Wonderful book for children! I read it to my 6-yr old (all 3 books in the series) and he absolutely loved it! We have learned how to make a compass, how to make a fire, all about peregrine falcons and much more!
I liked this one a bit more than the first book in the series. I still didn't care much for the survival skills information, but I thought the adventure aspect of the story was more enjoyable than what was in My Side of the Mountain. Overall, it's not one of my favorites, but I don't regret the time taken to read it.
Two years after Sam Gribley first ran away to live off the land, he is still on his own with falcon, Frightful. His independent younger sister, Alice, lives in a treehouse of her own nearby. But suddenly, Sam's peaceful life is shattered. Frightful is confiscated by a conservation officer, and Alice disappears. To find them. Sam must leave his moutain refuge and track Alice across the Catskills as only he can do. The trail to the far side of the mountain may lead Sam to the two beings that matter most to him-or it may lead him into grave danger.
Sequel to My Side of the Mountain