Based on the true account of a boy's harrowing journey through the vast wilderness of the Katahdin Mountains, Lost on a Mountain in Maine is a gripping survival story for all ages.
Twelve-year-old Donn Fendler steps away from his Boy Scout troop for only a minute, but in the foggy mountains of Maine, a minute is all it takes. After hours of trying to find his way back, a nervous and tired Donn falls down an embankment, making it impossible for him to be found. One sleepless night goes by, followed by a second . . . and before Donn knows it, almost two weeks have passed, leaving him starving, scared, and delirious.
With rainstorms, black bears, and his fear of being lost forever, Donn's journey is a physically, mentally, and emotionally charged story told from the point of view of the boy who lived it.
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Truth is so often better than fiction and this account is no exception! Following the path he took, there is no way he should have lived. Two or three steps a different direction or a few moments more or less in any place and he would have perished. Truly inspirational.
Lost on a mountain in Maine
This book is so good that I have read it two times and my wife said stop hogging the book because she wanted to read it really really badly so I finally let her but it was hard to let go of the book and I can relate to Donn Fendler a lot like I like to hike a lot just like he did and he and I both grew up in Maine so yeah. I would have to rate this book at a a five star because I like it so much.