Tag Archives: Running Away

Throwback Thursday: My Side of the Mountain

my side of the mountainFor this Throwback Thursday the recommended read is: My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George.

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.

First published in 1959, this classic tale of survival and adventure was a Newbery honor book in 1960. The sequel to this book, On the Far Side of the Mountain was published many years later in 1990. This classic is perfect for reader’s who enjoy survival stories like Hatchet by Gary Paulsen.

You can find My Side of the Mountain  in the Juvenile Fiction section at J GEORGE.

~PS, aw

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Book Review: A Stitch in Time

a stitch in time.jpgToday I recommend: A Stitch in Time by Daphne Kalmar.

Donut’s father is tragically killed in an automobile accident and now her Aunt wants to take her from the small Vermont town where she grew up and bring her to Boston.  Donut refuses to go with her Aunt and runs away to an abandoned hunting cabin where she and her friend Tiny plan on how to keep her home.

You can find this book in the Juvenile Fiction section at J KALMAR.

~Phyllis