NY: Trumpet, 1988. Michael Garland. 1st Edition Thus. Paperback. 4.25"x6.75" 177pp. 10th printing. Light edge wear. PO address label inside front cover. Slight slant to spine. Not x-library. Collectible - VeryGood. Item #13921
Every kid thinks about running away at one point or another; few get farther than the end of the block. Young Sam Gribley gets to the end of the block and keeps going--all the way to the Catskill Mountains of upstate New York. There he sets up house in a huge hollowed-out tree, with a falcon and a weasel for companions and his wits as his tool for survival. In a spellbinding, touching, funny account, Sam learns to live off the land, and grows up a little in the process. Blizzards, hunters, loneliness, and fear all battle to drive Sam back to city life. But his desire for freedom, independence, and adventure is stronger. No reader will be immune to the compulsion to go right out and start whittling fishhooks and befriending raccoons. (Ages 9 to 12) AR Quiz No. 64 EN Fiction
Accelerated Reader Quiz Information IL: MG - BL: 5.2 - AR Pts: 6.0 Accelerated Reader Quiz Type Information AR Quiz Types: RP, RV, LS, VP
Book Rating Rating: 3.5 Written in the form of a diary.