My Side Of The Mountain

by Jean Craighead George

Thorndike Press | April 13, 2005 | Trade Paperback

My Side Of The Mountain is rated 5 out of 5 by 3.
Sam Gribley''s great-grandfather owned land somewhere in the Catskill Mountains. Although no one had lived there for several generations, it was still in the Gribley family. Tired of living in the hustle and bustle of New York City, teenage Sam runs away to the Catskills in search of that land.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 198 pages, 3.31 × 2.17 × 0.31 in

Published: April 13, 2005

Publisher: Thorndike Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0786273593

ISBN - 13: 9780786273591

Found in: Mystery and Suspense
Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Childhood Favourite I read this book while I was in elementary school. I remember loving that book so much I didn't want it to end! I think I'm going to pick it up again and reread. I loved how he fiured out ways to survive and that he lived in a tree trunk. I will never forget this book! All kids should read it.
Date published: 2008-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the Best This book always keeps my nose in it, with all the eximent Jean did a great job of this book and the other two in the trilegy. Sam did just what i wanted to do, run away live off the land, and sometimes even today i think why didn't i run away? and well, this book is totaly a book in a million!
Date published: 2003-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My personal review! Jason, Jason, Jason wha were you thinking? What would a 14 year old boy want to run away on his own to the castkill mountains for? Is Jason nuts, stupid, sad or just plain ordinary? The answer is he's actually quite smart but does'nt use his brain all the time. See, the think is that Jason is tired of living a boring and crowded life in New York City so he runs off into the mountains with only $40.00, string, scissors, napsack, and lots of adventure. When you think about reading this book remember there are no wizards or magic it's just a nice relaxing 5* book that won't get you lost with to many characters. Remember the question, Jason, Jason, Jason what were you thinking?
Date published: 2003-06-17

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My Side Of The Mountain

by Jean Craighead George

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 198 pages, 3.31 × 2.17 × 0.31 in

Published: April 13, 2005

Publisher: Thorndike Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0786273593

ISBN - 13: 9780786273591

About the Book

Sam Gribley's great-grandfather owned land somewhere in the Catskill Mountains. Although no one had lived there for several generations, it was still in the Gribley family. Tired of living in the hustle and bustle of New York City, teenage Sam runs away to the Catskills in search of that land.

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Sam Gribley''s great-grandfather owned land somewhere in the Catskill Mountains. Although no one had lived there for several generations, it was still in the Gribley family. Tired of living in the hustle and bustle of New York City, teenage Sam runs away to the Catskills in search of that land.

About the Author

Jean Craighead George was born on July 2, 1919 in Washington, D.C. She received degrees in English and science from Pennsylvania State University. She began her career as a reporter for the International News Service. In the 1940s she was a member of the White House press corps for The Washington Post. During her lifetime, she wrote over 100 novels including My Side of the Mountain, which was a 1960 Newbery Honor Book, On the Far Side of the Mountain, Julie of the Wolves, which won the Newbery Medal, Julie, and Julie's Wolf Pack. She also wrote two guides to cooking with wild foods and an autobiography entitled Journey Inward. In 1991, she became the first winner of the School Library Media Section of the New York Library Association's Knickerbocker Award for Juvenile Literature. She died on May 15, 2012 at the age of 92.

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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