New York: Puffin Books, 2001. Jean Craighead George (illustrations). Reprint. Trade Paperback. New. Black and white illustrations. 13 x 20 cm. 177 pp. Item #13830
Sam Gribley is terribly unhappy living in New York City with his family, so he runs away to the Catskill Mountains to live in the woods—all by himself. With only a penknife, a ball of cord, forty dollars, and some flint and steel, he intends to survive on his own. Sam learns about courage, danger, and independence during his year in the wilderness, a year that changes his life forever.