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Hatchet (Brian's Saga #1)
by Gary Paulsen

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Hatchet (Brian's Saga #1) by Gary Paulsen Overview

Brian is on his way to Canada to visit his estranged father when the pilot of his small prop plane suffers a heart attack. Brian is forced to crash-land the plane in a lake--and finds himself stranded in the remote Canadian wilderness with only his clothing and the hatchet his mother gave him as a present before his departure. Brian had been distraught over his parents' im Brian is on his way to Canada to visit his estranged father when the pilot of his small prop plane suffers a heart attack. Brian is forced to crash-land the plane in a lake--and finds himself stranded in the remote Canadian wilderness with only his clothing and the hatchet his mother gave him as a present before his departure. Brian had been distraught over his parents' impending divorce and the secret he carries about his mother, but now he is truly desolate and alone. Exhausted, terrified, and hungry, Brian struggles to find food and make a shelter for himself. He has no special knowledge of the woods, and he must find a new kind of awareness and patience as he meets each day's challenges. Is the water safe to drink? Are the berries he finds poisonous? Slowly, Brian learns to turn adversity to his advantage--an invading porcupine unexpectedly shows him how to make fire, a devastating tornado shows him how to retrieve supplies from the submerged airplane. Most of all, Brian leaves behind the self-pity he has felt about his predicament as he summons the courage to stay alive. A story of survival and of transformation, this riveting book has sparked many a reader's interest in venturing into the wild.

Gary Paulsen

About Hatchet (Brian's Saga #1) Description

Although he was never a dedicated student, Paulsen developed a passion for reading at an early age. After a librarian gave him a book to read--along with his own library card--he was hooked. He began spending hours alone in the basement of his apartment building, reading one book after another. Running away from home at the age of 14 and traveling with a carnival, Paulsen acquired a taste for adve

Data Book Hatchet (Brian's Saga #1)

Original Title Hatchet ISBN 0689840926 (ISBN13: 9780689840920 ) Edition Language English Series Brian's Saga #1 Characters Brian Robeson setting Canada Literary Awards Newbery Honor (1988), Young Hoosier Book Award for 6-8 (1991), Rebecca Caudill Young Reader's Book Award Nominee (1990), Buckeye Children's Book Award for 6-8 (1991), Massachusetts Children's Book Award (1995) ...more Flicker Tale Children's Book Award (1990), Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award (1989), Golden Archer Award (1989), Soaring Eagle Book Award (1997), Iowa Teen Award (1990), Minnesota Book Award (1988), William Allen White Children's Book Award (1990), Bluestem Book Award Nominee (2016), Virginia Reader's Choice for Middle (1989), Oklahoma Sequoyah Award for YA (1990) ...less (94)