When Sam Gribley ran away from New York, his goal was just to live his own life in the quiet Catskill Mountains. Gradually he learned how to live not only off nature but with nature. Now Sam's sister Alice has joined him at the mountain farm, and is living in a tree house nearby.
Their idyllic life is completely turned around, however, when a conservation officers confiscates Frightful, Sam's hunting falcon. He says that only licensed falconers are allowed to own endangered raptors such as Frightful. Then Alice suddenly disappears, leaving a series of cryptic messages in her wake. As Sam follows Alice across the Catskill Mountains it becomes more and more obvious that both Frightful and Alice could be in danger.
Ever since I read “My Side of the Mountain,” Sam's independent and self-reliant lifestyle made me wish for a sequel. “On the Far Side of the Mountain” is an excellent continuation of the series, featuring the same wonderful writing style, plucky characters and nature scenes. I feel that “One the Far Side of the Mountain” is a book that nature lovers will enjoy.
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