Hatchet

Hatchet

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After a plane crash in the Canadian wilderness, Brian, is the sole survivor. Left with only the clothes on his back and a hatchet, Brian must face the devastating truth...
Publisher: New York, NY : Scholastic, 1987
ISBN: 9780590981828
059098182X
Characteristics: 195 p.; 17cm ; cm

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JCLTiffanyR Oct 07, 2019

A tween boy is the only survivor of a plane crash and must survive in the forest until he is found. This novel was utterly compelling on audio and entirely believable. An enjoyable read and I learned some great survival tricks to boot.

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HYOJINCHOI77
Sep 12, 2019

AR Quiz No. 367 EN Fiction
 IL: MG - BL: 5.7 - AR Pts: 7.0

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WoodneathKids
Aug 22, 2019

Hatchet is a great survival adventure story perfect for readers looking for a quick paced action packed read.

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canine74737
Aug 15, 2019

Amazing Book!!!

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TacoAvatar123
Jul 29, 2019

Hi! Trying to find a good book for my son fred is such a hassle

Groszerita Jul 27, 2019

This is a survival story about Brian, a 13 year old, who lives after the plane that he was on crashes into the Canadian wilderness. Brian has a hatchet that was given to him by his mother and he uses the hatchet to help him survive.

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swimmer_3578
Jul 23, 2019

I love this book. My grade 5 teacher told us that it was a must read book and I totally agree. This is perfect for grades 5 to grade 8 students. I like how all Brian has is his hatchet and makes so much with just that one tool.

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pynchons
Nov 27, 2018

Hatchet, a young adult fiction novel by Gary Paulsen was published in September 1987. The story takes place in the Canadian wilderness when 13 year old Brian Robeson is on his way in a small plane to meet his father. The pilot has a heart attack so then Brian has to take the wheel, but he manages to land the plane without hurting himself. He’s stranded and scared. He doesn’t think straight so then he gets into some troubles. Later, Brian thinks about things, ends up finding food and water, and builds himself a fire and a shelter.

The book was interesting and made me crave to read more. I could actually feel Brian’s pains, hunger, and sadness. The pace of this book is pretty fast. The way the author achieves this is to explain in detail about Brian’s day, and then just ends the description to skip to the next week. This book is pretty realistic in some ways and not in others. One way this was realistic was that Brian relied on his sources and ate whatever he could eat, but what was unrealistic about this book was that he survived the plane crash and also that he drove the plane for over an hour by himself as an untrained 13 year old.

This book is recommended to everyone, but personally I think both genders and all ages would enjoy this book. It’s action packed and also has a lot of vivid description that makes me say that this book is good for both genders. I would give this book four stars and recommend it to everyone.

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Mr_Han
Oct 17, 2018

Hatchet is one of the greatest books I have ever read. Perfect for advanced elementary students and middle schoolers. If you love adventure then you will love Hatchet.

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Ricegirl1959
Sep 29, 2018

I saw "Hatchet" on the "Great American Read" list and decided to look at it. I had read some of Paulsen's work before, but when I began reading "Hatchet," I had no idea what to expect. Something about "Hatchet" captured my imagination and attention immediately.

Paulsen manages to leave you feeling as if you are with Brian each step of the way, from sitting in the co-pilot seat, watching the pilot die, to experiencing the plan crash. Each page leaves you wanting to turn the next, what is going to happen?

I found the book ended too soon and look forward to reading the works that follow Brian after "Hatchet," in order to learn what happens to Brian after his experiences in the Canadian wilderness. I highly recommend "Hatchet" to readers of all ages.

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2book1
Apr 14, 2017

After a plane crash in the Canadian wilderness, thirteen year old, Brain must learn to survive the wilderness with the use of his only tool a hatchet.

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AwesomEruption
Jul 24, 2015

BRIAN ROBERSONS GET LOST AND HAS NO WAY TO OUT. THEN HE TRIES HIS BEST AND FINALLY SURVIVES.

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Kevin_xiao
Jul 08, 2015

this is about a boy named brian survivaling in the wildernees after his plane crashed

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Tim2514434
Jun 10, 2015

Brian Robeson is going to his dad's home in Canada but the pilot of the small bush plane he is riding has a heart attack and dies. Brian has to land the plane and survive in the wilderness.

Ninja_Kevin Jun 17, 2012

The book that I Have just finished is called, “The Hatchet” by Gary Paulsen a realistic-fiction book. In the book the protagonist is, Brian Robeson a fourteen year old teenager. The setting which most took place was the forest of Northern Canada. Brian is trying to go to Canada by an airplane to see his father during the summer; however, the pilot had a heart attack and died the plane; however, went out of control and Brian and the pilot fell down into a lake in the Northern Canada forest. The protagonist is the obstacles is the things in the forest that is trying to get him dead, for an example: the mosquitoes are keep on biting him and lead poison into his body which could lead him to death. There is a second part to the book which is called, “The River” also by Gary Paulsen and a realistic-fiction book.

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cros87
Mar 30, 2012

Brian Roberson was going to his father's for the summer.But his pilot had a heart attack and the plane crashed.Can Brian survie in the wildness

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2book1
Apr 14, 2017

When the going gets tough, the tough get going.

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marypatricee16
Jul 21, 2016

If he
had
fail
he
shall
try
again
-Robert U

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Kevin_xiao
Jul 08, 2015

the hatchet is what got me through all of this I must not give up

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Team_NMR
Jan 26, 2014

"Food was everything," Thought Brian.

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