Publication Date: April 12, 2005
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"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 54 days with nothing but a small hatchet. Yet he survived.
Now the government wants him to go back into the wilderness so that astronauts and the military can learn the survival techniques that kept Brian alive. Soon the project backfires, though, leaving Brian with a wounded partner and a long river to navigate. His only hope is to build a raft and try to transport the injured man a hundred miles downstream to a trading post--if the map he has is accurate.
From the Paperback edition.
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.