My Side of the Mountain
- Publish Date: 2001-05-21
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Jean Craighead George
Should appeal to all rugged individualists who dream of escape to the forest.âThe 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 woodsâall 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.
Â âAn extraordinary book . . . It will be read year after year.â
âThe Horn Book