"We want you to do it again."
These words, spoken to Brian Robeson, will change his life. Two years earlier, Brian was stranded alone in the wilderness for fifty-four days with nothing but a small hatchet. Yet he survived. Now the government wants him to do it again--to go back into the wilderness so that astronauts and the military can learn the survival techniques that kept Brian alive.
This time he won't be alone: Derek Holtzer, a government psychologist, will accompany him to observe and take notes. But during a freak storm, Derek is hit by lightning and falls into a coma. Their radio transmitter is dead. Brian is afraid that derek will die of dehydration unless he can get him to a doctor. His only hope is to build a raft and try to transport Derek a hundred miles down the river to a trading post--if the map he has is accurate.
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Sequel to The Hatchet. My three boys ages 610 loved listening to this so much that I decided that I needed to listen to it as well. This is a wonderful book. Gary Paulsen writes books that the young ... Read full review
The book after the Hatchet. The boy goes to a forest with this guy so he can write notes how he does things in the wild. But then there's a big storm and the guy with the notes is in a coma and the radio's not working so now the boy has to survive in the wild again, and take care of a man who might die if he doesn't get help in time. He builds a raft and takes the guy with him and finds a little cabin or something with people. Really good book.