Terribly unhappy in his family's crowded New York City apartment, Sam Gribley runs away to the solitude-and danger-of the mountains, where he finds a side of himself he never knew.
Jean Craighead George
(1919–2012) was the author of more than 100 beloved books for young people, including the Newbery Medal–winning Julie of the Wolves
and the Newbery Honor–winning My Side of the Mountain
. She was a lifetime naturalist and was beloved by generations of nature-loving children. Two of her children, Craig and Twig, helped complete her last novel.