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The River

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The River

By Gary Paulsen; Peter Coyote (Read by)

Listening Library (Audio), Compact Disc, 9781400099177, 3pp.

Publication Date: April 12, 2005

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Description
The government sends Brian back to the Canadian wilderness in this beloved follow-up to the award-winning classic Hatchet from three-time Newbery Honor-winning author Gary Paulsen

Two years after Brian Robeson survived fifty-four days alone in the Canadian wilderness, the government wants him to head back so they can learn what he did to stay alive. This time Derek Holtzer, a government psychologist, will accompany him. But a freak storm leaves Derek unconscious. Brian's only hope is to transport Derek a hundred miles down the river to a trading post. He's survived with only a hatchet before--now can Brian build a raft and navigate an unknown river?

For the first time it's not only Brian's survival that's at stake. . .

An IRA-CBC Children's Choice
A Parents Magazine Best Book of the Year

"Vividly written, a book that will, as intended, please the readers who hoped that Paulsen, like Brian, would 'do it again.'" --Kirkus Reviews

Read all the Hatchet Adventures
Brian's Winter
The River
Brian's Return
Brian's Hunt


About the Author
Gary Paulsen is the distinguished author of many critically acclaimed books for young people, His most recent books are The Time Hackers, The Amazing Life of Birds, and Lawn Boy. The author lives in Alaska and New Mexico.
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