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5.0 étoiles sur 5Excellent Sequel to MY SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN21 juillet 2001
Par Curtis J. George - Publié sur Amazon.com
ON THE FAR SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN is the sequel to the Newbery Honor Book, MY SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN. Jean Craighead George waited 30 years before writing this sequel, mostly under the pressure of her beloved readers. The sequel is just as good, if not better, then the original. It continues the story of Sam Gribley's adventure when he ran away to live off of the land in the Catskill Mountains. This is the story of both Sam and his independent younger sister, Alice, who has joined him in her own treehouse nearby. The story is based on his life after his falcon Frightful has been confiscated by a conservation officer and his sister disappears. Sam leaves his home and a searches for his sister with the help of his friend Bando. George's children books are the best that I have read on survival and the outdoors. I have read them several times and have shared them with many of my students. Just reading them makes me want to escape on a camping trip to the mountains.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5Wonderful Book12 juillet 1998
Par Un client - Publié sur Amazon.com
I tend to like books where a teenager goes into the wilderness and has to survive on their own, so I got this book. I loved it! It was adventurous, daring, and full of drama. I recommend it to anyone who loves adventurous books!
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5.0 étoiles sur 5A Have To Read!29 février 2000
Par Josh - Publié sur Amazon.com
On The Far Side Of The Mountain, is sequel to My Side Of The Mountain. It is about a boy who runs away into the wilderness to live on his own. I liked this book because it is very adventourous and surprising. You never know what will happen next! If you have read Hatchet or My side of the Mountain you will love this book! You will also like it if you like action!
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3.0 étoiles sur 5Either this is a step down, or I've gotten too old...3 novembre 2004
Par Matt Hetling - Publié sur Amazon.com
The continuing adventures of Sam Gribley, who left his life in the civilized world to go live on a homestead on a mountain when he was just a young teenager. The first book dealt with Sam overcoming the harshest of conditions in his new life and coming to terms with his family, who initially want him back. With that conflict settled, this book centers around two interlocked crises; first, Sam's peregrine falcon companion is taken by a thief posing as a conservation officer; second, Sam's younger sister Alice disappears (she has been living with him for a while now), and he decides to track her down.
The Good and the Bad:
I may have just gotten to this book too late to derive the childhood joy that it is meant to impart. The characters all seemed wooden, the plot contrived and predictable, and the action unrealistic. The original book was one of my favorites as a young boy, and I imagine that I just missed the boat on this one. I did enjoy some of the ingenious survival skills Sam employed, and also liked that I can now recognize a few of the plant names that Sam mentions. And it is also a little thrilling to me to recognize that the tale takes place in the Catskill mountains, not far from my own childhood home. From outside the book, I can praise its politics, which are indicated by a bevy of strong female characters and a pure environmentalist ethic put into practical living.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5Mountian of a book22 novembre 2005
Par vtown - Publié sur Amazon.com
On the Far Side of the Mountain is the second book in the series. It is about Sam Gribley and his adventures on the Catskill Mountains. In this book his family moves off the mountain because they could not farm the land. Sam's sister Alice convinces their parents to let her stay on the mountain with Sam. Sam dose not want her there but his dad says that she will probably be begging to leave in an hour. Alice is well adapted to living on the mountains and loves it there so she dose not tire of it. When Alice lives there thought she wants things that Sam has to build and make for her. Alice is doing well on the mountain and is almost living on her own. When some events happen Sam must leave the protection of his mountain home and explore new lands in order to save a life. What I liked about this book is that it is filled with action and adventure. I also liked his sister she was a great character in the book. What I didn't like about the book is that some on the decision that Sam makes I do not agree with. I know I said I liked Alice in this book but the spent the whole book talking about her and it was too much.
People that would like this book are people that enjoy the outdoors and nature. People that also like to go out in the woods and spent the night or have ever wondered what it would be like of a mountain.