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ISBN: 0140348107

ISBN13: 9780140348101

My Side of the Mountain

(Book #1 in the Mountain Series)

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Terribly unhappy in his family's crowded New York City apartment, Sam Gribley runs away to the solitude-and danger-of the mountains, where he finds a side of himself he never knew.

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Prepared For the Woods

This one (and the sequel, Far Side of the Mountain) is great to pair with Paulsen's "Hatchet." Both tell the story of a teenage "city-boy" learning to fend for himself in the woods, but one is a boy who's done some research and preparation beforehand, and the other finds himself unexpectedly dropped in the wild. Wonderful story of adaptation, Sam learns not only to use and appreciate what he has, but the skill of seeing what he has, first.

A Great Outdoor Adventure!

The book I read was My Side of the Mountain. Jean Craighead George is the author. My Side of the Mountain is about a teenager who is sick of living in the city. He lives in an apartment with his family in New York City but is unhappy there, so he runs away to the Catskill Mountains where his grandfather has some property. He tries to survive against the brutal winter and ice covered trees, hunters during the deer season, and tries not to be seen by hikers and campers. The setting in the book is in the 1960's or 70's and takes place in New York. The main character in the story is named Sam Gribley. Sam is adventurous and does not like to be kept inside. He can make tools out of stuff you can find in the woods. He is also very brave and courageous for going and staying in the woods alone. This book is realistic fiction. The moral of the story is if you want something, do something about it. I highly recommend this book for others because it is great how the author explains everything. Sam makes different tools out of twigs and grass and the author explains every detail. The book is also very adventurous and exciting. If you want a book where you hate to stop reading, then this is a great book!

My book report

I am 10 years old and have just read this book for my monthlybook report. I am a big fan of this book, My Side Of The Mountain. Theauthor of this book is Jean Craighead George. The main characters ofthe book are Sam Gribley, Frightful , and The Baron Weasel. Sam Gribley is a boy 15 years old who ran away from home to live on the Catskill Mountains. He ran away from home because there were11 poeple in his family, 4 brothers, 4 sisters and 2 adults plus Sam. Frightful is Sam's falcon, he took her from her nest when she was a baby and raised her. He also had a friend named The Baron Weasel who he caught in his trap. My favorite chapter in the book is when Sam found Frightful a falcon so that he wouldn't get lonely. My second favorite chapter is When The City Comes To Me. And it is when his family comes to visit Sam. His Mom wants him to live in the barn until he is 16 but he doesn't want to. The chapter that I liked the least was I Cooperate With The Ending. I found this chapter to be sad because I was really interested in the book and I didn't want it to end. When my Aunt was in grade school she recommended this book to my Dad who was also in grade school. My Dad recommened this book to me and gave it to me for Christmas. When my brother is old enough I will recommended this book to him. The reason why I would recommended it to my brother or anyone is because it is a good book, full of adventure and excitement and I really enjoyed it. This book made me feel like I was in the story as one of the characters.

This book combined survival and sheer will power to the max.

Sam Gribley is just an average city kid who knows what he really wants, to live off the land. He is never taken seriously by anyone. When he tells everyone he running away they laugh. He gets to the Catskills and starts anew home. He makes plenty of new friends, including Frightful, his trained falcon.He learns to live off the land.When he is discovered several times he either befriends them or waits for them to leave. I'm sure you'll love this book while you also learn facinating facts. "My Side of the Mountain" is pure genius.

This Book Rocks!

This book was awesome and I have read it over and over again. I think this book was awesome. The most enthralling story of a courageous young man who loves nature and hates his New York buncha-kids-and-two-parents-in-one-apartment lifestyle. He runs away to the woods. And the sequel is awesome too!

My Side of the Mountain Mentions in Our Blog

My Side of the Mountain in Earth Day Indoors?
Earth Day Indoors?
Published by Ashly Moore Sheldon • April 22, 2020

For many of us Earth Day is a holiday that might involve a hike in our favorite state park or a visit to a nearby beach. But in the time of Covid-19, this may not be possible. If you're feeling housebound and looking for a way to experience nature, here are some great earthy reads for all ages.

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