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All he had was hope.
When twelve-year-old Donn Fendler gets tired of waiting for his father and brothers to join him on the summit of Maine's highest peak, he decides to find his own way back to camp. But Donn doesn't expect a fast-moving fog to obscure his path, knocking him completely off course. He doesn't count on falling down an embankment that hides him from sight. And he never could have imagined taking a wrong turn that leaves him alone to wander aimlessly for nearly two weeks in the empty mountain wilderness.
A true and inspiring story about a boy's harrowing journey through nature's unforgiving terrain.
Since his close encounter with death in the mountains of Maine more than seventy years ago, Donn Fendler has visited countless schools, speaking to eager readers about his journey to civilization. He still receives countless letters from fans inquiring about that time in his life—which he always answers. He carves out months of time to speak to students at many schools about his experiences. Now retired from the U.S. Army, Donn lives half the year in Tennessee, while spending summer and early fall in Maine.
Nice little story. A quick read (one or two hours). Would make a great gift for a middle school kid with an adventurous/outdoorsy side.Published 18 days ago by TheProfessorAndMaryAnn
This is a quick and interesting read, and well worth your time. This poor kid ( now an aging man) really held it together admirably. Definitely worth the money.Published 21 days ago by Susan W.
Excellent book for a reader 5th grade and up or for any scout or avid camper. Given the time and resources available this is truly a remarkable story.Published 1 month ago by Cheri Berman
Classic story for any adventurous boy or girl between grades 3-5. It is a remarkable true story. Timeless.Published 3 months ago by Gregory Hamann
I love this story. It was never written as a study of the human condition, it's the story of a boy, like 70 years ago, lost in the woods of Maine. Read morePublished 4 months ago by LaurieB
A great book for Middle School and upper elementary school children. I will share it with my grandchildren!Published 5 months ago by Eyelid