Gary paulsen is one of the most honored writers of contemporary literature for young readers, author of three newbery honor titles, dogsong, hatchet, and the winter room. The novel is about a thirteen year old brian robeson who is on his way to visit his father for the summer in a single engine plane, the cessna 406 bush plane. Paulsen has created a fascinating detailed, and realistic account. Brian is on his way to canada to visit his estranged father when the pi. Newbery awardwinner gary paulsen s bestknown book comes to audio in this breathless, heartgripping drama about a boy pitted against the wilderness with only a hatchet and a will to live. This book was the best book i ever read because i like how. I do not mind a tragedy, nor do i balk at watching the man beaten down. The gary paulsen collection by gary paulsen four classic books from newbery honoree gary paulsen are now available in one boxed set. It is the first novel of five in the hatchet series. Gary paulsen, author of hatchet, on diligence, surviving in the. Hatchet book by gary paulsen, drew willis official publisher. In 100 best books for children anita silvey says that, the book was actually inspired by a visit to the hershey, pennsylvania, middle school in. On his way to visit his recently divorced father in the canadian mountains, thirteenyearold brian robeson is the only survivor when the singleengine.
The story is astonishing not least because author gary paulsen says he himself experienced nearly everything that happens to the books only real character, brian. Plausible, taut, this survival story is a spellbinding account. This special anniversary edition includes a new introduction and commentary by author gary paulsen, penandink illustrations by drew willis, and a water. Meet gary paulsen, the awardwinning author of hatchet, in this scholastic book clubsexclusive interview and let your students discover how his experiences. Gary paulsen plausible, taut, this survival story is a spellbinding account. The hatchet is one of three newberry awards that gary paulsen has earned. Hatchet book by gary paulsen official publisher page simon. The novel chronicles in gritty detail brians mistakes, setbacks, and small triumphs as, with the help of the hatchet, he manages to survive the 54 days alone in the. He has written over 100 books for adults and young readers. The adventures and threats and risks and successes of trying to survive alone in the canadian wilderness are told in rich detail. Gary paulsen has 224 books on goodreads with 7407 ratings.907 463 743 1201 1046 941 1300 919 37 1544 754 1204 1109 668 1010 1003 1258 1436 1084 351 247 866 165 648 1436 80 500 806 737 1302 466 502 721 954 1275 137 568 545 342 568 769