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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.
I love reading true stories...reading this was no different...it was an easy read and kept you wanting to continue to read to find out the ending...only downfall was... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Vicki Morgan
I read this through in one sitting. Considering the age of the author I was very impressed with his recounting of the events, his description of his emotional reactions, the... Read morePublished 3 days ago by valerie nowlan
I couldn't put this book down. The author went into such great detail. It was as if I was right there with the lost boy. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Janet S Andrews
Donn's experience was interesting, especially for the young adult level. His experiences and how he handled them make for good reading.Published 10 days ago by George
A great book to read with my 11-year-old. Hard to believe it is based on a true story. Great story of human survival.Published 12 days ago by Amazon Customer
This is an excellent account from a youth's point of view! This book should be in schools to read as a class.Published 13 days ago by Lesa Williamson
This tale is dated, but the story is interesting and the appeal for some readers remains quite solid. A person has to wonder how the boy survived at all.Published 1 month ago by Harry F. Drabik
great book.easy reading.we can only imagine wat it would be like to loose your child in the bush.it proves a little life skills tought to our children at a young age could maybe... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jody fisher
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 3 months ago by TheProfessorAndMaryAnn