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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.
This was a gift for one of my grandsons and he really enjoyed reading it.Published 25 days ago by Amazon Customer
Growing up in Maine, every child read this book in school. And now that my children are at the age here they should read it, we used it as one of the family books that I read to... Read morePublished 29 days ago by Denise M
I love true stories! More books should be written about life experiences. This book made you feel as though you feel as though you were in the woods, too.Published 1 month ago by Carolyn Gayton
Nneded in our book store to add to our Maine only section.Published 1 month ago by Patricia Lea Cote
I enjoyed this book. While I was young I would go to my grandmother's house that was surrounded by Mountains ( It was in Maine.) I loved looking at them in the early mornings. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Rusty
What an inspiring story! I can see why the schools in Maine play this year in and year out as a lesson to their students in perserverance. I couldn't put it down!Published 2 months ago by TAJ
A great story about an amazing young man who survived quite an ordeal!! Inspirational!! A good read for any one. We have bought more to give to others. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Julia Hursh