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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.

ยฉ2017 Jean Craighead George (P)2017 Listening Library

Critic Reviews

"Should appeal to all rugged individualists who dream of escape to the forest." (The New York Times Book Review)
"An extraordinary book.... It will be read year after year." (The Horn Book)

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