Cricket Readers Recommend

My Side of the Mountain

by Jean Craighead George

My Side of the Mountain is a fabulous book of survival. Thinking that his family doesn't appreciate him, young Sam Gribbly goes of into the Catskill Mountains to try living on his own. He catches fish, make a house, and tames a falcon, which he names Frightful. His family believes he will only be gone a day, but he proves them wrong. Then rumors start wafting through the town about a wild boy in the mountains. Will he be able to survive and still keep his secret safe?

Average: 4.4 (18 votes)
submitted by Anna M., age 11
(July 30, 2008 - 12:27 pm)

 I don't know what to think of My Side of the Mountain. I read a segment of it with my class (Halloween) and I checked out the book. However, I had no time to read it because of school work. I take GT (Gifted and Talented) courses, along with most of my school friends. It's really hard sometimes. I'm in fifth grade doing sixth grade work, and sixth graders get more time to do the work because in sixth grade, you get home earlier. Anyway, back to My Side of the Mountain. I think the Halloween segment was "OK" but I would have to read the rest of the book to rate it; thus, there are no crickets filled in on mine. GO READERS!!! 

submitted by Sarah W., age 10, Baltimore, MD
(December 31, 2010 - 12:45 pm)

Oooooh, this book is good. If you liked this, also check out Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George.

submitted by Rosie L., age 12, Philippines
(January 12, 2013 - 2:30 am)