|Alert: This product may be shipped with or without the inclusion of the new jacket image. Please note that regardless of the cover, the books are identical.|
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.
Donn's experience was interesting, especially for the young adult level. His experiences and how he handled them make for good reading.Published 4 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 6 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 8 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
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 3 months 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 3 months ago by Cheri Berman