Author: Jean Craighead George
Publishing Company: Puffin Books
Have you ever thought about running away from home to live in the wild? Well, if not, I highly recommend you to read this fabulous book. 13 year old Sam Gribley lives in New York with his parents and 9 siblings. With his parents too busy to take care if him much, Sam runs away from home and tries to make a new life in the outskirts of The Catskills Mountain, Delhi.
With only a penknife, a ball of string, a $40 bill and some flint and steel, Sam Gribley finds shelter in the wild nature of animals all around. Well, if you often go camping, you know how it feels to be in a tent. But Sam lives somewhere else – in a tree. The huge trees are an ideal home for him. Slowly, he discovers the true secrets of nature. With everyone searching for him, he just relaxes in his beautiful tree home.
Food, clothing, everyday needs……Sam needs all of these. Utilizing the natures’s resources, he finds/makes all of these. First a grass bed, a clay stove and then some acorn pancakes! Befriending famous bandit Jessie Coon James and college teacher Bando, and even a tamed Peregrine Falcon. Sam feels at home in his tree- and in the amazing world of nature.
This book has given me an idea of how nature is and what to do in order to survive in the wild. Secondly, it has taught me a lot of cool strategies and instructions on how to make a fishing hook, a candle and how to use flint and steel. Lastly, this book has taught me to think out of the box in order to accomplish a task, just like how Sam Gribley thought of good ideas on how to survive in nature.
This book is a very awarding and entertaining which teaches lots of knowledge of nature.