Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
Brian's saga volume 1.
New York : Bradbury Press, c1987.
Physical Desc:
195 pages ; 22 cm.
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.
Also in This Series
Call Number
Edmondson Pike - Kids Fiction
JUV Fiction Paulsen
Checked Out
Edmondson Pike - Kids Fiction
JUV Fiction Paulsen
Checked Out
Green Hills - Kids Fiction
JUV Fiction Paulsen
Checked Out
Main Library - Kids Fiction
JUV Fiction Paulsen
Checked Out
More Like This
Other Editions and Formats
More Details
0689840926 (Atheneum), 0689826990 (Aladdin pbk), 0395732611 (pbk.), 0027701301, 0689821670 (Aladdin pbk.), 0689808828 (Aladdin pbk.), 014032724x (Puffin), 9780545462204 (pbk.), 0545462207 (pbk.), 9781416936473, 1416936475
Lexile measure:


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.
Newbery Honor book, 1988.
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
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.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Staff View
Grouped Work ID:
Go To GroupedWorkView in Staff Client
Last File Modification TimeJan 21, 2020 02:19:11 PM
Last Grouped Work Modification TimeJan 21, 2020 02:18:50 PM

MARC Record

LEADER08383nam a2201105 a 4500
008870302s1987    nyu    c      000 1 eng  
010 |a 87006416 /AC
020 |a 0689840926 (Atheneum)
020 |a 0689826990 (Aladdin pbk)
020 |a 0395732611 (pbk.)
020 |a 0027701301
020 |a 0689821670 (Aladdin pbk.)
020 |a 0689808828 (Aladdin pbk.)
020 |a 014032724x (Puffin)
020 |a 9780545462204 (pbk.)
020 |a 0545462207 (pbk.)
020 |a 9781416936473
020 |a 1416936475
099 |a JUV|a Fiction|a Paulsen
1001 |a Paulsen, Gary.
24510|a Hatchet /|c by Gary Paulsen.
260 |a New York :|b Bradbury Press,|c c1987.
300 |a 195 p. ;|c 22 cm.
520 |a 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.
586 |a Newbery Honor book, 1988.
592 |k irkpatrick
650 0|a Survival|v Juvenile fiction.
650 0|a Divorce|v Juvenile fiction.
650 0|a Newbery Honor book|y 1988.
898 |a qBook
898 |a qEnglish
907 |a .b11519642|b 06-06-17|c 04-06-94
908 |a  87006416
908 |a bl2001003196
908 |a MLM01862493
910 |a CARL0000037751
991 |a blsup|a (14)child|a do|a dosup|a eh|a (2)ep|a (2)epsup|a (2)go|a gh|a hasup|a (4)hm|a hmsup|a insup|a (3)mn|a (3)mnsup|a ohsup|a sesup|b 04-01-94|c m|d a|e @|f eng|g nyu|h 0|i 64
998 4|a LDR0905 20170609230530 NPUB |b GMU000013620180910135031 |b LDR0905 20170614152226 NSCH |b LDR0905 20170613065746 NSCH |b LDR0905 20170613055614 NSCH |b LDR0905 20170609230530 NPUB
949 |b A00726388|c F PAU|h 12135|j 12135|l JFIC|m SBK|s S|p 15.00|w 13|x 20031230|t 20190515|q CNV|r CNV|v 0|y 20170701|z 3
949 |b B00302732|c F PAU|h 14165|j 14165|l JFIC|m SBK|s S|p 15.00|w 16|x 20031230|t 20180420|q CNV|r CNV|v 0|y 20170701|z 0
949 |b B00303721|c F PAU|h 14165|j 14165|l JFIC|m SBK|n 002.excellent|s S|p 15.00|w 10|x 20090930|t 20180420|q CNV|r CNV|v 0|y 20170701|z 0
949 |b B00390517|c F PAU|h 15175|j 15175|l JFIC|m SBK|n 002.2000|s S|p 16.95|w 2|x 20050714|t 20130429|q CNV|r CNV|v 0|y 20170701|z 0
949 |b P00201781|c F PAU|h 1E240|j 1E240|l JFIC|m SBK|s S|p 15.00|w 8|x 20031230|t 20191119|q CNV|r CNV|v 0|y 20170701|z 0
