April 1, 1987
April 1, 1987
After a plane crash, thirteen-year-old Brian spends fifty-four days in the Canadian wilderness, learning to survive with only the aid of a hatchet given him by his mother, and learning also to survive his parents' divorce.
Thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson was devastated when his parents divorced and his father took a job working in the far off oil fields of Canada. Traveling to visit his dad for the first time since the divorce, Brian survives a plane crash that kills the airplane's pilot--the only other person aboard the small aircraft. Stranded in the wilderness, Brian must rely only on his wits, and the hatchet given to him by his mother, as he struggles to survive. In the process, he also begins to come to terms with his parents' divorce. HATCHET is the book that first introduced readers to Brian Robeson, a character the author revisits in such other works as BRIAN'S RETURN, BRIAN'S WINTER, THE RIVER, and BRIAN'S HUNT.
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Family / Marriage + Divorce, Action + Adventure / General
- Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
- Subgenre: Action + Adventure / General, Family / Marriage + Divorce
- Age: Teen
- Publisher: Atheneum
- Pages: 195
- Edition: Reissue
- Language: English
- Release Date: April 1, 1987
- Author: Gary Paulsen
- Newbery Medal , Children's , 1988
- Online Item #: 11457259
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-03-0255
- ISBN: 9780689840920
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported