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My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George
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Mar 15, 11

Read from March 05 to 12, 2011

I love that this book celebrates living in the natural world and surviving in nature. The kids were fascinated by the ways that Sam uses what is available to him to live in the woods. I was (at first) distracted by the fact that he is a young boy and has run away from home (telling them that he was going to these woods) and no one comes to find him for months. As a mom I kept thinking .. wouldn't his mother be worrying about him and want to come find him right away? But as the story went on .. I actually forgot all about that. I liked what the author said about that too .. we all dream about running away and Sam actually succeeded. And that it is better to run to the woods than to run to the city. All in all, we all loved this book.
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