My Side of the Mountain
Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (12/4/2017)
Paperback, Large Print (3/1/2005)
Hardcover, Japanese (3/1/2009)
Hardcover, Chinese (10/8/2002)
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
Puffin Books, 9780141312422, 208pp.
Publication Date: May 21, 2001
About the Author
Jean Craighead George (1919–2012) was the author of more than 100 beloved books for young people, including the Newbery Award–winning Julie of the Wolves , the Newbery Honor–winning My Side of the Mountain, On the Far Side of the Mountain, and Frightful's Mountain . She was a lifetime naturalist and a household name. Her website can be found at www.jeancraigheadgeorge.com.