On his way to visit his recently divorced father in the Canadian mountains, thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson is the only survivor when the single-engine plane crashes. His body battered, his clothes in shreds, Brian must now stay alive in the boundless Canadian wilderness.
More than a survival story, Hatchet is a tale of tough decisions. When all is stripped down to the barest essentials, Brian discovers some stark and simple truths. Self-pity doesn't work. Despair doesn't work. And if Brian is to survive physically as well as mentally, he must discover courage.
©1992 Gary Paulsen; (P)1992 Random House, Inc., Listening Library, An Imprint of Random House Audio Publishing Group
"A dramatic, heart-stopping story." (Publishers Weekly)
It was a good father-son experience listening to this book on a trip. My urban son saw a wilderness world he has never really experienced, and we had a lot to talk about.
I listen to books during the school run with two daughters aged 12 and 15. We've been doing this for the past 4 years.
Brian has to change or die. There is no room to feel sorry for himself. He has to change to survive.
The description of living in and with nature.
When he caught his first fool-bird.
The story has touched us. We are listening to the sequels of the story.
Over & over. Hatchet is a classic for good reason. I read the kindle version and wanted my daughter to read it also. I have her listen to the audio to give her the flow and narrative.
I am trying to educate her on some survival basics. We listened to "A Week in the Woods" & "My Side of the Mountain". She read those books, too. I am excited to listen to & read "The Island of the Blue Dolphins", next.
Hoping we never need any of this info, but better to have it than not.
The Island of the Blue Dolphins, A Week in the Woods & My side of the Mountain. Children surviving alone in the wilderness.
I read it first and fell in love with it. Peter Coyote's narration gave a different perspective to the story.
Alone, unprepared, lost and far from civilization. A young boy's story of survival and personal triumph, set in the wilds of Canada.
I hope I got the other titles correct, apologies, if not. I did not refer to my library.
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