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Book identification?

   Discussion: Book identification?
nate... · 15 years, 10 months ago
A vague recollection of a book just popped into my head as I was waking from sleep this morning... and I wanted to see if anyone here could help me identify it. I recall the person in said book finding a rather nicely hollowed out tree and living inside it... being kind of a hermit... but then going in to town at some point... or something. heh. Told you it was vague. Thoughts?
Geoff Back · 15 years, 10 months ago
My Side of the Mountain?
sheryls Back · 15 years, 10 months ago

that's exactly it. he trained the falcon. remember?

even better than MSOTM was Hatchet.

i love survival stories!

beth-pseudocanuck! Back · 15 years, 10 months ago
i wasn't huge on hatchet because there was no dialogue...but i *was* in.......4th grade? also, because it was a boy. boys are icky. and he ate raw eggs. *barf*

;-)
sheryls Back · 15 years, 10 months ago
i so say Castaway was based on hatchet. just taken to another level.
goovie is married! Back · 15 years, 10 months ago
dude, what about the scene where he throws up all those berries?

loved that book, tho. even with the barfing scenes.
meh Back · 15 years, 10 months ago
See, I loved Hatchet too, but I thought MSOTM was better 'cause of the falcon.

Dagnabit, I have a copy of Hatchet but don't know where it is, and I don't think I have a copy of MSOTM. And I wanna read one of 'em now. *pouts*
sheryls Back · 15 years, 10 months ago

see, i liked hatchet better because he did not have the option to come out of the woods.

ya know? he wasn't there by choice, so him surviving was much more fascinating to me.

meh Back · 15 years, 10 months ago
*nods* I can see that side of it.
But I always wanted to chuck everything and go live out in the wilderness by myself, so MSOTM appealed to me because of that. Vicariousness (which is probably not a word, and if it is I'm probably spelling it wrong) and all that.
sheryls Back · 15 years, 10 months ago

did you like the boxcar children too?

while they may have been a little too goody-goody for me, they were another survival story.

meh Back · 15 years, 10 months ago
You know, I'm pretty sure my Grandma gave me a copy of a Boxcar Children book, but I don't think I've ever gotten around to reading it.
No clue if it's still hanging around or if it got caught in one of the (very very rare) book purges that descended on the house.
Rimbo Back · 15 years, 10 months ago
Oh, man.  I totally loved the boxcar children.  End of story.
Wintress Back · 15 years, 10 months ago

Oh yeah!!  The Boxcar Children were the BEST!  Especially the one with the secret pancake recipe...

I loved the series until I realized all the books were exactly the same.

sheryls Back · 15 years, 10 months ago

by the time i figured that out, i had already outgrown them.

it was about the same time i read all those babysitter's club books :D

*all* of them. including the super-thick specials.

who else cried when Mimi died??

Rimbo Back · 15 years, 10 months ago
. . . *Sheepishly raises hand*
sheryls Back · 15 years, 10 months ago

dude.

boys read those books?? :D

Rimbo Back · 15 years, 10 months ago
Hey!  I'm no boy!  I'm a MAN, lady.  I'm comfortable in my own sexuality to admit that I've read the babysitter's club books.  . . . And they were my sister's.  I was bored.
sheryls Back · 15 years, 10 months ago
uh-huh. :D
Rimbo Back · 15 years, 10 months ago
DANGIT, WOMAN!  : )
iPauley Back · 15 years, 10 months ago
Um.... when I was younger, I read my sister's "Baby Sitters' Little Sister" books... which may or may not mean anything...

-- Pauley
goovie is married! Back · 15 years, 10 months ago
*cough* i just reread claudia and the sad goodbye about a month ago and i *still* cried. i also cried when louie died. but dude. my fhdc name right now is "charlotte johanssen," so i shouldn't even need to reply to this. :)
Shelly Back · 15 years, 10 months ago

crap!  now i am trying to REMEMBER the falcon's name!!!!!  we read that in 6th grade!!!! {which was....like.....um...1979, so...yah....i have reason to have forgotten the falcon's name, dagnabbit!!!}

it was a good book.  never read 'hatchet', so i can't identify or add anything to -that- argument.

but i read 'alive', like we all prolly had to in school.  then, just, like LAST year we rented the movie.  and...yeah.    go survival!!!  cereally, i'd last, like NOT LONG in a situation like -amy- of those.

unless, of course, the professor made a radio and gilligan brought me drinks in coconuts and pineapples -all- the time.  LOL!!!

meh Back · 15 years, 10 months ago
Frightful.

I cheated, I had to look it up.

Which only reinforces the fact that I must get a copy of the book for myself, since I don't think I've had a chance to read it since Jr. High.
sheryls Back · 15 years, 10 months ago
dude, did you ever see the movie? frightful get's freaking shot.
meh Back · 15 years, 10 months ago
*whimperhide*
dirty life & times · 15 years, 10 months ago
there was this really surreal children's book i once read, illustrated (i'm fairly certain) by maurice sendak & possibly written by him, in which a boy who thinks he can fly (but this fact is not integral to the plot? like a garcia marquez device?) goes on all sorts of surreal, allegorical adventures.

at one point he encounters a town full of large bad people who try to make him cut a cake made of stone.
at another point, he frees a giant who was chained in a cave by villagers, & makes life worse for all concerned.
at the end, he finds his ideal girl & calls her pomegranate, although that isn't her name.

i cannot remember even a hint of a title. & yes, i am sure this wasn't a dream. but i'd really really like to find that book again.
Rimbo Back · 15 years, 10 months ago

Er . . . "The boy who could fly, even though it isn't intregal to the plot?"

I've never read it or anything, but if I wrote it . . . I mean, come on.  That's catchy.  And concise.

dirty life & times Back · 15 years, 10 months ago
so catchy that i'd probably remember that one.
Desiree THE Turkey · 15 years, 10 months ago
It's really funny that these books came up because I just read them a couple weeks ago when I was really bored! I found this box full of my old books and read Hatchet, and On the Far Side Of The Mountain which is the sequal to MSOTM, where the main character goes on a search for his sister Alice...I was pretty disppointed tho cuz I couldn't find the 1st one...
And yes...I may have cried when Mimi died...and when Stacy moved away, and maybe a couple of other times too. How pathetic...
By the way I prefer Hatchet.

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