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  • Published: New York : Dutton, 1959.
  • Year Published: 1959
  • Description: 178 p. illus. 21 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

Reading Level

  • Lexile: 810

ISBN/Standard Number

  • 0142401110 (pbk.)
  • 0525463461 :
  • 0141312424 :
  • 0590981811



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My side of the mountain

by George, Jean Craighead, 1919-2012.

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Where To Find It

Call number: Y Fiction / George, Jean, R Newbery Honor 1960

Available Copies: Downtown Youth

Community Reviews

Better than the movie

Don't bother to see the movie, the book is far better. It's a great coming-of-age story that will appeal to boys and girls alike.

Loved this 35 years ago

This was one of my favorites growing up. I'm excited to introduce it to my own kids.

Loved it

Seriously. Read it now. You won't regret it

Great Read!

This book is similar to Gary Paulsen's writing, but unlike Gary Paulsen's books I loved this story of survival and independence.

Great Book and Great Series

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.


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Go, Sam, Go!

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!

Love this book

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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