My book is about Sam living in the Catskill Mountains. First, he leaves New York with a penknife, a ball of cord, forty dollars, some flint and steel, and an ax. He goes around and settles near the Gribley farm. In a large tree he chops a space. To finish it faster Sam used fire to make his home. He put the fire out with dirt. He used deerskin for a door. One day he met Bando, a college teacher. Bando showed Sam how to make willow whistles. Bando also made blueberry jam in clay containers he made himself. I like this story because it's adventurous and detailed.