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ISBN13: 9780141312422
ISBN10: 0141312424
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Sam Gribley is terribly unhappy living in New York City with his family, so he runs away to the Catskill Mountains to live in the woods — all by himself. With only a penknife, a ball of cord, forty dollars, and some flint and steel, he intends to survive on his own. Sam learns about courage, danger, and independence during his year in the wilderness, a year that changes his life forever.

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"[T]his award-winning book has much to appeal to young readers searching for literary adventures." Children's Literature

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"An extraordinary book...it will be read year after year." The Horn Book

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Runaway Sam Gribley is surviving in the Catskill Mountains with only a penknife, a ball of cord, $40, and some flint and steel. Along the way, he learns about courage, danger, and independence during his year in the wilderness, a year that will change his life forever. Illustrations.

About the Author

Jean Craighead George was born in a family of naturalists. Her father, mother, brothers, aunts and uncles were students of nature. On weekends they camped in the woods near their Washington, D.C. home, climbed trees to study owls, gathered edible plants and made fish hooks from twigs. Her first pet was a turkey vulture. In third grade she began writing and hasn't stopped yet. She has written over 100 books.

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2plus2doesnotequal4, June 11, 2010 (view all comments by 2plus2doesnotequal4)
My Side of the Mountain, is a great survival story. It's about a boy named, Sam Gribley. Sam runs away in to the Catskill mountains. Sam knows nothing about surviving in the woods, he brings a penknife, a ball of cord, a hatchet, and 40 dollars. In the book he captures, and raises a falcon named, Frightful, he also befriends a weasel named, Baron. This book is in someways like Hatchet. My Side of the Mountain is a great read, for people ages 8 to adult. You will either love or hate the main character, Sam. If you like books about the woods, you will enjoy My Side of the Mountain
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TheherowithoutaName, June 8, 2010 (view all comments by TheherowithoutaName)
My Side of the Mountain is one of the best books I read. It is a really facinating tale of how Sam Gribley gathers up the courage and runs off to the Gribley farm to live by him self. In this book, Sam learns how to make his own supplies and learns hunting and trapping skills, accompanied by his loyal companion, Frightful. I assure you, this book is for any reader who loves a good adventure. Jean Craighead George did a fantastic job with the details, settings and emotions.
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jumpergirl3005, May 31, 2007 (view all comments by jumpergirl3005)
Jean Craighead George is one of my favorite authors. She really transports you to another time and place. My Side of the Mountain is about a teenage boy who runs away from home to live on the catskills (a mountain range). The book tells you about how he survives and adapts to living in the wild all alone. Not to mention his trusty peregrine falcon, Frightful! A really great book, especially for nature loving children or teenagers!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780141312422
Author:
George, Jean Craighead
Publisher:
Puffin Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Nature & the Natural World
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Literature - Classics / Contemporary
Subject:
Self-reliance
Subject:
Wilderness survival
Subject:
Survival
Subject:
Mountain life
Subject:
Nature & the Natural World - General
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Childrens classics
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Stranded
Series Volume:
3
Publication Date:
20010531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5.06 in 1 lb
Age Level:
09-12

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"Review" by , "An extraordinary book...it will be read year after year."
"Synopsis" by , Runaway Sam Gribley is surviving in the Catskill Mountains with only a penknife, a ball of cord, $40, and some flint and steel. Along the way, he learns about courage, danger, and independence during his year in the wilderness, a year that will change his life forever. Illustrations.

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