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Remembering "My Side of the Mountain" Book

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by Huntindog1, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. Huntindog1

    Huntindog1 Minister of Fire

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    Anyone read this book as a kid.

    Great Story even if it is a kids book.

    Sadly the author Jean Craighead George passed away this past summer 2012.

    Written in 1959 it was a Newbery Medal Honors Book.

    There was a movie also made in the 1960's so its pretty dated. Like to see a remake.



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  2. Wooderson

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    loved as a child. My Side of the Mountain, Call of the Wild, etc...

    Pretty sure it was a hit with the crew here.
  3. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    I can't read.
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    Yeah, I remember liking that book a lot.
    At least you can write (or type.) Otherwise, addiction to internet forums would present a lot of problems. ==c
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  5. Huntindog1

    Huntindog1 Minister of Fire

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    Jags how did you know this was a trick post to see how many people would fess up.
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  6. Huntindog1

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    I would suggest even old timers to read it as its a good story. As I remember back years ago when I read it .

    I cant see as good as I once could but I can still read. Too many hours frying eyeballs looking at heat radiation.
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    Hmm, let's...mountain, mountain...no...oh wait! There's this:

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    Thats pretty good , I think I've heard that song before.

    Here is the "My Side of he Mountain" song from the movie. Like i said its from back in the 1960's so its a dated movie

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    If you have young kids that love the outdoors here is the trailer for the movie but the movie leaves alot of the story out as usual for movies.

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    I was fascinated by this book when I was a kid. We went trailer/car camping as a kid, and I did a lot of trekking around the woods, but I remember being very influenced to think about subsistence living by this one.
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    Ah... Subsistence living ...... The Kilchers "Alaska The Last Frontier" TV show on Discovery channel......

    Bit of trivia, did you know the singer "Jewel" is a Kilcher. she did the theme song for the show with her Dad, Atz Kilcher. I like her brothers name "Atz Lee" So you have Atz and Atz Lee.

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    Wow, the memories this brings back.

    I think a part of me has always wanted to live off of the land, in a hollowed out tree since reading this as a young boy.

    Cheers!
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    Thanks for reminding me of this classic! I actually thought about it a few months ago but wasn't at a computer at the time to look it up again.

    Does anyone know if there is a kindle version of it? I'm having a hard time finding one
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    No Kindle version yet.

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