My Side of the Mountain

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Puffin Books, 1991 - Audiocassettes - 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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User Review  - bensdad00 - LibraryThing

Read aloud to the boys in the car. A dated, naive, and utterly entertaining tale of a boy who runs away from home to live by himself in the woods. Read full review

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

The sequels aren't as good, in my opinion. I agree with others that this is a true timeless classic. I love this new cover (mostly a turquoise sky, silhouette of boy and hawk). 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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