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Book
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Publisher, Date:
New York : Dutton, c1988
Description:
xii, 177 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Summary:
A young boy relates his adventures during the year he spends living alone in the Catskill Mountains including his struggle for survival, his dependence on nature, his animal friends, and his ultimate realization that he needs human companionship.
Subjects:
Notes:
214201 12.95
LCCN:
87027556 /AC
ISBN:
0525443924 (lib. bdg.)
0525443959 (pbk.)
Other Number:
16871840
System Availability:
1
Current Holds:
0
# Local items:
1
Control Number:
76973
Call Number:
J Geo
Course Reserves:
0
# Local items in:
1
# System items in:
1
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Author Notes
Jean Craighead George was born on July 2, 1919 in Washington, D.C. She received degrees in English and science from Pennsylvania State University. She began her career as a reporter for the International News Service. In the 1940s she was a member of the White House press corps for The Washington Post. <p> During her lifetime, she wrote over 100 novels including My Side of the Mountain, which was a 1960 Newbery Honor Book, On the Far Side of the Mountain, Julie of the Wolves, which won the Newbery Medal, Julie, and Julie's Wolf Pack. She also wrote two guides to cooking with wild foods and an autobiography entitled Journey Inward. In 1991, she became the first winner of the School Library Media Section of the New York Library Association's Knickerbocker Award for Juvenile Literature. She died on May 15, 2012 at the age of 92. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)
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Awards
1960 - Newbery Honor Book
- ALA Notable Book
Characters
Sam Gribley (Boy), Independent, Brave, Ran away from his apartment home in New York
Genre
Fiction
Juvenile
Classic
Adventure
Topics
Mountain life
Man and nature
Wilderness survival
Loneliness
Hardship
Self-discovery
Setting
Upstate New York - Mid-Atlantic States (U.S.)
Catskills - Mid-Atlantic States (U.S.)
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Gr. 3-7. Sam must provide his own food, shelter, and clothing for a year when he runs away to his grandfather's undeveloped land.
Summary
A young boy relates his adventures during the year he spends living alone in the Catskill Mountains including his struggle for survival, his dependence on nature, his animal friends, and his ultimate realization that he needs human companionship.
Table of Contents
Author's Prefacep. xi
I Hole Up in a Snowstormp. 3
I Get Started on This Venturep. 9
I Find Gribley's Farmp. 20
I Find Many Useful Plantsp. 25
The Old, Old Treep. 28
I Meet One of My Own Kind and Have a Terrible Time Getting Awayp. 35
The King's Providerp. 41
What I Did About the First Man Who Was After Mep. 46
I Learn to Season My Foodp. 50
How a Door Came to Mep. 54
Frightful Learns Her ABC'sp. 58
I Find a Real Live Manp. 68
The Autumn Provides Food and Lonelinessp. 85
We All Learn About Halloweenp. 93
I Find Out What to Do with Huntersp. 101
Trouble Beginsp. 107
I Pile Up Wood and Go on with Winterp. 112
I Learn About Birds and Peoplep. 116
I Have a Good Look at Winter and Find Spring in the Snowp. 131
The Spring in the Winter and the Beginning of My Story's Endp. 148
I Cooperate with the Endingp. 161
The City Comes to Mep. 172
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