Hatchet

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Hatchet

By Gary Paulsen; Peter Coyote (Read by)

Listening Library (Audio), Compact Disc, 9780807204771, 3pp.

Publication Date: May 11, 2004

Description

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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 parents 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.

In a straightforward and compelling narration, Peter Coyote captures Brian's terror, anguish and exultation as he learns to survive alone in the wilderness. "AudioFile



About the Author
Gary Paulsen is one of the most honored writers of contemporary literature for young people. He has written more than two hundred books for adults and young people, and is the author of three Newbery Honor titles: "Dogsong", "Hatchet", and "The Winter Room". He divides his time between New Mexico, Alaska, and on the Pacific.

Ordained practitioner of Zen Buddhism and politically engaged actor Peter Coyote began his work in street theater and political organizing in San Francisco. In addition to acting in 120 films, Coyote has won an Emmy for narrating the award-winning documentary Pacific Century, and he has cowritten, directed, and performed in the play Olive Pits, which won The Mime Troupe an Obie Award. In 1993, he won a Pushcart Prize for Carla s Story, published in Zyzzyva. He lives in Mill Valley, California.


Praise For Hatchet

*A Newbery Honor Book
*An ALA Notable Book
*Booklist Editor's Choice