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My Side of the Mountain Series
Author: Jean Craighead George
Illustrator: Daniel San Souci
Number of Books in Series: 5
Age Group: 5 - 12 years

Reading Level: AR Levels 3.4-5.2
GLE 3.1-6.7
DRA 24-50
Lexile® measure 630L-810L

Teenage boy Sam Gribley runs away from his home in New York City and learns to live in the wilderness with his pet falcon Frightful.

My Side of the Mountain Book List:

This series should be read in the correct order listed here.

Book 1: My Side of the Mountain
Ages 9-12. 1959.
AR: 5.2 (6.0 Points, Quiz #64);  GLE: 6.7
F&P/GRL: U;  DRA: 50
Lexile measure: 810L

Book 2: On the Far Side of the Mountain
Ages 9-12. 1990.
AR: 4.5 (6.0 Points, Quiz #630);  GLE: 5.8
F&P/GRL: V;  DRA: 50
Lexile measure: 760L

Book 3: Frightful's Mountain
Ages 9-12. September 1, 1999.
AR: 4.7 (8.0 Points, Quiz #2114);  GLE: 5.1
F&P/GRL: U;  DRA: 50
Lexile measure: 710L

Book 4: Frightful's Daughter
Ages 5-9. September 16, 2002.
AR: 3.4 (0.5 Point, Quiz #63615);  GLE: 3.1
F&P/GRL: M;  DRA: 24
Lexile measure: 630L

Book 5: Frightful's Daughter Meets the Baron Weasel
Ages 5-9. October 4, 2007.
AR: 4.3 (0.5 Point, Quiz #118475)

Book Sets: Sets of Up to 5 Books

List of Awards:

1960 Newbery Honor Book
American Library Association Notable Book
Hans Christian Andersen Award Honor Book

Film/Television/Theatrical Adaptations:

1969 Live-Action Movie: My Side of the Mountain

Other Websites for Additional Information:

Author Website for Jean Craighead George


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