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Her knack for naturalist writing that crackles with life will have readers of all ages chomping at the bit for the third novel in her trilogy, Frightful's Mountain.
At first, Sam on the far side of the mountain the man is a criminal, and nicknames him "Bando" a shortened version of "bandit". But the man is a professor of English literatureand is merely lost. He is surprised to find Sam, and gives Sam the nickname " Thoreau ".
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Bando spends 10 days with Sam, building a raft to take them downstream to catch fish. He gives Sam 5 pounds of sugar and teaches him to make jam.
He also shows Sam how to make a whistle out of a willow branch. Bando also tries to make clay pots. Bando departs, and they agree that On the far side of the mountain will come back at Christmas to visit with Sam. Sam remembers how, as winter came closer, he realized he needed to make a clay fireplace to keep his home warm.
Sam steals two more dead deer from local hunters to make winter clothes, begins rapidly storing as many fruits and nuts as he can trying desperately to get to them before the squirrels doand builds his fireplace. Sam insulates his treehouse home too well, however: Frightful becomes sick with CO poisoningwhich warns Sam.
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Sam puts ventilation holes in the walls of his treehouse to admit more fresh air. He tries to go into town to visit the library again, but is forced to climb a tree and stay there all day to avoid being discovered by hunters. He obtains two more deer; their carcasses freeze in the winter cold, so he does not need to smoke them.
Sam feels lonely and visits the town again, where he gets a haircut and meets another teenage boy Tom Sidler. On Christmas Eve, Bando finally arrives back at the mountain, showing Sam many newspaper on the far side of the mountain about the "wild boy" living in the forest. On Christmas Day, Sam gets a surprise: Sam's father has come to visit.
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Sam is overjoyed to see his father again, and the three have a Christmas dinner of venison together. Sam's father is greatly relieved to find that Sam is doing just fine.
The novel ceases to be a flashback in Chapter 18, and becomes a straightforward narrative. Sam learns many things about how animals behave in winter, even during terrible storms.
After the blizzard ends, Sam must still forage for food. He is happy that a great horned owl has taken up residence on the farm, for it means that no people or building developments are nearby. Sam learns how Frightful and The Baron manage to survive during winter, helps the local deer find nourishment by cutting down tree branches for them to eat, and overcomes his own vitamin deficiency on the far side of the mountain eating the right foods.
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After spring arrives, Matt Spell, a teenager who wants to become a reporter for the local newspaper, arrives at Sam's treehouse home. Matt wants to write about Sam's presence on the Gribley farm. At first, Sam lies to Matt and says the "wild boy" is someone who lives in a nearby cave.
But Matt doesn't believe him. Any reader at a middle school level or higher should be able to read this book. I was very pleased with this story and how it was written.