My Side of the Mountain

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Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0141312424
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A young boy relates his adventures during the year he spends living alone in the Catskill Mountains including his struggle for survival, his dependence on nature, his animal friends, and his ultimate realization that he needs human companionship.

Frightful s mountain

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ISBN: 9780439238595
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As she grows through the first years of her life in the Catskill Mountains of New York, a peregrine falcon called Frightful interacts with various humans, including the boy who raised her, a falconer who rescues her, and several unscrupulous poachers, as well as with many animals that are part of the area's ecological balance.

A Guide for Using My Side of the Mountain in the Classroom

Author: Debra Housel
Publisher: Teacher Created Resources
ISBN: 0743930614
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Scholastic Book Guides...Time Saving Tools for Reading Success! Teaching with trade books is effective and manageable with Scholastic Book Guides-each guide has everything teachers need to build important skills for successful instruction in reading. Guides include: Book summary and author information to build background and prior knowledge Vocabulary-builders to help your students learn important word meanings for better comprehension Discussion questions to deepen understanding, and build and check comprehension Reproducible graphic organizers and writing activities to extend the meaning of the text Effective management ideas for whole class, small group, and independent instruction. For use with Grades 6-9.

On the Far Side of the Mountain

Author: Jean Craighead George
Publisher: Turtleback
ISBN: 9780606213660
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Sam's peaceful existence in his wilderness home is disrupted when his sister runs away and his pet falcon is confiscated by a conservation officer.

Rascal

Author: Sterling North
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 110166049X
Format: PDF
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A Newbery Honor Book Celebrating 50 years of a beloved classic! Nothing's surprising in the North household, not even Sterling's new pet raccoon. Rascal is only a baby when Sterling brings him home, but soon the two are best friends, doing everything together--until the spring day when everything suddenly changes. Rascal is a heartwarming boyhood memoir that continues to find its way into the hearts of readers fifty years later. This special anniversary edition includes the book's classic illustrations restored to their original splendor, as well as a letter from the author's daughter, and material from the illustrator's personal collection. "Everyone should knock off work, sit beneath the nearest tree, and enjoy Rascal from cover to cover."—Chicago Tribune From the Trade Paperback edition.

Summer of the Swans The Puffin Modern Classics

Author: Betsy Byars
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101006894
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Sara's life has always flowed smoothly, like the gliding swans on the lake, until her little brother Charlie disappears. Then Sara is forced to see her life in a whole new way.

Homesick

Author: Jean Fritz
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101076781
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The accolades speak for themselves:"Fritz draws the readers into scenes from her youth in the turbulent China of the mid-twenties. One comes to appreciate the generous affection of her nurse/companion Lin Nai-Nai, the isolating distance in her mother's grief over losing a second child, the dynamics of a suffering population venting its hostility on foreigners, and most of all, the loneliness of a child's exile from a homeland she has imagined constantly but never seen....A remarkable blend of truth and storytelling." --Booklist, starred review"An insightful memory's-eye-view of her childhood...Young Jean is a strong character, and many of her reactions to people and events are timeless and universal." --School Library Journal, starred review"Told with an abundance of humor--sometimes wry, sometimes mischievous and irreverent--the story is vibrant with atmosphere, personalities, and a palpable sense of place." --The Horn Book"Every now and then a book comes along that makes me want to send a valentine to its author. Homesick is such a book....Pungent and delicious." --Katherine Paterson, The Washington Post

A Long Way From Chicago

Author: Richard Peck
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101664363
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A Newbery Honor Book A summer they'll never forget. Each summer Joey and his sister, Mary Alice—two city slickers from Chicago—visit Grandma Dowdel's seemingly sleepy Illinois town. Soon enough, they find that it's far from sleepy...and Grandma is far from your typical grandmother. From seeing their first corpse (and he isn't resting easy) to helping Grandma trespass, catch the sheriff in his underwear, and feed the hungry—all in one day—Joey and Mary Alice have nine summers they'll never forget! "A rollicking celebration of an eccentric grandmother and childhood memories." —School Library Journal, starred review "Each tale is a small masterpiece of storytelling." —The Horn Book, starred review "Grandma Dowdel embodies not only the heart of a small town but the spirit of an era gone by...Remarkable and fine." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review A Newbery Honor Book A National Book Award Finalist An ALA Notable Book An ALA Best Book for Young Adults From the Trade Paperback edition.

Homer Price

Author: Robert McCloskey
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101663057
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Welcome to Centerburg! Where you can win a hundred dollars by eating all the doughnuts you want; where houses are built in a day; and where a boy named Homer Price can foil four slick bandits using nothing but his wits and pet skunk. The comic genius of Robert McCloskey and his wry look at small-town America has kept readers in stitches for generations!