My side of the mountain

Author George, Jean Craighead,
Language English
Publisher
Waterville Me.: Thorndike Press, 2005




Annotation:

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 :

  • Outdoor life
  • Fiction
  • Reading comprehension
  • Literature
  • Fiction.
  • Self-reliance
  • Survival
  • Mountain life
  • Wilderness survival
  • Adventure and adventurers
  • Juvenile fiction
  • Nature study
  • Newbery Medal
  • New York (State)
  • Study and teaching
  • Catskill Mountains (N.Y.)
  • Juvenile fiction.

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Author Illustrator(s) :

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Best Books :

  • Children's Catalog, Eighteenth Edition, 2001 , H.W. Wilson
  • Middle And Junior High School Library Catalog, Eighth Edition, 2000 , H.W. Wilson
  • Notable Children's Books, 1959 , ALSC American Library Association
  • Recommended Literature: Kindergarten through Grade Twelve, 2002 , California Department of Education

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Awards, Honors & Prizes :

  • George G. Stone Center for Children's Books Recognition of Merit Award , Winner , 1969, United States
  • John Newbery Medal , Honor Book , 1960, United States
  • Newbery Honor Book , 1960

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State & Provincial Reading List :

  • Wisconsin Battle of the Books; 2013-2014 Wisconsin
  • Texas Reading Club; 2003-2003 Texas
  • Texas Reading Club; 2005-2005 Texas

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Curriculum Tools :

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Reading Measurement Programs:


0525443924, 0525443959
Dutton (New York:) 1988.

Accelerated Reader
Interest Level Middle Grade
Book Level 5.2
Accelerated Reader Points 6


999999
Harcourt Brace & Co. (Orlando [Fla.]:) 2002.

Accelerated Reader
Interest Level Middle Grade
Book Level 5.2
Accelerated Reader Points 6


0140348107, 9780140348101
Penguin/Puffin (New York N.Y.:) 1991.

Reading Counts-Scholastic
Interest Level 3-5
Reading Level 7
Accelerated Reader Points 8


9780141312422
Puffin Books (New York N.Y. U.S.A.:) 2001.

Accelerated Reader
Interest Level Middle Grade
Book Level 5.2
Accelerated Reader Points 6

Reading Counts-Scholastic
Interest Level 3-5
Reading Level 7
Accelerated Reader Points 8


9780440847731, 0590981811
Trumpet Club (New York:) 1988.

Lexile, MetaMetrics, Inc.

Lexile Measure 810
Accelerated Reader Points

Reading Counts-Scholastic
Interest Level 3-5
Reading Level 7
Accelerated Reader Points 8

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Reviews :

Bruce Adelson, J.D. (Children's Literature)
Young Sam Gribley lives a comfortable life in New York City. But tired of urban living, he, with his parents' knowledge, runs away to the Catskills Mountains, determined to live on the site of his great-grandparents' old homestead. Leaving the city with few possessions, he sets off on the adventure of a lifetime. His initial nights on the mountain prove difficult as he struggles to stay warm and find food. Eventually, Sam adjusts, learns much about himself and becomes a true backwoodsman, eating off the land, making deerskin clothes, hollowing out the base of a large tree to live in and becoming part of the wilderness environment. He steals a baby peregrine falcon from its nest and adopts the bird he names Frightful. They become inseparable as Frightful helps his new 'parent' hunt for food. This is a richly detailed book, filled with tales about living off the land. Nonetheless, it requires much suspension of disbelief concerning Sam's impressive, albeit somewhat implausible, ability to survive alone in the wilderness and his parents' willingness to let him do so. Still, this award-winning book has much to appeal to young readers searching for literary adventures. 1991 (orig. 1959), Puffin Books/Penguin Books, $15.99 and $5.99. Ages 10 to 14.
(PUBLISHER: Penguin/Puffin (New York N.Y.:), PUBLISHED: 1991 c1959.)

Recorded Books (Recorded Books, LLC.)
Determined to leave behind the noise and pollution of his New York City home, teenaged Sam Gribley heads for some forgotten family land in the Catskill Mountains. Equipped with a penknife, a ball of cord, an ax, some flint and steel, and $40, Sam is determined to live off the land. Writing his story on bits of bark, Sam shares his adventures in the wilderness: how he captured and trained a female peregrine falcon, details of the hollowed-out tree that becomes his home, and the various woodland secrets he learned for surviving on his own. A Newbery Honor Book and an ALA Notable Book, My Side of the Mountain has been made into a major motion picture. While she was writing this distinguished book, Ms. George camped and foraged in the Helderberg Mountains. Her own experiences, along with the survival training she received from her naturalist father, are part of what make this book a delight for readers of all ages. n.d., n/a, SteadyReader Cassette; 79628, $30.75. Ages 10 to 14.
(PUBLISHER: Recorded Books (Prince Frederick MD.:), PUBLISHED: 1996.)

