Hatchet
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Series:
Brian's saga volume 1.
Published:
New York : Bradbury Press, c1987.
Format:
Book
Physical Desc:
195 pages ; 22 cm.
Status:
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. Hatchet has also been nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American Read. Thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson, haunted by his secret knowledge of his mother's infidelity, is traveling by single-engine plane to visit his father for the first time since the divorce. When the plane crashes, killing the pilot, the sole survivor is Brian. He is alone in the Canadian wilderness with nothing but his clothing, a tattered windbreaker, and the hatchet his mother had given him as a present. At first consumed by despair and self-pity, Brian slowly learns survival skills--how to make a shelter for himself, how to hunt and fish and forage for food, how to make a fire--and even finds the courage to start over from scratch when a tornado ravages his campsite. When Brian is finally rescued after fifty-four days in the wild, he emerges from his ordeal with new patience and maturity, and a greater understanding of himself and his parents.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
0689840926 (Atheneum), 0689826990 (Aladdin pbk), 0395732611 (pbk.), 0027701301, 0689821670 (Aladdin pbk.), 0689808828 (Aladdin pbk.), 014032724x (Puffin), 9780545462204 (pbk.), 0545462207 (pbk.), 9781416936473, 1416936475
Lexile measure:
1020

Notes

Description
After a plane crash, thirteen-year-old Brian spends fifty-four days in the wilderness, learning to survive initially with only the aid of a hatchet given him by his mother, and learning also to survive his parents' divorce.
Awards
Newbery Honor book, 1988.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Paulsen, G. (1987). Hatchet. New York: Bradbury Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Paulsen, Gary. 1987. Hatchet. New York: Bradbury Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Paulsen, Gary, Hatchet. New York: Bradbury Press, 1987.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Paulsen, Gary. Hatchet. New York: Bradbury Press, 1987. Print.

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