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Sam Gribley

Sam Gribley is the main character of the novel “My Side of the Mountain” by Jean Craighead George. A native of New York City, Sam Gribley is twelve years old, and is dissatisfied with life in the city. He has eight siblings, his father works at sea, and his mother is a homemaker. Sam longs to get away from the crowded apartment where he lives, and the crowded city streets. He decides he will go and live on Bitter Mountain, in the Catskill Mountains of upstate New York, near the town of Delhi, where his family still owns their ancestral land. Sam spends much time at the New York Public Library preparing for his experience. He reads about survival and makes careful mental notes about living off the land. He hitchhikes his way upstate, coming to the town of Delhi, where Miss Turner at the library there...

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