Donn Fendler s harrowing story of being lost in the Maine wilderness when he was just twelve, was made famous by the perennial best seller, Lost on a Mountain in Maine In Lost Trail, than 70 years after the event, Donn tells the story of survival and rescue from his own perspective Lost Trail is a masterfully illustrated graphic novel that tells the story of a twelvDonn Fendler s harrowing story of being lost in the Maine wilderness when he was just twelve, was made famous by the perennial best seller, Lost on a Mountain in Maine In Lost Trail, than 70 years after the event, Donn tells the story of survival and rescue from his own perspective Lost Trail is a masterfully illustrated graphic novel that tells the story of a twelve year old boyscout from a New York City suburb who climbs Maine,s mile high Mt Katahdin and in a sudden storm is separated from his friends and family What follows is a nine day adventure, in which Donn, lost and alone in the Maine wilderness with bugs, bears, and only a few berries to eat, struggles for survival.
Lost Trail Nine Days Alone in the Wilderness Donn Fendler s harrowing story of being lost in the Maine wilderness when he was just twelve was made famous by the perennial best seller Lost on a Mountain in Maine In Lost Trail than years aft
In the summer of 1939, Donn s father takes his sons and their friends on a fishing trip in Maine Along the way, the decide to climb the tallest mountain in Maine, Katahdin On the way up Donn and Henry, a local friend, keep getting ahead of the rest of their group Eventually, they stop waiting for the others to catch up Bad weather comes up, and Donn decides to leave Henry As things get worse, Donn decides to go on, rather than stay put The next morning Donn decides to head downstream Donn is los [...]
I had read the book version of this when I was younger my mom read it aloud to me I have seen people reading this graphic novel and decided to pick it up during my study hall when I had nothing to do.I liked the illustrations a lot, and the whole way the story was done was very good.
Would be really neat to pair with the prose nonfiction account Nicely done.
Full disclosure I got this book free as part of a first reads give away I just waited a couple of years to actually read it because I m an asshole.Anyway, as a work of nonfiction this plays out a lot differently than a fictional account of survival would Sometimes you can keep making big mistakes and still through determination and a bit of luck, survive The reality is, he didn t really use many tips or tricks of survival to make it There was only one key piece of Boy Scout advice to get saved, [...]
This book is definitely one of my favorite books Every chapter kept me so interested I didn t want to put the book down This book is about Donn Fendler, a boy who goes on a camping trip to Mount Katahdin and ends up getting lost in the wilderness for 9 days He has to find his way out by himself This is the perfect book someone who likes the outdoors and being in nature This book was so interesting I never wanted to stop reading it This book was both terrifying and uplifting at the same time I re [...]
I give this 5 stars for the story because how can you not but fewer stars for the graphic novel aspect I think there is a difference between an artist who has this amazing graphic novel in their head and someone who has an amazing story that they try to make graphic I truly appreciate him sharing his story though
This inspiring story of perseverance in the most difficult of circumstances is a great read for middle school students The graphic novel format appeals to many students who may be overwhelmed by full pages of text This novel retells the true story of Donn Fendler, who, at age 12, was lost on Mt Katahdin The accompanying illustrations also bring the text to life as the reader experiences Donn s ultimate victories as he battles against ravenous insects, difficult terrain, loneliness, and hunger At [...]
Good juvenile graphic novel based on a persons real survival experience I enjoyed the art and writing Would be a good lead in follow up to Hatchet or other juvenile survival writing The story was painful to read at times My thoughts were something like this No Do not go off by yourself, why aren t you taking the other trail, I don t care if it s the wrong one, it s a trail And now you ve lost your shoes, oh good, your pants are gone now too A good example of what not to do for kids.
Lost trail is a true story about a kid named donn fendler who gets lost on mount katahdin He survives cold nights, starvation ,and wild life.With only a shoes and pants, shirt,and a little back pack.He encountered some weird stuff on his trip like a squirrel that followed him for 2 days and bears the look right through his sole.
This book is the best book ever This book Is about survival, and adventure as Donn struggles to survive on Mount Katahdin All by himself in the woods for 9 days straight with with only his clothes on him I would recommend this book to a person that likes survival, and outdoor books.
Dull and hokey Chock full of praying and not nearly enough thoughtful detail of the action The story itself is phenomenal, too bad the book wasn t equally so.
First graphic novel I ve read So glad Ben illustrated this
I am an elementary school teacher in Massachusetts and a group of my students recently read Lost Trail Nine Days Alone in the Wilderness The students enjoyed the graphic novel and I wanted to give them an opportunity to publish their brief reviews in a public forum where they could be read by potential readers who might appreciate recommendations directly from students These are not meant to be perfectly constructed pieces of writing, but rather an honest expression of their opinions that they w [...]
Donn Fendler was a 12 year old boy in 1939, camping with his dad and some friends on a mountain in Maine, when he got separated from the group during a storm The following nine days were his journey to try to reunite with his group Little did he know that most of Maine, and the country, was watching this story with interest hoping and waiting for the news if Donn survived or not Encounters with bears, bugs, and dangerous canyons and streams, did not deter Donn from finding his family again.I hav [...]
