My Side of the Mountain

My Side of the Mountain

By Jean Craighead George

Puffin Books, Paperback, 9780141312422, 192pp.

Publication Date: May 2001

"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.

About the Author
Jean Craighead George wrote over one hundred books for children and young adults. Her novel Julie of the Wolves won the Newbery Medal in 1973, and she received a 1960 Newbery Honor for My Side of the Mountain. She continued to write acclaimed picture books that celebrate the natural world. Her other books with Wendell Minor include The Wolves Are Back; Luck; Everglades; Arctic Son; Morning, Noon, and Night; and Galapagos George.