"Should appeal to all rugged individualists who dream of escape to the forest."—The New York Times Book Review
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, forty 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.
“An extraordinary book . . . It will be read year after year.”
—The Horn Book
Best book ever
A city boy running away from home with humor, action with outdoor cooking skills, survival skills, hunting skills it’s just great.
P.S. the first book is the best
This book was one of the most influential books to me as a young person. It was very influential in my love for the outdoors and being self reliant.
My side of a mountain
I like this book because it shows how independent and adventurous a person can be when they stop saying and start doing.