Hatchet

Gary Paulsen, Author Atheneum Books $16.95 (208p) ISBN 978-0-02-770130-2
When the pilot of a small, two-person plane has a heart attack and dies, Brian has to crash land in the forest of a Canadian wilderness. He has little time to realize how alone he is, because he is so busy just trying to survive. And learning to survive, to plan on food not just for a day but untiland ifhe is rescued, only begins when he stops pitying himself and understands that no one can help him. He is on his own, without his divorced father, whom he was to visit, or his mother, whom Brian saw kissing another man before the divorce. This is a heart-stopping story: it seems that at every moment Brian is forced to face a life-and-death decision, and every page makes readers wonder at the density of descriptive detail Paulsen has expertly woven together. Poetic texture and realistic events are combined to create something beyond adventure, a book that plunges readers into the cleft of the protagonist's experience. Ages 11-13. (September)
Reviewed on: 09/01/1987
Release date: 09/01/1987
Analog Audio Cassette - 978-0-553-47087-1
Paperback - 978-0-689-82965-9
Mass Market Paperbound - 189 pages - 978-0-689-82699-3
Paperback - 208 pages - 978-0-14-034371-7
Paperback - 195 pages - 978-0-689-82167-7
Hardcover - 978-0-02-527403-7
Prebound-Sewn - 195 pages - 978-0-606-10206-3
Paperback - 128 pages - 978-0-330-43973-2
Downloadable Audio - 978-0-7393-4441-5
Prebound-Glued - 186 pages - 978-1-4177-6883-7
Prebound-Glued - 189 pages - 978-1-4178-0726-0
Hardcover - 222 pages - 978-1-55736-117-2
Prebound-Sewn - 189 pages - 978-0-606-16327-9
Analog Audio Cassette - 978-0-8072-8318-9
Compact Disc - 3 pages - 978-0-8072-0477-1
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Ebook - 192 pages - 978-1-4424-0332-1
Hardcover - 195 pages - 978-0-689-84092-0
Compact Disc - 978-0-8072-0506-8
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