Synopses & Reviews
Thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson is on his way to visit his father when the single-engine plane in which he is flying crashes. Suddenly, Brian finds himself alone in the Canadian wilderness with nothing but a tattered Windbreaker and the hatchet his mother gave him as a present -- and the dreadful secret that has been tearing him apart since his parents' divorce. But now Brian has no time for anger, self-pity, or despair -- it will take all his know-how and determination, and more courage than he knew he possessed, to survive.
For twenty years Gary Paulsen's award-winning contemporary classic has been the survival story with which all others are compared. This new edition, with a reading group guide, will introduce a new generation of readers to this page-turning, heart-stopping adventure.
"This is a spellbinding account...a winner."
-- Kirkus Reviews, starred review
-- Booklist, starred review
Paulsen's Newbery Honor Book is the story of 13-year-old Brian Robeson, the sole survivor of a plane crash in the Canadian wilderness. This 20th anniversary commemorative edition features a fresh new look and a new reading group guide. Reissue.
Since it was first published in 1987, the story of thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson's survival following a plane crash has become a modern classic. Stranded in the desolate wilderness, Brian uses his instincts and his hatchet to stay alive for fifty-four harrowing days. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; This twentieth-anniversary edition of andlt;iandgt;Hatchetandlt;/iandgt; contains a new introduction and sidebar commentary by Gary Paulsen, written especially for this volume. Drew Willis's detailed pen-and-ink illustrations complement the descriptions in the text and add a new dimension to the book. This handsome edition of the Newbery Honor book will be treasured by andlt;iandgt;Hatchetandlt;/iandgt; fans as well as by readers encountering Brian's unforgettable story for the first time.
About the Author
Gary Paulsen is one of the most honored writers of contemporary literature for young people. He has written more than two hundred books for adults and young people, and is the author of three Newbery Honor titles: andlt;iandgt;Dogsongandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Hatchetandlt;/iandgt;, and andlt;iandgt;The Winter Roomandlt;/iandgt;. He divides his time between New Mexico, Alaska, and on the Pacific.Drew Willis is an art director and illustrator working in New York City. Visit him at DrewWillis.com.