- Written by: Jean Craighead George
- Narrated by: Christian Rummel
- Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
- Audible Ratings: 4.30 (294 ratings)
Sam Gribley is terribly unhappy living in New York City with his family, so he runs away to the Catskill Mountains to live in the woods – all by himself. With only a penknife, a ball of cord, 40 dollars, and some flint and steel, he intends to survive on his own. Sam learns about courage, danger, and independence during his year in the wilderness, a year that changes his life forever.
©1999 Jean Craighead George; (P)2007 Penguin Group USA