My Side of the Mountain Review
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What did Sam do to keep the falcon quiet?
he stroked his stomach
Why did the Baron Weasel keep coming around Sam?
He didn't have a mate or family.
What is a "feather word" and what does it mean?
Frightful puffing up her feathers. It means that she was content and happy.
What did Sam use for soap?
Bark of a slippery elm tree
What did Sam find that was the answer to his fireplace problem?
a large, flat stone
How did Sam get from New York City to the Catskills
Why did Frightful become sick?
She was suffering from lack of oxygen.
What did Sam make out of the third deer hide?
What did the kids in town call Sam?
What very important thing did Sam almost forget before winter?
to pile up wood for the winter
Main character of the book he is independent and runs away from home to live in the Catskill Mountains he is smart and resourceful
Sam's Father who does not believe that his son will run away but comes to terms with it later on and supports Sam's decision. He and his father have a close relationship
Librarian in town. Soft-spoken and kind who cares about Sam's well-being. She helps him learn the skills he needs to survive in the wilderness and even gives him a haircut when it has gotten too long
The man Sam stayed with for one night when he first arrived in the mountains. Bill taught Sam the essential skill of fire building
Sams pet falcon.she provides for Sam by catching food
An animal that Befriend Sam and is always getting into something, making like interesting for Sam
A man that meets Sam in the woods. Sam thinks he is an outlaw but later learned that he is an English teacher. They become fast friends and he is one of the few people that Sam trusts enough to bring home to his carved out tree
Jessie coon James
The pet animal that is always causing trouble for Sam. originally Sam thinks that this pet is a boy but after giving birth to a small litter he finds out that this Pet is a girl
Mrs Thomas Fielder
An old lady who make Sam help her pick strawberries and then later nearly reveals his home to the local paper. Luckily no one believes her
An aspiring news author who find Sam in the woods. After hearing Sam beg not to be outed Matt and Sam become close friends
What kind of tree does Sam live in
Why does Sam run away
His city home of New York is crowded and he wants to find the Gribley farm in the mountains. he wants to be independent and live alone
What are some examples of how Sam knew that winter was coming
The weasels coat changes the raccoons get fatter and squirrels start storing food
How did Sam make sure that the clay Chimney inside his tree doesn't fall apart
He mixes grass with clay to make it stronger
How did Sam solve the problem of the chimney taking all the oxygen from inside the tree
He makes holes In the knotholes of the tree to let in more in air
What deal does Sam make with Matt Spell
He agrees to meet with Matt Spell again in the spring if he does not write in the newspaper about Sam's location
Why does Sam's family move to the mountain
Mom wants Sam to have a real home and she knows Sam really dislikes the city and she also loves the land as much as Sam
What challenges from nature does Sam face
Ice storms, deep snow, vitamin deficiency.
What does he do to cope with these problems of nature
He stores up food and fuel to help him survive the storm and he makes snowshoes to get through deep snow and he even eats rabbit liver to get vitamin C
What are some of the survival skills of Sam
He planned ahead, he asked for help from people, he brought essential tools and he learned by observing the environment
Why didn't Sam's father stop him from leaving home
Because he understood that Sam wanted to explore and he trusted his son to do the right thing, but he also believed that Sam would not be gone very long.
What food staple does he have plenty of
Where does Sam store most of his winter supplies and food
In a second tree
What town is located in the valley beside Bitter mountain
How long does Sam spend alone on the mountain
Who is the reporter who find Sam
Which family member visit Sam at Christmas
During Sam's second visit in town what does Miss Turner give him
What type of meat does Sam not eat
When Sam's family comes to the mountain how does he react
He is overjoyed
What sort of tree bark does Sam favor for flavoring
How old is Sam Gribley
What is Bandos nickname for Sam
What month did he leave for the Catskills
Why did Sam family leave their property in the mountains
His great grandfather left to become a sailor
Who showed Sam how to make a fire
An old man named Bill
Who gives Sam the maps to his family property
Miss Turner the librarian
How did Sam keep track of the time
He carved a notch in Aspen tree for each day
Who is Sam with when he first bought the falcon
The old woman who makes him pick strawberries
What kind of party does Sam throw for the animals
A Halloween party
What did Sam almost have not enough of
He almost forgot to stockpile enough wood for the winter
When does Bando return
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