It's the fourth of December, and Sam Gribley is "up on his mountain in his tree home." Sam has moved out of his comfortable home with his parents and is surviving on his own in the forest. He makes a fire with flint and steel and is finding ways to solve problem after problem as they come up. One problem that arises is how to provide food for himself. Then, Providence steps in, and he finds himself with a falcon that can hunt. A fascinating story that reaches into the heart and mind of every child who explores the idea of living on his/her own and surviving in the wilds. This is part of a trilogy.
Ages 9-13 190 pages
sequels: On the Far Side of the Mountain is book two and Frightful's Mountain is Book three