Lost Trail is a graphic adaptation of a famous true story from Maine of a young boy who lost his way climbing Mount Katahdin with his dad and friends Donn Fendler tells his story, which took place in 1939, including the near fall down a 400 feet cliff, coming face to face with a bear twice or two different bears in different occasions , fighting the constant assault of biting flies and bugs, conversing with a chipmunk, praying to his god every day, and finally, after 9 days in the wilderness, fi [...]
I was packing for a two night camping trip last week and decided I didn t have to worry too much because I could survive two nights in the wilderness without pants Don Fendler survived nine days in the wilderness pantsless Lost Trail Nine Days Alone in the Wilderness is a graphic novel of the time twelve year old Don was lost on Mount Katahdin He was hiking up an easy path with his dad and brothers and he and his friend wanted to run ahead His dad told them to wait at the summit, but a storm bro [...]
Simply put one of the best graphic novels I have read in recent memory.The true story of Donn Fendler August 29, 1926 October 10, 2016 , who as a 12 year old in 1939, got lost on Mount Katahdin and emerged from the woods nine days later.A slim 72 pages, it nevertheless is a riveting read It s suspenseful, horrifying, and uplifting all at the same time I just ordered the 1939 book about the ordeal called, appropriately enough Lost on a Mountain in Maine by Joseph Egan, who transcribed Donn s acco [...]
Donn Fendler strayed from the group and ended up lost on Mount Katahdin Relying on his faith in God, and some of what he remembered from being a boy scout, he wandered in the wilderness for nine days before being found His amazing story of survival has been told and retold for the past seventy years.I picked this book up because it dealt with a couple of topics I find interesting 1 it was set in Maine, and I loved the time I spent in Maine 2 This is a story of survival.I finished this book becau [...]
This was a fantastic story retold with original newspaper articles and in a cartoon style illustrations and bubble captions which added to its appeal for my seven year old whom sat enthralled as he mainly listened read along even a bit while I read for TWO hours The fact that my first grade son listened to a book for that long and even read patiently several times is my own personal miracle, I am borrowing a phrase from Donn Fendler here This is an excellent choice for children boy or girl who h [...]
As a said at the beginning, I never planned on climbing Katahdin and getting lostBut sometimes life and the Lord have a different plan for you And when they do, you just have to do the best you can Trust in yourself, hold onto hope, and believe even if there s no sane reason to believe You ll be a better person because you did I know I am Donn FendlerFantastic graphic novel version of a beloved Maine story This includes new details from Donn Fendler s memories of being lost for nine days on Mt K [...]
I expected from this drama, survival scenes, and from the drawings which just reflected the story rather than extending it I think the whole point of praying to God to get you through was the whole point of the story and I guess I felt the strength of the kid himself should have been the focus of the book If you want a story that highlights the power of prayer for young boys.is is it If you want a high octane survival tale for a reluctant readeris may not cut it.
This book is a graphic novel It is a very good book filled with a lot of adventure This boy named Donn is from New York went to Maine for a vacation During the vacation the boys of the family go on a fishing, and camping trip When they are on the trip they go on a hike up mount Katahdin The boys ask if they can go ahead, Dad said that it was fine The boys are on there own and it starts to storm Then Donn ran back to get dad but he could not fine him Then he gets lost on the mountain He was all a [...]
This is a great graphic novel for adventure lovers, a true story of a 12 year old boy s survival while lost on Mount Katahdin for 9 days The book is based on Donn Fendler s recounting of his experiences to Joseph Egan in Lost on a Mountain in Maine, an experience that happened over 70 years ago while hiking the Hunt Trail with his father, brothers and friends Impatient with their slowness, Donn and his friend get ahead of the others, but then separated in a sudden storm, thus beginning Donn s ni [...]
This book is a true story based off of an event that happened to Donn Fendler, the author of, Lost on a Mountain in Maine It s about a young boy who was climbing MT Katadine with family and friends, but gets separated trying to find his father after running ahead He spent a horrid 9 days out in the wilderness with nothing but the clothes on his back Will he make it out of the wilderness alive, or will he die trying
Super enjoyable read First graphic novel that made me cry I have been to the top of Katahdin 15 times, and the portrayal is accurate I encourage readers to also check out Finding Donn Fendler donnfendlerfilm It s an ongoing project that has produced a movie about how two young film makers do the impossible and secure the film rights for Donn s incredible story The ultimate goal to produce a full length movie about the original experience of Donn lost on Katahdin.
Especially great illustrations by Ben Bishop It s an action packed story that will appeal to readers who enjoy the graphic novel style I liked how the actual newspaper clippings were included to support the tale.
An excellent choice for kids I also loved it.
A feeble attempt to make this book better than the original, and to make it appealing to reluctant readers.
What a great book he is still alive
An accurate B W graphic version of Donn Fendler s harrowing experience of nine days lost in the Maine wilderness in 1939.