My Side of the Mountain

My Side of the Mountain❰Reading❯ ➶ My Side of the Mountain Author Jean Craighead George – 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 Mounta Every kid thinks of the PDF/EPUB À 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 My Side Kindle - 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 Side of the Kindle Ö start whittling fishhooks and befriending raccoons Jean 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 seuel 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. A recent recommendation of this book reminded me that I read this book many moons ago I even wrote a book report on it back in Middle School I remember drawing a picture of the main character in an outdoor setting for the cover of the report What is funny is remembering writing book reports back then and they felt like a big deal But the books were usually under 200 pages and the reports not uite as long as some of the reviews I now write on Goodreads every few days But they were such a big deal and we usually had a whole semester to read one book and write one report Ah how things have changed for meWhat I think is great about this book is it is one of the classic YA books that I would still recommend to young readers today While it is set in an atmosphere that predates what today’s youth are familiar with I still think they will enjoy it and learn something about what us old timers used to read when we were kids yup I guess I am getting to be an old timerI know that there is some concern about the message of kids running away from home But I think that with some guidance and discussion I think a kid will understand it is a story and that they should not head out into the woods alone and start trying to live off the land when they are only twelve or soSo when my kids get to be an age where they are asked to do book reports if they haven’t already read this one it will come recommended from me And I swear I no longer have my old report so no cheating off of me People this book was written in the late 50s and things were a bit different back then Trying to place it in the now does not work Yes there are many unbelievable parts but it is a children's fiction book not a survival guide This charming story brings me back to my youth and reading other George books Escaping the hustle and bustle of everyday life is something many of us imagine for a time I know I did judging from journals from when I was young Thinking it is bad or stupid because of its implausibilities means you have lost your imagination and probably have no idea what some kids think about perhaps it should not be forced on kids to read in school but classics that won awards are always fair game If you don't like them write a new story that will get awards And if you can't then don't complain The Newbery et al selection committee is awesome and well ualified and does an awesome job finding the top books out of hundreds or thousands published a yearSorry for the rant This book is lovely and accessible to many Keep when it was written in context and you should enjoy the day to day life of surviving on a mountain on the other side of the hatchetisland of the blue dolphins spectrum is this book it's not about the necessity of living in the wilderness but of a baby walden choosing to live in the woods with the pompous philosophy stripped away it's exciting to learn about the ways people can compensate for the privations this kind of living imposes but knowing he can say go to the library any time he wants to kind of undermines any tension this book could have it's a fun read and has several useful facts and things to remember like proper ventilation when you are living in a tree trunk and i can see how little boys would totally dig it but what's with that ending?? i just say no to thatcome to my blog Hey Folks This one's for kids You were expecting Muir? I saw the movie as a kid in school but I never read this book I remember liking this story of the movie Reading this as an adult is a bit of a weird experience I know Jean wanted to make it possible for Sam to be able to live in the woods for a year but let's face it what parent or parents are going to let their kid run away and not try and find them It's 4 months before the father comes looking to make sure he at least wouldn't freeze to death and have food The mother doesn't do anything call the police freak out nothing It is not really a very natural experience I can see the story from a kids perspective as exciting and great but the parents should have hunted him down way soon to know that he even could live off the land without starving Another thing for a 12 or 13 year old boy he really knows how to cook on a professional level He is using advanced techniues and he knows all the wild edibles which I could see he learns that How did he learn all these plants in NYC? Simply from a book?During the preface we learn this is Jean's wish fulfillment story from her childhood of actually running away It's too bad she couldn't have made the character a girl back in the 50s but I think she was afraid girls wouldn't want to read that or boys eitherI could set all these thought down and I really was engrossed in this little story of surviving in the woods on your wits It was lovely and I loved frightful and Baron It was a charming story but how she got there and some other pieces of the story didn't work I can still really enjoy this There are amazing tips for surviving in the wilderness and I hope I remember them You can eat cattails if you cook them and if you catch a tiny fish you can use the intestines to catch bigger fish Those are my big lessons that stand outI'm glad I have now read the book and I want to read