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Hatchet (Brian's Saga, #1)

by Gary Paulsen

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...

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.

This twentieth-anniversary edition of Hatchet 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 Hatchet fans as well as by readers encountering Brian's unforgettable story for the first time.

Hardcover - 208 pages - $18.99
ISBN: 0689840926 (ISBN13: 9780689840920)
Published Apr 1, 2000 by Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books
First published 1987

why I requested this book

This is a true book about survival and is engaging from the start! I really would like to get my kids to love reading and I think that this is the perfect way...

This is a true book about survival and is engaging from the start! I really would like to get my kids to love reading and I think that this is the perfect way to start!

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I currently teach 6th grade Science and Social Studies. They are a great bunch of kids that are so interested in learning and growing!

I currently teach 6th grade Science and Social Studies. They are a great bunch of kids that are so interested in learning and growing!

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