From School Library Journal
Grade 5–8—This survival guide is the book to read before a wilderness adventure. In short, clearly written chapters, it provides practical tips about ways to enjoy nature and includes information about building shelters, starting fires, making a fishing line and cleaning a fish, outdoor cooking, identifying animal tracks and edible and poisonous plants, and the basics of orienteering. Safety is always considered. Drawings and clearly labeled sketches help with identification. A companion to Jean George's My Side of the Mountain
(Dutton, 1988), the book includes excerpts from the novel.—Christine Markley, Washington Elementary School, Barto, PA
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
About the Author
The Georges are a family of naturalists. Jean, a lifetime nature lover, is the author of more than one hundred beloved books for young people, including the Newbery AwardÂwinning Julie of the Wolves
and My Side of the Mountain
. She lives in Chappaqua, New York. Her daughter, Twig C. George, a teacher and also an author for children, lives in Maryland.
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.