I am an older person that can relate to the feelings of this young man wanting to connect to his past all the while believing solely in himself to make it on his own. This is a great book for young teenagers on up to the older generation that want to relive their adventures as a youth.
I read this book many times growing up, I wanted to be just like Sam. Listening to this book brought back many memories and made me stop and think about where I am in life now. I highly recommend this to anyone with wanderlust, great for preteens.
This recording of the story is missing page 148 in the paperback edition from 2004. This was discovered as I was listening/reading this novel with my students in class. Very disappointed that it would be missing a page. I'm not even sure how that could happen.
while traveling by car without to listen to book with the children. this book with captivating. the kids couldn't wait for us to turn the book on when getting in the car.
I first read this book when I was young. I would dream that I could do this, start fires with flint and steel, live off the land, eat turtle soup. As I read this, I am right next to Sam.
I read this to my son and have listened to the book several times.
As I sit at my desk, Sam takes me along with him, thanks.
Diamond and Ruby
This is a short novel intended for children, but I'm sure that children, young adults and not-so-young adults will all enjoy the experience. It sort of makes you want to run away and live in a tree, or at least acquire a falcon to be your best friend.