuity, and natural intelligence. Must appreciate campfire cooking, getting dirty, sleeping in trees, time spent alone, and wild beauty. If you want to live in the woods, keep a hawk as a companion, and be in charge of your own life, read this book!
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[set star] "A little gem of a book for all wild-hearted lovers of the natural world."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review Julie of the Wolves meets Hatchet in this middle grade novel that follows twelve-year-old Nika and her seven-year-old brother, Randall, as they leave their California foster home to spend a summer with their long-lost uncle. There she finds an orphaned wolf pup in a cave, whose mother has been shot. This compelling first novel explores themes of searching for family and finding a balance between caring for— and leaving alone—wild animals.
Hatchet meets Julie of the Wolves in this captivating middle-grade novel about the wilderness lake country of northern Minnesota and the rare bond between a 12-year-old foster girl and an 11-day-old wolf pup.
Terribly unhappy in his family's crowded New York City apartment, Sam Gribley runs away to the solitude-and danger-of the mountains, where he finds a side of himself he never knew.
About the Author
Jean Craighead George (1919-2012) was the author of more than a hundred beloved books for young people, including the Newbery Medal-winning Julie of the Wolves and the Newbery Honor-winning My Side of the Mountain. She was a lifetime naturalist, and was beloved by generations of nature-loving children. Two of her children, Craig and Twig, helped complete her last novel.
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