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Frightful's Mountain [Paperback]

By Jean Craighead George (Author)
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The third book of a series that began with My Side of the Mountain is told from Frightful's viewpoint, as she must now survive on her own where human encroachment, winter, and famine threaten her efforts to return to her first home. Reprint.

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Can frightful survive alone?
Sam Gribley has been told that it is illegal to harbor an endangered bird, so when his beloved falcon, Frightful, comes home, he has to let her go. But Frightful doesn't know how to live alone in the wild. She can't feed herself, mate, brood chicks, or migrate. Frightful struggles to survive and learns to enjoy her new freedom. But she feels a bond with Sam that can never be broken, and more than anything else, she wants to return to him.
The sequel to "My Side of the Mountain" and "On the Far Side of the Mountain" from Newbery Medal-winning author Jean Craighead George.

"Fans of My Side of the Mountain will be glad to revisit Sam Gribley in this sequel." --"The Horn Book"

""Frightful's Mountain" is a novel that will change the way you look at the world." --"The New York Times Book Review"

"Frightful's story is filled with excitement and adventure." --"School Library Journal"

Citations And Professional Reviews
Frightful's Mountain by Jean Craighead George has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -

  • Ingram Children's Advance - 05/01/2001 page 63
  • Publishers Weekly - 05/07/2001 page 249

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Puffin
Pages   258
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.7" Width: 5.1" Height: 0.7"
Weight:   0.5 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   May 21, 2001
Publisher   Puffin
Age  9-12
ISBN  0141312351  
ISBN13  9780141312354  
UPC  051488005995  

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More About Jean Craighead George

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Jean Craighead George was the preeminent nature writer for children. She is the author of My Side of the Mountain and Julie of the Wolves, and her work spanned 50 years. She died in May 2012 at age 93.

Jean Craighead George lived in Chappaqua, in the state of New York. Jean Craighead George was born in 1919 and died in 2012.

Jean Craighead George has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Julie Series
  2. Picture Puffin Books
  3. Puffin Modern Classics
  4. Scholastic Classics

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1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 9-12 > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > Animals > Birds > Fiction
3Books > Subjects > Children > Literature > Action & Adventure
4Books > Subjects > Children > Science, Nature & How It Works > Nature > Environment > Fiction
5Books > Subjects > Children > Science, Nature & How It Works > Nature > Fiction
6Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 9-12

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My Review  Nov 27, 2006
Frightful's Mountain by Jean Craighead George is a thriller that continues My Side of the Mountain and On the Far Side of the Mountain. This book is about Frightful, a domestic pergerine falcon in the wilderness. She learns to have young, eat right, and her instinct comes back to her.

This book is exciting because Frightful gets captured, she escapes, got injured, had young on a bridge, and meets a handsome male falcon. I would recommend this book to adults. I encourage adults to read the book, and animal lovers, too.
Good... but not as good as the first  Sep 12, 2006
I really liked this book, but I have to say, it is not as good as the first book. This book is about Frightful becoming a mother, and pretty much most of her life. I liked this book alot, even though I didn't like it as much as the first one.
Only worth reading to complete the series...  Sep 11, 2006
This is a bad, bad book. I read 'My Side of the Mountain' numerous times as a child and throughout the years and never knew there were sequels which I happily raced off to request from my local library. The first book, published in 1959 and we as readers needed to assume that the story takes place at the time of the writing. Yet here in the third book, chronologically only two years after 'My Side', people now have push button phones, automated phone answering systems and cell phones. These anachronisms as well as the horribly stilted dialog (nearly insultingly simple in places and more reminiscent of Grammar School writing class than a world class novelist) ruin this book. I don't know what lead Ms. George to leap the story into the future but, at least in my opinion, it was a poorly thought out choice. 'On the Far Side of the Mountain' was a good if hard to believe sequel to 'My Side of the Mountain' this doesn't even come close to the quality or engaging read of the previous two. As my title says, this is only worth reading to complete the series. On it's own it's a poorly written, completely unbelievable story. I was terribly disappointed.
Survivor of the Wild  Nov 23, 2005
Frightful is now alone and away from Sam. She has been with Sam for years hunting and living with him. Without his help, she has to survive. After trying numerous times to migrate south, Frightful is left with no choice but to stay. Food is scarce and Frightful is having problems until Jon Wood takes her in. She was fried by a connection made between two wires by her. In the spring, she is let go to the wild again, this time it is mating season. She must find a mate or she might not survive. Will Frightful mate? Will she ever migrate south like the other Peregrines? Find out as you join Frightful in her journey to survive in the wild.
I liked many aspects of this book. I liked that the Author made you keep reading and kept you interested in the story throughout the novel. I also like that Frightful didn't die after being fried by the electric current. If she would have died the story would have ended to abruptly. I would not have liked this. I disliked some things in this book like the fact that Frightful didn't migrate south the first time in this book. It would have made the book more interesting and long.
I would recommend this book to anyone who likes adventure and suspenseful books. I recommend you read the first two books in this series before this book. Those books lead up to this book.
Frightful's babies, a kids review  Oct 12, 2005
It was about falcon poachers and frightfuls babies. When frightful was having her second nest she laid 3 eggs, but on the fifth week poachers dressed as wild life people took two of the babies. And then they found them again at the lodge in the poachers bag. When they found them the other baby that had not been stolen was already grown and when this book finished the baby that was already grown went back to Sam's mountain and looked for a mate. It was really interesting because I got to learn something about birds. I think kids 8 and up should read this book to know something about birds.

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