My Side Of The Mountain  -     By: Jean Craighead George
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My Side Of The Mountain

Puffin / 2004 / Paperback

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Sam Gribley announces he's going to run away; and does so. After listening to countless stories of how Gribley's aren't made for the land, he runs away to his ancestors' farm up in the Catskill Mountains. Learning to survive with his wits and the help of the resources in a local library, he learns self-reliance as he fashions a home, catches his own food, and trains a falcon. A classic for thousands of young readers, this Newbery Honor book will enthrall all young girls and boys who've ever loved the woods. Recommended for ages 8 to 1, 177 pages, softcover. A 1960 Newbery Honor Book.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 192
Vendor: Puffin
Publication Date: 2004
Dimensions: 7.00 X 5.00 X 1.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0142401110
ISBN-13: 9780142401118
UPC: 051488006992
Availability: In Stock
Ages: 9-14
Series: Puffin Modern Classics

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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.

Author Bio

Jean Craighead George (19192012) was the author of more than a hundred beloved books for young people, including the Newbery Medalwinning Julie of the Wolves and the Newbery Honorwinning 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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An extraordinary book... it will be read year after year. (The Horn Book)

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  1. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    September 17, 2009
    Alice Sanderson
    My son and I are reading this right now and I don't know who likes it more. It's a great book for a 12 year old boy like mine!
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    December 9, 2008
    Sharon Typpi
    Great book. My 9 year old son is reading this for school and he loves it.
  3. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    December 4, 2007
    Chris Mitchell
    I first read this book nearly 20 years ago as a 5th-grade student. It has remained one of my favorite books of all time. This book fueled my love of the outdoors and my deep interest in wilderness survival and played a big part in my joining the Boy Scouts and eventually earning the Eagle Scout Award. I would strongly encourage this book for any children (and adults!). It will expose them to Sam's experience and perhaps spark the same fire as it did in me.
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