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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

Paperback, 288 pages
Published on May 21, 2001 by Puffin Books
ISBN-10: 0141312351
ISBN-13: 9780141312354
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  • jdoodles35
    jdoodles35Friday, March 15, 2019 at 4:40 am55 stars
    I love JCG! Frightful is a falcon that was raised and trained by Sam Gribley, a boy who escaped New York City to live in the Catskill mountains. This part of the series is about how his falcon flew away, mated, made a nest on a shaking bridge, and migrated. Frightful struggled each day to survive and provide for herself. Will she make it till the end of her days or will the end come early?
    • ravenclaw35
      ravenclaw35Friday, June 1, 2018 at 4:28 am55 stars
      It was my favorite book of Jean's series. I will read it again this summer!
      • Dizzy PandasTuesday, April 3, 2018 at 2:18 pm
        This book is the WORST! I had to read it for a school assignment, and it was pure awful! It was almost impossible to read just ONE chapter. Imagine a bird, that flies. BUT, they describe that bird in every possible way. That is how boring and repelling this book is. I could not finish it due to poor writing.
        • avester11
          avester11Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 7:21 am55 stars
          • greekgods123
            greekgods123Sunday, February 1, 2015 at 5:15 pm55 stars
            Let me tell you a part of it; Frightful met a mate of her own kind, two times, and had 6 chicks and out of those six, three got the DDT, and died. When it was migrating time, Frightful just didnt go. She stayed in her(And Sam's) mountain. Its a pretty good book.