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Number of Pages: 192
Dimensions: 7.82 X 5.80 X 0.51 (inches)
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"Should appeal to all rugged individualists who dream of escape to the forest."The New York Times Book Review
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 woodsall 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.
An extraordinary book . . . It will be read year after year.”
The Horn Book
Jean Craighead George (19192012) was the author of more than 100 beloved books for young people, including the Newbery Awardwinning Julie of the Wolves , the Newbery Honorwinning My Side of the Mountain, On the Far Side of the Mountain, and Frightful's Mountain . She was a lifetime naturalist and a household name. Her website can be found at www.jeancraigheadgeorge.com.