Headed for Canada to visit his father for the first time since his parents' divorce, thirteen-year-old Brian is the sole survivor of a plane crash, with only the clothes he has on and a hatchet to help him live in the wilderness.
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.
- Juvenile Fiction, Fiction + Literature Genres, Fiction + Literature Themes
- Action + Adventure / Survival Stories, Family / Parents, General, Family / Marriage + Divorce, Action + Adventure / General, Family + Friendship, Disasters
- 9-12 years
- Simon & Schuster
- March 10, 2013
- December 26, 2006
- Gary Paulsen