Every Kid Thinks About Running Away At One Point Or Another Few Get Farther Than The End Of The Block Young Sam Gribley Gets To The End Of The Block And Keeps Going All The Way To The Catskill Mountains Of Upstate New York There He Sets Up House In A Huge Hollowed Out Tree, With A Falcon And A Weasel For Companions And His Wits As His Tool For Survival In A Spellbinding, Touching, Funny Account, Sam Learns To Live Off The Land, And Grows Up A Little In The Process Blizzards, Hunters, Loneliness, And Fear All Battle To Drive Sam Back To City Life But His Desire For Freedom, Independence, And Adventure Is Stronger No Reader Will Be Immune To The Compulsion To Go Right Out And Start Whittling Fishhooks And Befriending RaccoonsJean Craighead George, Author Of Than Children S Books, Including The Newbery Medal Winning Julie Of The Wolves, Created Another Prizewinner With My Side Of The Mountain A Newbery Honor Book, An ALA Notable Book, And A Hans Christian Andersen Award Honor Book Astonishingly, She Wrote Its Sequel, On The Far Side Of The Mountain, Years Later, And A Decade After That Penned The Final Book In The Trilogy, Frightful S Mountain, Told From The Falcon S Point Of View George Has No Doubt Shaped Generations Of Young Readers With Her Outdoor Adventures Of The Mind And Spirit Ages To Emilie Coulter
Jean Craighead George wrote over eighty popular books for young adults, including the Newbery Medal winning Julie of the Wolves and the Newbery Honor book My Side of the Mountain Most of her books deal with topics related to the environment and the natural world While she mostly wrote children s fiction, she also wrote at least two guides to cooking with wild foods, and an autobiography, Journey Inward.The mother of three children, Twig C George, Craig, and T Luke George Jean George was a grandmother who joyfully read to her grandchildren since the time they were born Over the years Jean George kept one hundred and seventy three pets, not including dogs and cats, in her home in Chappaqua, New York Most of these wild animals depart in autumn when the sun changes their behaviour and they feel the urge to migrate or go off alone While they are with us, however, they become characters in my books, articles, and stories.
- 192 pages
- My Side of the Mountain
- Jean Craighead George
- 09 September 2017 Jean Craighead George