The River (Paperback)
Yearling, 9780440407539, 144pp.
Publication Date: January 1, 1993
Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (7/4/2000)
Mass Market Paperback (1/12/1998)
Paperback, Chinese (6/6/2012)
Pre-Recorded Audio Player (4/1/2016)
"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.