Frightful's Mountain

Frightful's Mountain

by Jean Craighead George


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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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780141312354
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 05/21/2001
Series: My Side of the Mountain Trilogy Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 17,865
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.73(d)
Lexile: 640L (what's this?)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Jean Craighead George (1919–2012) was the author of more than 100 beloved books for young people, including the Newbery Award–winning Julie of the Wolves , the Newbery Honor–winning My Side of the MountainOn the Far Side of the Mountain, and Frightful's Mountain .  She was a lifetime naturalist and a household name. Her website can be found at

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Frightful, the peregrine falcon, could not see. A falconer's hood covered her head and eyes She remained quiet and calm, like all daytime birds in the dark. She could hear, however. She listened to the wind whistling through pine needles. This wind-music conjured up images of a strange woods and unknown flowers. The sound was foreign. It was not the soft song of wind humming through the hemlock needles of home.

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