Most kids who say their going to run away get as far as the end of the street and turn back. But Sam Gribley gets that far and farther, in a thrilling story of courage, survival, and independence. This book made be over half a century old, but it’s still an excellent piece of writing that is very hard to put down. This story could quite possibly be the best book of the 1950’s. I loved every moment of this book and was disappointed when it ended. I highly recommend this book to just about anyone at any level of reading.