Leaving the city with few possessions, he sets off on the adventure of a lifetime. His initial nights on the mountain prove difficult as he struggles to stay warm and find food. Eventually, Sam adjusts, learns much about himself and becomes a true backwoodsman: eating off the land, making deerskin clothes, hollowing out the base of a large tree to live in, and becoming part of the wilderness environment.
Sam steals a baby peregrine falcon from its nest and adopts the bird he names Frightful. They become inseparable as Frightful helps his new "parent" hunt for food.
This is a richly detailed book, filled with tales about living off the land. It's an award-winning novel, and has much to appeal to young readers searching for literary adventures." - Children's Literature.
For ages 9 to 12.
(From the Middle-School Adventures shelf.)