Hatchet (Paperback)

By Gary Paulsen

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 9781416936473, 186pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2007

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Description

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.


Praise For Hatchet

"This is a spellbinding account...a winner."

-- Kirkus Reviews, starred review




"Riveting."

-- Booklist, starred review



Coverage from NPR

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