Hatchet

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Simon and Schuster, Aug 25, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 192 pages
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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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User Review  - mirrani - LibraryThing

This was an interesting adventure, though I thought that the way it was written didn't take in to account Brian's age at times, when his thoughts seemed much less mature than those that a boy his age ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sonya.Contreras - LibraryThing

The added drama of the mom's infidelity was not necessary for a children's book, nor for the book's plot. Wish that had been left out. Otherwise, boys enjoyed the suspense, the problem-solving, the learning, the survival techniques...Good read. Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Gary Paulsen is one of the most honored writers of contemporary literature for young readers, author of three Newbery Honor titles, Dogsong, Hatchet, and The Winter Room. He has written over 100 books for adults and young readers. He divides his time among Alaska, New Mexico, Minnesota, and the Pacific.

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