My Side Of The Mountain by Jean Craighead GeorgeMy Side Of The Mountain by Jean Craighead George

My Side Of The Mountain

byJean Craighead George

Paperback | May 21, 2001

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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 woods—all 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

"I write for children. Children are still in love with the wonders of nature, and I am too. So I tell them stories about a boy and a falcon, a girl and an elegant wolf pack, about owls, weasels, foxes, prairie dogs, the alpine tundra, the tropical rain forest. And when the telling is done, I hope they will want to protect all the beaut...
Title:My Side Of The MountainFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 7.75 × 5.13 × 0.54 inPublished:May 21, 2001Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0141312424

ISBN - 13:9780141312422

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Descriptive and Food for the Imagination! I loved this book when I was a kid and even more so as an adult. It opens your mind up to all sorts of imaginative romps in the wilderness. The book definitely gives rise to an appreciation of nature, especially when most of us are lost staring at screens all day long.
Date published: 2018-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic for a reason I read this book over and over again as a child and absolutely loved it! I recently read it again, this time to my own kid, and he loved it too!
Date published: 2018-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from wonderful this is a great book! i love sam's story of survival and adventure
Date published: 2017-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing booK! Read this in school and helped foster my love of reading, what a great book, when my boys are old enough I will be sure they read this great adventure
Date published: 2017-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So adventurous! I read this book once a year, so I can live vicariously through Sam Gribley. I love this book so much!
Date published: 2017-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great book for anyone Adventure, wildlife, mild suspense - this book has everything I loved in a book when I was younger! This is a great book, and though it appears to be a "boy" book, don't hesitate to gift this book to girls. They will love it too!
Date published: 2017-01-08
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