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My Side of the Mountain Audiobook

My Side of the Mountain

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Publisher's Summary

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 woods - all by himself. With only a penknife, a ball of cord, 40 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.

©1999 Jean Craighead George; (P)2007 Penguin Group USA

What the Critics Say

"An extraordinary book...it will be read year after year." (The Horn Book)

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    Patrick Marks 08-11-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Wonderful"

    It was filled with the same wonder and joy that I remember reading it as a young boy thank you very much

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    JoanSurber 07-15-16
    JoanSurber 07-15-16 Member Since 2011
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    "My side of the mountain"

    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.

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    Katie 06-06-16
    Katie 06-06-16 Member Since 2015
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    "A wonderful classic!"

    I enjoyed this book when I was young and was surprised to enjoy it just as much now in my thirties. a good book for the family

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    Linda Helm 05-18-16
    Linda Helm 05-18-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Nostalgic"

    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.

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    Katherine 05-18-16
    Katherine 05-18-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Missing a Page!"
    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Lord of butter pig !!!!!!!! 05-16-16 Member Since 2015
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    "amazing"

    amazing book very quick read 15/10 great story and it was jam-packed with great information

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    Jenny Grants Pass, OR USA 05-10-16
    Jenny Grants Pass, OR USA 05-10-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Great road trip book for the kids !"

    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.

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    Jeffrey 03-23-16
    Jeffrey 03-23-16
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    "Perfect for the kid or the kid at heart"

    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.

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    S. Spencer 03-17-16
    S. Spencer 03-17-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Lovely story"

    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.

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    Geoffrey N Ellinwood 03-09-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Eustace Conway Recommended This Book To Me..."

    Yes, the guy from mountain men! Great story, good narrator... It made me want to move out into the woods!

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