My Side Of The Mountain

Hardcover | September 1, 1999

byJean Craighead George

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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

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"Should appeal to all rugged individualists who dream of escape to the forest."—The New York Times Book ReviewSam 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 ste...

Jean Craighead George was the preeminent nature writer for children. She is the author of My Side of the Mountain and Julie of the Wolves, and her work spanned 50 years. She died in May 2012 at age 93.

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Format:HardcoverPublished:September 1, 1999Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0525463461

ISBN - 13:9780525463467

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

Reviews

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