©1999 Jean Craighead George; (P)2007 Penguin Group USA
"An extraordinary book...it will be read year after year." (The Horn Book)
No, different. We enjoyed the story being told. We are reading the book as part of a study in a reading group. I am glad we have both versions.
Hatchet, because of the situation and main character. A week in the woods for similar reasons. The tidbits of useful information and the steady flow of logic are good examples for children.
The book centers around one character, so it would have to be him.
"Alone against the elements, a child survives in the wilderness."
Excited to get into the book study, so much there to dissect and research.
I read this book as a child and it instilled a desire in my heart to learn as much about nature and living off the land as I possibly could. This story impacted my life in such a positive way and it's effects have influenced many of my choices as well. I am now sharing this story with my grand children and I am happy that they love it just as much as I did back when I was a kid. Thanks for making it an audio book. The narrator did a wonderful job of keeping his intonations from being monotone as some of them do. No problem keeping the kids interested in continuous listening. In fact, they are completely enthralled and want to listen to it over and over again.
Of course my favorite is Sam Gribley but his Peregrine Falcon is a close second. Sam is a very mature and intelligent young man who faces his fears and overcomes his challenges. He is the kind of person that anyone could look up to and admire. I'm glad he was my childhood hero and I hope that he will also be my Grand daughters hero too.
This is the first time I have listened to a story that he has narrated. I thought his voice is very calm and easy to listen to. He brings life to Sam and makes it easy to feel the characters emotions and to visualize the surroundings and the things that are happening in the story.
I listened to this story with my Grand daughter and I felt just like I did as a child when I read the book myself. I love the end of the story when his family comes and he gets so excited to see them all again. That part brings out a lot of emotion in me because you just know it's time for him to go home and your not sure you want him to give up his tree home.
This book is one of those that if a child reads it they will find so many things to learn but they will enjoy the story so much they won't even realize they are getting a lesson in nature until years later when they recall all the things they know about Falcons and Algae and living in the woods.
I remember reading this book in gradeschool and remember how much I enjoyed it. I decided to download and listen to this book as an adult. I remembered so much about the story, and was surprised at the few things I had forgotten. It is definitely geared for a child, but worth listening to at any age.
This book is currently unavailable in audiobooks. Although, one of my favorites! This book encouraged me to know, that nothing that is impossible.
How the young man 'stood-up' for himself, with the passionate desire to live/survive on his own.
No I haven't, though, I will. This author evolves the reader from the first page.
Hoping, other books by Christian Rummel are available at Audible and "My Side of the Mountain" to be available soon.
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