- Published: New York : Dutton, 1959.
- Year Published: 1959
- Description: 178 p. illus. 21 cm.
- Language: English
- Format: Book
- Lexile: 810
- 0142401110 (pbk.)
- 0525463461 :
- 0141312424 :
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This was one of my favorites growing up. I'm excited to introduce it to my own kids.
Seriously. Read it now. You won't regret it
This book is similar to Gary Paulsen's writing, but unlike Gary Paulsen's books I loved this story of survival and independence.
This book is the start of a series about a boy named Sam who leaves home and lives in the Catskill Mountains. It's a great adventure book and once I finished it, I read the rest of the series.
This was an okay book?
Sam Gribley isn't your normal kid, and this isn't your normal book. It's half plot, half survival narrative. Thanks to this book, I can spot a mayapple at a hundred paces and I always have an eye out for jack-in-the-pulpits. This book is a happy combination of a good coming-of-age story and the author's love of the wild. I admire Sam's ingenuity and independence and his capacity for making friends, be it Frightful or Bando. It's a great appreciation of nature and a very enjoyable story from start to finish. Go Sam!
This book is a great adventure. The main character learns a lot about himself and about nature. I remember reading this when I was a kid and now I'm reading it to my 6 year old son. He loves it, just as I did.
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