949 |b P00201782|c F PAU|h 1E240|j 1E240|l JFIC|m SBK|s S|p 15.00|w 1|x 20031230|t 20191104|q CNV|r CNV|v 0|y 20170701|z 0
949 |b MK10222162|c F Pau|h 1H280|j 1H280|l JFIC|m SBK|s S|p 15.24|w 5|x 20190305|t 20191219|q LDR|r LDR|v 0|y 20190305|z 2
949 |b FF00194595|c F Pau|h 1H280|j 1H280|l JFIC|m SBK|s SP|p 14.21|w 0|x 20200107|t 20200107|q LDR|r LDR|v 0|y 20200107|z 0
949 |b A01322162|c F PAU|h 1J310|j 1J310|l JFIC|m SBK|s S|p 15.00|w 8|x 20031230|t 20111027|q CNV|r CNV|v 0|y 20170701|z 0
949 |b P00091276|c F PAU|h 1J310|j 1J310|l JFIC|m SBK|s S|p 15.00|w 1|x 20031230|t 20050516|q CNV|r CNV|v 0|y 20170701|z 0
949 |b NB00344699|c F PAU|h 1M330|j 1M330|l JFIC|m SBK|s S|p 10.00|w 29|x 20040611|t 20191104|q CNV|r MDB|v 0|y 20190515|z 1
949 |b P00135027|c F PAU|h 1S370|j 1S370|l JFIC|m SBK|s S|p 15.00|w 34|x 20031230|t 20200113|q CNV|r JAM|v 0|y 20180914|z 1
949 |b A01080377|c F PAU|h 1U380|j 1U380|l JFIC|m SBK|s S|p 15.00|w 17|x 20031230|t 20190515|q CNV|r JAM|v 0|y 20190513|z 1
949 |b B00329544|c F PAU|h 1V395|j 1V395|l JFIC|m SBK|n 002.2000|s S|p 17.00|w 28|x 20060522|t 20180518|q CNV|r JAM|v 0|y 20180516|z 0
949 |b A01659646|c F PAU|h 22465|j 22465|l JFIC|m SBK|s S|p 16.50|w 37|x 20070326|t 20190417|q CNV|r CNV|v 0|y 20170701|z 0
949 |b A00756886|c F PAU|h 23485|j 23485|l JFIC|m SBK|s S|p 15.00|w 17|x 20031230|t 20180320|q CNV|r CNV|v 0|y 20170701|z 0
949 |b B00349120|c F PAU|h 29522|j 29522|l JFIC|m SBK|s S|p 16.95|w 40|x 20050621|t 20200115|q CNV|r CNV|v 1|y 20170701|z 1
949 |b P00240350|c F PAU|h 2A530|j 2A530|l JFIC|m SBK|s S|p 8.00|w 16|x 20070118|t 20181001|q CNV|r CNV|v 0|y 20170701|z 1
949 |b DB0000511|c F PAU|h 2E576|j 2E576|l JFIC|m SBK|s S|p 17.95|w 21|x 20141218|t 20191217|q CNV|r JAM|v 0|y 20180518|z 0
949 |b MK10138891|c F PAU|h 2K640|j 2K640|l JFIC|m SBK|s C|p 13.79|w 34|x 20151008|t 20200115|q CNV|r CNV|v 1|y 20170701|z 4
949 |b A01832901|c F PAU|h 2L650|j 2L650|l JFIC|m SBK|s S|p 15.00|w 32|x 20031230|t 20180425|q CNV|r CNV|v 0|y 20170701|z 1
949 |b A00321907|c F PAU|h 2O685|j 2O685|l JFIC|m SBK|s S|p 15.00|w 15|x 20031230|t 20180322|q CNV|r CNV|v 0|y 20170701|z 0
949 |b P00265125|c F PAU|h 2T717|j 2T717|l JFIC|m SBK|s S|p 15.00|w 36|x 20031230|t 20200110|q CNV|r JAM|v 1|y 20190513|z 0
949 |b P00265126|c F PAU|h 2T717|j 2T717|l JFIC|m SBK|s S|p 15.00|w 24|x 20031230|t 20190513|q CNV|r JAM|v 0|y 20190513|z 0
949 |b P00265128|c F PAU|h 2T717|j 2T717|l JFIC|m SBK|s S|p 15.00|w 36|x 20031230|t 20191205|q CNV|r CNV|v 0|y 20170701|z 0
949 |b MK10050655|c F PAU|h 2Y775|j 2Y775|l JFIC|m SBK|s S|p 17.99|w 9|x 20140313|t 20190807|q CNV|r MDB|v 0|y 20190807|z 3
949 |b P00000416|c F PAU|h 2Z784|j 2Z784|l JFIC|m SBK|s S|p 15.00|w 2|x 20031230|t 20110411|q CNV|r CNV|v 0|y 20170701|z 0
949 |b A00754567|c F PAU|h 30790|j 30790|l JFIC|m SBK|s S|p 15.00|w 7|x 20031230|t 20100222|q CNV|r CNV|v 0|y 20170701|z 0
949 |b P00655845|c F PAU|h 45238|j 45238|l YFIC|m SBK|s S|p 15.00|w 63|x 20031230|t 20200113|q CNV|r JAM|v 1|y 20190517|z 3
949 |b A02163979|c F PAU|h 46260|j 46260|l YFIC|m SBK|s S|p 5.00|w 3|x 20181001|t 20191022|q MDB|r MDB|v 0|y 20181001|z 2
