My Side of the Mountain

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Puffin Books, Aug 1, 1991 - Juvenile Fiction - 177 pages
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Tired of big-city life, Sam Gribley runs away to the Catskill Mountains to forge a life of his own. A year later, his younger sister Alice joins him. Alone in the mountains, Sam and Alice face great danger - with only the land, their courage, and each other to rely on.

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A nice break from the apocalyptic endings I'm used to. - Goodreads
I found the ending very disappointing. - Goodreads
That ending is rather disappointing. - Goodreads

Review: My Side of the Mountain (Mountain #1)

User Review  - Alyssa - Goodreads

This was a very fitting book for me to read now. Everybody dreams of running away to the woods, running away from all of their problems, running away from created obligations. It was refreshing that ... Read full review

Review: My Side of the Mountain (Mountain #1)

User Review  - Brian Gillum - Goodreads

Until I read The Lord of the Rings trilogy at about 13, this was my favorite book as a boy. I've given it as gifts to my nephews. A great read for the 8+ crowd. Read full review


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About the author (1991)

Jean Craighead George was born in Washington, D.C., and raised in a family of naturalists. She attended Pennsylvania State University, graduating with degrees in English and science. In the 1940s she was a member of the White House press corps and a reporter for The Washington Post. George has written over 60 books among them My Side of the Mountain, a 1960 Newbery Honor Book, and its 1990 sequel On the Far Side of the Mountain. Julie of the Wolves was also a Newberry Medal winner. In 1991, Ms. George became the first winner of the School Library Media Section of the New York Library Association's Knickerbocker Award for Juvenile Literature, which was presented to her for the "consistent superior quality" of her work.

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