Pocket guide to the outdoors

Jean Craighead George, 1919-

Book - 2009

This guide to the outdoors provides advice and instructions on camping, building shelters, finding water, and cooking outdoors. Some activities may require adult supervision.

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New York, N.Y. : Dutton Children's Books/Penguin 2009.
1st ed
Item Description
"Based on My side of the mountain"--Cover.
Physical Description
138 p. : col. ill. ; 21 cm
Includes bibliographical references (p. 135) and index.
Main Author
Jean Craighead George, 1919- (-)
Other Authors
Twig C. George (-), John C. George, T. Luke (Thomas Luke) George
  • Letter from Sam Gribley
  • Introduction
  • What to take
  • Camping
  • Shelters
  • Fire
  • Water
  • Fishing, roadkill & bugs
  • Outdoor cooking
  • Edible wild plants
  • Poisonous plants
  • Medicine plants
  • Useful knots
  • Animal tracking
  • Birdsongs
  • Falconry
  • Hiking & trailblazing
  • Finding your way
  • Outdoor fun
  • Out door safety
  • Recipes
  • Letter from Jean Craighead George.
Review by School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-8-This survival guide is the book to read before a wilderness adventure. In short, clearly written chapters, it provides practical tips about ways to enjoy nature and includes information about building shelters, starting fires, making a fishing line and cleaning a fish, outdoor cooking, identifying animal tracks and edible and poisonous plants, and the basics of orienteering. Safety is always considered. Drawings and clearly labeled sketches help with identification. A companion to Jean George's My Side of the Mountain (Dutton, 1988), the book includes excerpts from the novel.-Christine Markley, Washington Elementary School, Barto, PA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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