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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.See all Editorial Reviews
Very interesting story told from the childs journey on the mountain.
Hard to believe he was able to stay alive. Very strong boy!
This was a fast and exciting read. Though probably not written for a very mature (old, me?) audience. Read morePublished 17 days ago by cat lady
I found the story interesting and would be a good story as part of a young reading program. Unfortunately, the book could use a little editing of the repetitive use of cold and... Read morePublished 24 days ago by @GroupOfFour
Love this book, reread it a couple of times a year and so does my hubby !Published 27 days ago by Barbara Maskell
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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month ago by George