Pocket Guide to the Outdoors: Based on My Side of the Mountain
Pocket Guide to the Outdoors: Based on My Side of the Mountain
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Annotation: Learn how to start a fire, build a shelter, catch a fish, identify useful plants, and much more. Hands-on activities are perfect for backyard campers or an afternoon stroll through the park.
Catalog Number: #37872
Format: Perma-Bound Edition
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Publisher: Dutton
Copyright Date: 2009
Edition Date: 2009
Pages: 138 pages
Availability: Available (Limited Quantities Available / While Supplies Last)
ISBN: Publisher: 0-525-42163-7 Perma-Bound: 0-605-25983-6
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-0-525-42163-4 Perma-Bound: 978-0-605-25983-6
Dewey: 796.5
LCCN: 2009281678
Dimensions: 21 cm.
Language: English
Reviews:
Horn Book
With Twig C. George, John C. George, and T. Luke George. Based on George's classic novel My Side of the Mountain, this nonfiction paperback guide includes sections on camping, animal tracks, edible plants, and birdsongs. Sketches and quotes from the novel are sprinkled throughout, but the bulk of the guide consists of clear, simple information that forms a thorough introduction to life in the outdoors. Perfect for intrepid explorers, from backyard to backwoods. Bib., ind.
School Library Journal
Gr 58 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
Bibliography Index/Note: Includes bibliographical references (page 135) and index.
Word Count: 20,829
Reading Level: 5.7
Interest Level: 5-9
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 5.7 / points: 3.0 / quiz: 133420 / grade: Middle Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:5.6 / points:7.0 / quiz:Q48083
Lexile: 860L
Guided Reading Level: L

Generations of readers have escaped into the woods with My Side of the Mountain, the story of a city boy named Sam who learns to live in the wild. Now, Newbery winner Jean Craighead George offers an easy-to-follow guide for fans who want to live the adventure?just like Sam. Learn how to start a fire, build a shelter, catch a fish, identify useful plants, and much more. Hands-on activities are perfect for backyard campers or an afternoon stroll through the park. Illustrated with black-and-white drawings and packed with activities, naturalist trivia, and practical wilderness tips, this entertaining and informative handbook is your guide to outdoor fun.


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