949 |b MK10140454|c F PAU|h 4A296|j 4A296|l YFIC|m SBK|s S|p 13.79|w 10|x 20151016|t 20200108|q CNV|r JAM|v 0|y 20180511|z 2
949 |b B00379237|c F PAU|h 4B355|j 4B355|l YFIC|m SBK|s S|p 10.00|w 17|x 20070307|t 20181011|q CNV|r JAM|v 0|y 20181009|z 0
949 |b B00408590|c F PAU|h 4D400|j 4D400|l YFIC|m SBK|s S|p 15.00|w 15|x 20070130|t 20191113|q CNV|r CNV|v 0|y 20170701|z 1
949 |b A01918274|c F PAU|h 4E410|j 4E410|l YFIC|m SBK|s S|p 17.00|w 25|x 20061205|t 20200108|q CNV|r CNV|v 0|y 20170701|z 0
949 |b BB00068346|c F Pau|h 4F434|j 4F434|l YFIC|m SBK|s S|p 20.88|w 0|x 20171103|t 20171106|q LDR|r LDR|v 0|y 20171103|z 1
949 |b P00017408|h 4I510|j 4I510|l YFIC|m SBK|s S|p 10.00|w 9|x 20150310|t 20180914|q CNV|r CNV|v 0|y 20170701|z 0
949 |b B00314189|c F PAU|h 4L545|j 4L545|l YFIC|m SBK|s S|p 15.00|w 23|x 20031230|t 20180914|q CNV|r CNV|v 0|y 20170701|z 0
949 |b A02037281|c F PAU|h 4M551|j 4M551|l YFIC|m SBK|n 002.2006|s S|p 15.00|w 78|x 20090107|t 20190927|q CNV|r CNV|v 0|y 20170701|z 2
949 |b P00625140|c F PAU|h 4N555|j 4N555|l YFIC|m SBK|n 002.1987|s S|p 15.00|w 6|x 20120918|t 20181126|q CNV|r CNV|v 0|y 20170701|z 0
949 |b A01872786|c ACT F PAU|h 4O563|j 4O563|l YFIC|m SBK|s S|p 7.95|w 25|x 20050518|t 20190826|q CNV|r JAM|v 0|y 20190520|z 2
949 |b QQ00191456|c ACT F PAU|h 4O563|j 4O563|l YFIC|m SBK|s S|p 17.99|w 11|x 20150520|t 20190906|q CNV|r CNV|v 0|y 20170701|z 0
949 |b B00357795|c F PAU|h 4S612|j 4S612|l YFIC|m SBK|s C|p 10.00|w 35|x 20040813|t 20200115|q CNV|r JAM|v 1|y 20171206|z 0
949 |b BB00044083|c F PAU|h 4V770|j 4V770|l YFIC|m SBK|s S|p 15.00|w 14|x 20111207|t 20180912|q CNV|r CNV|v 0|y 20170701|z 0
949 |b MK10162090|c F PAU|h 4X805|j 4X805|l YFIC|m SBK|s S|p 14.00|w 10|x 20161116|t 20190508|q CNV|r CNV|v 0|y 20170701|z 0
949 |b B00415059|c F PAU|h 61182|j 61182|l YFIC|m SBK|s S|p 16.95|w 6|x 20060619|t 20140731|q CNV|r CNV|v 0|y 20170701|z 0
949 |b EE00009640|c F Pau|h 61182|j 61182|l YFIC|m SBK|s C|p 19.95|w 4|x 20190104|t 20200119|q LDR|r LDR|v 2|y 20190104|z 2
949 |b EE00009641|c F Pau|h 61182|j 61182|l YFIC|m SBK|s S|p 19.95|w 0|x 20190104|t 20190301|q LDR|r LDR|v 0|y 20190104|z 1
949 |b EE00009642|c F Pau|h 61182|j 61182|l YFIC|m SBK|s S|p 19.95|w 2|x 20190104|t 20191025|q LDR|r LDR|v 0|y 20190104|z 2
949 |b 35192021615012|c JUV Fiction Paulsen|h EP|j EP|l JFIC|m BK|s C|p 16.00|w 152|x 20000225|t 20200113|q CNV|r CNV|v 1|y 20190913|z 1
949 |b 35192036310773|c JUV Fiction Paulsen|h EP|j EP|l JFIC|m BK|s C|p 11.10|w 64|x 20070912|t 20200115|q CNV|r HXC|v 1|y 20190708|z 0
949 |b 35192051167660|c JUV Fiction Paulsen|h GH|j GH|l JFIC|m PBK|s C|p 4.99|w 9|x 20011003|t 20191218|q CNV|r RLW|v 0|y 20191008|z 1
949 |b 35192021566215|c JUV Fiction Paulsen|h MN|j MN|l JFIC|m BK|s C|p 16.95|w 92|x 20000526|t 20200115|q CNV|r ovn|v 1|y 20190601|z 2
949 |b MK10040339|c F PAU|h 2C560|j 2C560|l JFIC|m SBK|s S|p 15.00|w 70|x 20131213|t  |q CNV|r CNV|v 1|y 20170701|z 7
949 |b QQ00266376|c F PAU|h 41111|j 41111|l YFIC|m SBK|s C|p 18.99|w 5|x 20170505|t 20200204|q CNV|r JAM|v 1|y 20190517|z 1
949 |b A02166995|j 7G457|l YFIC|s S|c F PAU|w 0|v 0|m SBK|t  |x 
949 |b A02166994|j 7G457|l YFIC|s S|c F PAU|w 0|v 0|m SBK|t  |x