Generations of readers have escaped into the woods with My Side of the Mountain, the story of a city boy named Sam who learns to live in the wild. Now, Newbery winner Jean Craighead George offers an easy-to-follow guide for fans who want to live the adventure?just like Sam. Learn how to start a fire, build a shelter, catch a fish, identify useful plants, and much more. Hands-on activities are perfect for backyard campers or an afternoon stroll through the park. Illustrated with black-and-white drawings and packed with activities, naturalist trivia, and practical wilderness tips, this entertaining and informative handbook is your guide to outdoor fun.
The Georges are a family of naturalists. Jean, a lifetime nature lover, is the author of more than one hundred beloved books for young people, including the Newbery Award-winning Julie of the Wolves and My Side of the Mountain. She lives in Chappaqua, New York. Her daughter, Twig C. George, a teacher and also an author for children, lives in Maryland.
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