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Hatchet / Gary Paulsen.

Paulsen, Gary, (author.).


"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."-- Amazon

Record details

  • ISBN: 0689840926
  • ISBN: 9780689840920
  • Physical Description: 195 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, [1987]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Accelerated Reader 5.7
Target Audience Note:
12+ years
1020L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.7 7 367.
Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning MG 5.7 7.
Awards Note:
Newbery Honor Book, 1988.
Subject: Airplane crash survival > Juvenile fiction.
Wilderness survival > Juvenile fiction.
Divorce > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Thrillers (Fiction)

Available copies

  • 41 of 48 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Caruthersville Public. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Caruthersville Public Library.


  • 0 current holds with 48 total copies.
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Caruthersville Public Library JF PAU (Text) 38417100027194 Juvenile Fiction Checked out 10/13/2023

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