Item description for Frightful's Mountain by Jean Craighead George...
Overview 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.
Publishers Description 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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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.7" Width: 5.1" Height: 0.7" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date May 21, 2001
ISBN 0141312351 ISBN13 9780141312354 UPC 051488005995
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More About Jean Craighead George
"I write for children. Children are still in love with the wonders of nature, and I am too. So I tell them stories about a boy and a falcon, a girl and an elegant wolf pack, about owls, weasels, foxes, prairie dogs, the alpine tundra, the tropical rain forest. And when the telling is done, I hope they will want to protect all the beautiful creatures and places."
Jean Craighead George was born in a family of naturalists. Her father, mother, brothers, aunts and uncles were students of nature. On weekends they camped in the woods near their Washington, D.C. home, climbed trees to study owls, gathered edible plants and made fish hooks from twigs. Her first pet was a turkey vulture. In third grade she began writing and hasn't stopped yet. She has written over 100 books.
Her book, Julie of the Wolves won the prestigious Newbery Medal, the American Library Association's award for the most distinguished contribution to literature for children, l973. My Side of the Mountain, the story of a boy and a falcon surviving on a mountain together, was a 1960 Newbery Honor Book. She has also received 20 other awards.
She attended Penn State University graduating with a degree in Science and Literature. In the 1940s she was a reporter for The Washington Post and a member of the White House Press Corps. After her children were born she returned to her love of nature and brought owls, robins, mink, sea gulls, tarantulas - 173 wild animals into their home and backyard. These became characters in her books and, although always free to go, they would stay with the family until the sun changed their behavior and they migrated or went off to seek partners of their own kind.
When her children, Twig, Craig and Luke, were old enough to carry their own backpacks, they all went to the animals. They climbed mountains, canoed rivers, hiked deserts. Her children learned about nature and Jean came home and to write books. Craig and Luke are now environmental scientists and Twig writes children's books, too.
One summer Jean learned that the wolves were friendly, lived in a well-run society and communicated with each other in wolf talk -- sound, sight, posture, scent and coloration. Excited to learn more, she took Luke and went to the Naval Arctic Research Laboratory in Barrow, Alaska, where scientists were studying this remarkable animal. She even talked to the wolves in their own language. With that Julie of the Wolves was born. A little girl walking on the vast lonesome tundra outside Barrow, and a magnificent alpha male wolf, leader of a pack in Denali National Park were the inspiration for the characters in the book. Years later, after many requests from her readers, she wrote the sequels, Julie and Julie's Wolf Pack.
She is still traveling and coming home to write. In the last decade she has added two beautiful new dimensions to her words beautiful full-color picture book art by Wendell Minor and others and - music. Jean is collaborating with award-winning composer, Chris Kubie to bring the sounds of nature to her words.
Jean Craighead George lived in Chappaqua, in the state of New York. Jean Craighead George was born in 1919 and died in 2012.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Frightful's Mountain?
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.