the other 2 books in the series I think the best thing a survivalism book can do is help to redefine your connection to the natural world and your reliance on the human Unfortunately even reading this book as a child I found it to be too fantastical to be entirely enjoyable Though George trades in Paulsen's vomit for pleasant fancy this book at once made me want to go out and live such a free life and convinced me that such a thing would be impossibleI read many such books as a child and also experienced in television and film the way that life was supposed to surprise you with a sudden adventure So I took long walks I wandered the woods alone I called for spirits in the river I searched the earth for baby falcons to raise But I never found that magical friend that spirit that strange and mystical adventure Hell I never even found anyone interesting to talk toThe sad thing is that I still search still look and hope and every time two lifelong friends meet by chance at a brook I feel betrayed The fantasy of art has even in its most minute dimensions been betrayed by sallow mundanitySo it seems again I fall to the doom of loving and hating books Loving the world they represent but hate failing to find it Everything was white clean shining and beautiful The sky was blue blue blue The hemlock grove was laced with snow the meadow was smooth and white and the gorge was sparkling with ice It was so beautiful and peaceful that I laughed out loud I guess I laughed because my first snowstorm was over and it had not been so terrible after all My Side of the Mountain written by Jean Craighead George in 1959 is a survivalist story about a boy who runs away from home to live in the Catskill Mountains and he not only survives but thrives in the wilderness The story begins with Sam Gribley already in the mountains preparing his humble tree abode for the first snowstorm He discusses in detail some of the challenges he's faced so far and his fear of the storm and not knowing what will happen after Then gradually he talks about his life in New York his family and how he came to the CatskillsIt's not hard to see why this book won so many literary awards and has been a staple on reading lists for children ever since it was published The writing is clear and descriptive the adventures are fun and fascinating Sam is a likable character who adapts easily to the wilderness and various supporting characters are hilarious They add much needed comedic relief to Sam's narrationThis book was and still is a very special book to me It introduced me to the beauty of the natural world and made me appreciate nature and wildlife I had only seen the Catskills in pictures at that point but Jean Craighead George’s sweeping descriptions breathed life into those mountains The sky and trees and streams and even the grass came to life right before my eyes and everything about the wilderness was just so beautiful so full of color and lifeReview at i really enjoyed this book this young boy goes out on his own and uses his skill to survive what i really liked is the fact that he WANTED to where as most books he would have been lost or forgotten and if you liked thisyou should read hatchet I read this book several times in elementary school I lived and died on the advice of the school's librarian and she had convinced me to read every Newberry award winner in the library I felt like I was reading something important every time I did Who doesn't want to run away sometime in their life? That's not the aspect of the book that most drew me but what a great a way to start the story I doubt I had many survival skills under my belt when I read the book but heaven knows I wished I did I was fascinated with the detailed accounts of traps and living in a tree becoming a falconer and eating wild plants Plus he does it all on his own no adults allowed 4th 6th grade Wanda’s Summer Carnival of Children’s LiteratureThis was one on my favourite novels as a youngster and it was a pleasure to revisit it It is a completely unrealistic fantasy about a young boy who runs away to the ancestral land in the Catskills mountains and who proceeds to learn how to live off the land for a whole yearFirst let’s point out the obviously unreasonable plot points—a young boy runs away from a large New York family and no one comes after him Not until Christmas several months into the adventure does his father show up to see what he’s doing Adults along the way help him to get there and keep his secret instead of turning him in No matter how successful his venture they should have been intent on returning him to his family and getting him back in school Sam is very much a Gary Stu character He is able to train a falcon by reading about it in a book seems to be surrounded by careless hunters who helpfully “lose” deer that they have shot and has of a taste for cat tail roots and flower bulbs than most young men of my acuaintanceDespite all of those fantasy elements or maybe because of them I really got into this book as a kid I loved the idea of living in a tree of having a falcon as a companion learning to live with friendly racoons and weasels I was a farm child so I could at least experience the local wildlife weasels ground suirrels hares somewhat like Sam and that was enough for me This book really spoke to my early love of nature I don’t think I ever thought of it as a “how to” guide I recognized the fantasy aspect And I think that most children do recognize the fantastic elements of things whether adults give them credit for it or not

My Side of the Mountain Epub Ð My Side  Kindle - of
  • Paperback
  • 192 pages
  • My Side of the Mountain
  • Jean Craighead George
  • English
  • 05 October 2014
  • 9780141312422