On the Far Side of the Mountain

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Puffin, 1991 - Brothers and sisters - 170 pages
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From the Publisher: Two years ago, Sam ran away from New York City to live in the Catskill Mountains. Now his younger sister Alice has joined him and is quietly living in a tree house of her own nearby. Their peaceful life is shattered when a conservation officer confiscates Sam's falcon, Frightful, and Alice suddenly vanishes. Sam leaves his home to search for Alice, hoping to find Frightful, too. But the trail to the far side of the mountain may lead Sam into great danger.

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Review: On the Far Side of the Mountain (Mountain #2)

User Review  - Sarah - Goodreads

In contrast to the first book, this book lacked pretty much everything except a few choice entries on tracking and survival. You could have renamed all the characters something completely different ... Read full review

Review: On the Far Side of the Mountain (Mountain #2)

User Review  - Blake - Goodreads

“On the Far Side of the Mountain” by Jean Craighead George, is one of my most favorite outdoor/survival books. It shows and teaches good lessons and tricks to know while in the woods or if anyone ... Read full review


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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.

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