Hatchet (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, Aug 25, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 192 pages
167 Reviews
This award-winning contemporary classic is the survival story with which all others are compared—and a page-turning, heart-stopping adventure, recipient of the Newbery Honor.

Thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson is on his way to visit his father when the single-engine plane in which he is flying crashes. Suddenly, Brian finds himself alone in the Canadian wilderness with nothing but a tattered Windbreaker and the hatchet his mother gave him as a present—and the dreadful secret that has been tearing him apart since his parent’s divorce. But now Brian has no time for anger, self pity, or despair—it will take all his know-how and determination, and more courage than he knew he possessed, to survive.
  

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A must read for young adults!

User Review  - Angela - Target

I was required to read this when I was in school, probably 4th or 5th grade. I ended up reading all of Gary Paulsens books, and now passed on The Hatchet to my son, who is in 5th grade. He enjoyed it ... Read full review

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User Review  - David - Goodreads

So when I added this, I vaguely recalled the title, and I swear, I have definitely read it, but what I thought it was about was a boy being stuck under the snow following an avalanche (it turns out ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
25
Section 3
54
Section 4
65
Section 5
76
Section 6
84
Section 7
133
Section 8
142
Section 9
167
Section 10
186
Section 11
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Gary Paulsen is one of the most honored writers of contemporary literature for young readers. He has written more than one hundred book for adults and young readers, and is the author of three Newbery Honor titles: Dogsong, Hatchet, and The Winter Room. He divides his time among Alaska, New Mexico, Minnesota, and the Pacific.

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