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Title:
My side of the mountain
Author:
George, Jean Craighead, 1919-2012.
Publication Information:
New York : Puffin Books, 2001, 1988.
Physical Description:
177 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Summary:
A young boy relates his adventures during the year he spends living alone in the Catskill Mountains including his struggle for survival, his dependence on nature, his animal friends, and his ultimate realization that he needs human companionship.
General Note:
"A Puffin book."
Language:
English
Reading Level:
810 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.2 6.0 64.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 6.7 8 Quiz: 08133 Guided reading level: U.
ISBN:
9780141312422

9780142401118
Format :
Book

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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


Author Notes

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.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Booklist Review

Gr. 3-7. Sam must provide his own food, shelter, and clothing for a year when he runs away to his grandfather's undeveloped land.


Table of Contents

Author's Prefacep. xi
I Hole Up in a Snowstormp. 3
I Get Started on This Venturep. 9
I Find Gribley's Farmp. 20
I Find Many Useful Plantsp. 25
The Old, Old Treep. 28
I Meet One of My Own Kind and Have a Terrible Time Getting Awayp. 35
The King's Providerp. 41
What I Did About the First Man Who Was After Mep. 46
I Learn to Season My Foodp. 50
How a Door Came to Mep. 54
Frightful Learns Her ABC'sp. 58
I Find a Real Live Manp. 68
The Autumn Provides Food and Lonelinessp. 85
We All Learn About Halloweenp. 93
I Find Out What to Do with Huntersp. 101
Trouble Beginsp. 107
I Pile Up Wood and Go on with Winterp. 112
I Learn About Birds and Peoplep. 116
I Have a Good Look at Winter and Find Spring in the Snowp. 131
The Spring in the Winter and the Beginning of My Story's Endp. 148
I Cooperate with the Endingp. 161
The City Comes to Mep. 172