Recorded Books (Recorded Books, LLC.)
Determined to leave behind the noise and pollution of his New York City home, teenaged Sam Gribley heads for some forgotten family land in the Catskill Mountains. Equipped with a penknife, a ball of cord, an ax, some flint and steel, and $40, Sam is determined to live off the land. Writing his story on bits of bark, Sam shares his adventures in the wilderness: how he captured and trained a female peregrine falcon, details of the hollowed-out tree that becomes his home, and the various woodland secrets he learned for surviving on his own. A Newbery Honor Book and an ALA Notable Book, My Side of the Mountain has been made into a major motion picture. While she was writing this distinguished book, Ms. George camped and foraged in the Helderberg Mountains. Her own experiences, along with the survival training she received from her naturalist father, are part of what make this book a delight for readers of all ages. n.d., Recorded Books, Unabridged CD - Library Edition; C1457, $46.75. Ages 10 to 14.
(PUBLISHER: Recorded Books (Prince Frederick Md.:), PUBLISHED: p1994.)

Bruce Adelson, J.D. (Children's Literature)
Young Sam Gribley lives a comfortable life in New York City. But tired of urban living, he, with his parents' knowledge, runs away to the Catskills Mountains, determined to live on the site of his great-grandparents' old homestead. Leaving the city with few possessions, he sets off on the adventure of a lifetime. His initial nights on the mountain prove difficult as he struggles to stay warm and find food. Eventually, Sam adjusts, learns much about himself and becomes a true backwoodsman, eating off the land, making deerskin clothes, hollowing out the base of a large tree to live in and becoming part of the wilderness environment. He steals a baby peregrine falcon from its nest and adopts the bird he names Frightful. They become inseparable as Frightful helps his new 'parent' hunt for food. This is a richly detailed book, filled with tales about living off the land. Nonetheless, it requires much suspension of disbelief concerning Sam's impressive, albeit somewhat implausible, ability to survive alone in the wilderness and his parents' willingness to let him do so. Still, this award-winning book has much to appeal to young readers searching for literary adventures. 1991 (orig. 1959), Puffin Books/Penguin Books, $15.99 and $5.99. Ages 10 to 14.
(PUBLISHER: Dutton (New York:), PUBLISHED: c1988(Dutton (New York:), PUBLISHED: c1988))

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Publication Details:

  Publisher ISBN Notes
Waterville Me.: Thorndike Press, 2005

Media Type: Language Material
211 p. (large print):
PZ7.G2933 ([Fic])
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PZ7.G2933 ([Fic])
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Originally published New York: Dutton 1959.
Orlando [Fla.]: Harcourt Brace & Co., 2002

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Orlando [Fla.]: Harcourt Brace & Co., 2002

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Originally published New York: Dutton 1959.
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Unabridged.
Recorded Books Inc., 1994

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Unabridged; narrated by Jeff Woodman.
Prince Frederick Md.: Recorded Books, 1994

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"With tracks every 3 minutes for easy bookmarking."-Container.
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(DO NOT USE THIS RECORD. USE 59-7799 for all c1959 printings from Dutton/Penguin/Puffin.)
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New York: Puffin Books, 1991

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xii 177 p.:
PZ7.G2933
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Newbery Honor book.
New York: Trumpet Club, 1991

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([Fic])
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([Fic])
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178 p.
PZ7.G2933 My
Newbery Honor book.
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178 p.:
PZ7.G2933
New York: Scholastic, 1959

Media Type: Language Material
208 p.:
PZ7.G2933
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"TK 1294."
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208 p.:
([Fic])
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n/a SteadyReader CD; C7082 $46.75.,

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9781428159563
1428159568
Littleton Mass.: Sundance,

Media Type: Language Material
9 identical books (177 p.: ill. ; 21 cm.) +
(KIT 428.4)
9001245565836
9781245565837
1245565834
9991245565830
Paperback published by Dutton 1988.

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