My Side of the Mountain (Puffin Modern Classics) (Paperback)

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This outdoors adventure book about a kid who escapes his tame city/suburb life to live alone over winter on a wild mountain taught me so much: that it was ok to be alone for a while; that you can learn by failing then trying again; that you can tame through consistency; that you can learn things your parents don't know; that you are part of the natural world.

— Word Up Volunteer - Jeri


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.

About the Author

Jean Craighead George (1919–2012) was the author of more than 100 beloved books for young people, including the Newbery Medal–winning Julie of the Wolves and the Newbery Honor–winning My Side of the Mountain. She was a lifetime naturalist and was beloved by generations of nature-loving children. Two of her children, Craig and Twig, helped complete her last novel.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780142401118
ISBN-10: 0142401110
Publisher: Puffin Books
Publication Date: April 12th, 2004
Pages: 192
Language: English
Series: Puffin Modern Classics