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