My Side of the Mountain
By: Jean Craighead George
Every boy needs to try to run away from home, the only difference between Sam and the rest is that he does it. After he makes his way out of the city Sam heads for the country where he lives for over a year. During his times in the woods, he makes many friends including Frightful, Bando, and many more. Soon Sam's family finds him and comes to live with him in his forest.