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by Gary Paulsen

Celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the Newbery Honor–winning survival novel Hatchet with a pocket-sized edition perfect for travelers to take along on their own adventures. This special anniversary edition includes a new introduction and commentary by author Gary Paulsen, pen-and-ink illustrations by Drew Willis, and a water resistant cover.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.
Download Hatchet (Firefly Plus Books) epub
ISBN: 0333492811
ISBN13: 978-0333492819
Category: Children
Subcategory: Growing Up & Facts of Life
Author: Gary Paulsen
Language: English
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books (July 28, 1989)
Pages: 200 pages
ePUB size: 1341 kb
FB2 size: 1327 kb
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 918
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My 10 year old son, and I listened to "Hatchet" on Audio CD format, while driving from WA State to eastern B.C., Canada. Read splendidly by Peter Coyote, it is a captivating story of a boy's survival in the northern Canadian woods. My son was mesmerized. He and I thoroughly enjoyed the story, and it helped time pass quickly on our long drive north. I think the entire audio version is just over 3 hours, with 3 CD's. I highly recommend this book for any youngster who's curious about learning survival skills, and imagines what it would be like to have to survive on their own.
I read this book with my six year old daughter and her response was incredible. She begged me to read the next chapter each night, and we had wonderful discussions about what is truly important in life. If you have a younger advanced reader I would say go for it!
This is a GREAT book. It is intended for youth, I think, but I really enjoyed it myself. I have a grandson who is having problems reading so I purchased the kindel book with the audible narration for him. He was enchanted. It really helped him to be able to read the words while listening to the narration. I bought the entire series for him and am so pleased with his response. He is on the third book right now and can hardly waid to finish his chores and homework each night so that he can read more of his book. My thanks to Gary Paulsen for creating a series of books that hold the interest of the reader and encourage them to learn the love of reading.
I loved this book. This book had all of the right story leading up to the plot. I love this book because it is a great book for a thrill. When you are reading it you always want to know what is going to happen next. This book was great at having different parts of action and then calmed down and then it went back up again. There was a little bit of foreshadowing in this book that would show how Brian would survive and this gave the reader a little bit of relief. I would like to find more books like this one. I love reading survival books and see how people deal with different challenges. A lot of the time books can give great ideas for what to do in real life. Though surviving with only a hatchet would be hard it is always wanting you to know what will happen next. This is a great book and I would read it again. I want to read more books from Gary Paulson because I loved this book so much. It is an easy and fun read. This book was awesome!
I really loved this book as a young boy in elementary school. That was probably the last time I read through it.

Feeling nostalgic, I decided to go ahead and pick this up to re-read it after all these years. It holds up decently as an adult but you really notice it's flaws.

My main complaint is that it ends so abruptly. I don't remember that, but the end of the books feels really rushed, like the author said, "Whoops, I'm going on too long here," and decided to wrap it up quickly. Not so noticeable as a young kid with a short attention span but pretty jarring when an adult. Still, this book was made for kids so it's excusable.
Dead Samurai
I could not stop reading Hatchet. The story is astonishing - not least because author Gary Paulsen says he himself experienced nearly everything that happens to the book's only real character, Brian. The adventures and threats and risks and successes of trying to survive alone in the Canadian wilderness are told in rich detail. But the most riveting parts of Hatchet are those that show how Brian's mind works, because his brain, even more than his body, has to make sense of his new world. Paulsen brilliantly describes, sometimes second by second, how Brian wrestles with shock, fear, confusion, and the absolute need to survive. Although to my surprise I found six or eight typos in this edition, I consider the story and the writing outstanding.
Stylish Monkey
When "Hatchet" was first published, I was 17 and heading off to college and was losing touch with young adult novels. Twenty three years later, I heard my son mention this as required reading in a 5th grade reading challenge our county library, King County Washington, puts on every hear. Once again, I paid little attention until about three weeks ago and we were in a book store, this was sitting on an end-cap and he mentioned how much he liked the book and that I should give it a try. Right there, I went on my phone and downloaded the kindle edition and started reading it when I got home. One nonstop sitting later and I was done, completely enveloped in the story of Brian Robeson that Gary Paulsen created.

This coming of age story about survival and finding oneself after being left to ones own devices in the wilderness. This novel reminded me a lot of another young adult book I read a few years ago and loved, "Touching Spirit Bear". Unlike "Touching Spirit Bear", "Hatchet" starts with Brian, child of recently divorced parents, being sent to visit his father in Canada where he now works. Brian is being flown from his mother's in Long Island on a single prop plane when the pilot has a heart attack mid-flight, dies and Brian survives the crash of the plane.

Like all good coming of age stories, Brian encounters his share of believable, but harrowing encounters with nature, animals and his own internal demons (his parents divorce and the secret he knows that led to their break-up). As a child of divorce, I can still relate to the emotional turmoil that Paulsen creates with Brian and can imagine how much more powerful this book would be to an early teen going through life transformations, especially someone in a similar family situation. As an adult, I found this to be a entertaining read and adventure and will be certain my younger two children read it as they get older.
A must read! I'm not a huge reader, never really enjoyed physical reading, I much prefer audio books, but this book is a childhood favorite that I can read over and over again! Any kid would love this book!