Hatchet (Brian's Saga Series #1) [NOOK Book]

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This award-winning contemporary classic is the survival story with which all others are compared—and a page-turning, heart-stopping adventure.

Thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson is on his way to visit his father when the single-engine plane in which he is flying crashes. Suddenly, Brian finds himself alone in the Canadian wilderness with nothing but a tattered Windbreaker and the hatchet his mother gave him as a present—and the dreadful secret ...
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Hatchet (Brian's Saga Series #1)

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Overview

This award-winning contemporary classic is the survival story with which all others are compared—and a page-turning, heart-stopping adventure.

Thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson is on his way to visit his father when the single-engine plane in which he is flying crashes. Suddenly, Brian finds himself alone in the Canadian wilderness with nothing but a tattered Windbreaker and the hatchet his mother gave him as a present—and the dreadful secret that has been tearing him apart since his parent’s divorce. But now Brian has no time for anger, self pity, or despair—it will take all his know-how and determination, and more courage than he knew he possessed, to survive.

After a plane crash, thirteen-year-old Brian spends fifty-four days in the Canadian wilderness, learning to survive with only the aid of a hatchet given him by his mother, and learning also to survive his parents' divorce.

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"Prolific...powerful....Among the best of his books."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781442403321
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
  • Publication date: 8/25/2009
  • Series: Brian's Saga Series , #1
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 4,157
  • Age range: 10 - 14 Years
  • Lexile: 1020L (what's this?)
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Gary Paulsen is one of the most honored writers of contemporary literature for young readers. He has written more than one hundred book for adults and young readers, and is the author of three Newbery Honor titles: Dogsong, Hatchet, and The Winter Room. He divides his time among Alaska, New Mexico, Minnesota, and the Pacific.
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  • Posted May 18, 2010

    the best book ever

    We recommend this book Hatchet to 5th graders and 6th graders who like adventure and exploration. Most of the book is about a 13 year old boy named Brian who survives in the Canadian Wilderness. He had to survive from wild animals and try not to starve to death! From being a city boy his skills won't help him here.This book is good,read it!

    117 out of 126 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2010

    Survival skills and adventure tied up with inner strenght building.

    The Hatchet by Gary Paulsen was a great "chapter book" for our family. My boys are 10 and 6 years old. They could remember each night what happened the night before because they really cared about the main character, Brian. My son's 3rd grade teacher is now reading it to her class. Even the "restless" kids are silent and still.
    I think the writing style lends itself a bit better to silent reading as opposed to reading aloud because it is all thoughts in Brian's head. The thought segments made for a bit awkward reading at times but worth the effort.
    I love books that can offer knowledge we can store in the back of our minds for future reference if needed. Challenging times make us stronger!
    Some 6 year olds may find some parts too scary, but 8 and up will love it.

    62 out of 72 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 13, 2011

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    Loved it

    this book is amazing. hard to put down, Can't wait to read the next.

    37 out of 54 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 26, 2011

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    This is a good book

    Nosidam from Joe's Fish
    Hatchet is any amazing book. Hatchet is a book about a 13 year old boy whose parents are divorced. Just because of a secret. One day he was flying on a plain to see his dad. The next thing you know the plane crashes into a weird shaped looking lake. He is stuck on a stranded island and trying to survive and get back to his dad. He has to survive with very little plant food and salty water. But how will he be able to survive? Read it in the book Hatchet.

    34 out of 40 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2009

    I LOVE THIS BOOK

    This book is the best book I have ever read.It is very funny and scary at the same time.EVERYONE SHOULD READ IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    29 out of 38 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2010

    franks reveiw

    I love this book! Normally I have a hard time finding a book I like but when I do I can't put it down. Hatchet is one of those books. This book keeps you on the edge of your seat! This book takes a huge turn when Brian's pilot has a heart attack and the plane crashes. I do disagree with a few things though. For instance, out of nowhere a tornado comes at Brian in the middle of a Canadian forest. Also, an insane moose attacks him in the woods and forces him into a pond. Gary Paulson also makes his sentences one word or half a page. Last his ending was way too short. It was as if he ran out of pages. Overall I recommend this book to action lovers and people who like suspense.

    28 out of 37 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 20, 2010

    Man vs Wild,Great survial book

    I think this was a great survial book,with action,suspence,and wonder.I reccommed this to all age sizes,i read it when i was 12 and i couldn't stop reading it.It always has you asking questions,will he surive,how will he handle this,what will he do??It's an easy read,and its not that long of a book.Everyone should atleast try to read this book.

    26 out of 34 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 22, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    The lastest but bestest!!!

    this is an very awsome book...love it when i was reading it...mostly all your books are great..thanks for your time

    26 out of 35 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2012

    Hi

    It says $2.99 on the cover but it is a great book:)

    24 out of 40 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2002

    DO NOT READ THISS BOOK

    This was the worst book I have ever read.Though the book had some interesting events definately not worth reading.

    21 out of 160 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 19, 2009

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    hahahaha

    Brian Robeson is a thirteen-year old, flying in a single-engine plane to visit his father. The pilot suffers a massive heart attack and dies. Brian must somehow land the plane. Brian lands the plane but now he is lost and alone in the wilderness with only a hatchet. Will Brian survive? I chose this book because someone told me it was good and it was on my fifth grade reading list. I am ten years old. It's a good story but some of the parts were a little to detailed for me and they made me a little sick to my stomach. I think this book would be good for sixth graders and older.

    14 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2012

    Great book

    Recommended by me for ages 10+

    13 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2012

    Awesome

    I love this book. I am reading it at my school and it is very interesting. ! =]

    12 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2010

    What Good Book

    Introduction
    I like this book for all the cool things Brian does.
    Description and summary of main points
    Brain live with his mom and his dad lives in Canada. So fly up to his and the pilot died then the plane goes down in the Canada forest. Brian live out in the forest with bear, moose, wolf, deer, fish and etc.
    Evaluation
    How long can Brian live in the Canada food chain.
    Conclusion
    I recommended book for boys ten and up. This book funny ,sad and one of the greatest book I have read.
    Your final review
    My final review is read this book if your man enough.

    12 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 15, 2009

    more from this reviewer

    RATED E

    HATChET
    In the book Hatchet, Brian Robenson is driving with his mom to New York to stay with his dad. Because his mom and dad got divorced because his mom cheated on his dad. Right before Brian left the car his mom gave him a hatchet as a gift. While Brian was flying to New York something happened. He was in one of those two person planes which was pretty small. The driver had a heart attack and died the plane stayed up for about an hour. Brian had to think fast to control the plane sense he thought it would just run out of gas and go down. But when the driver had a heart attack he kicked something a little switch or something which through them off course. Sense it was out of gas he crashed into a lake in Canada not New York. And that is were our adventure begins.

    BY : STEVEN

    11 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2009

    Hatchet by Gary Paulson

    Hatchet is about a 13-year-old boy who is stranded in the Canadian Wilderness and has to find a way to survive with only a hatchet and live off the land.



    The most critical moments in the book is when the pilot is having a heart attack and when it crashes he has to swim back into the airplane to get medical supplies so he can survive even longer. (The plane crashed in a lake in the wilderness)


    The story starts off with Brian receiving a hatchet from his mother. He then gets on the plane and starts his trip to the Canadian Wilderness to help his father then out of no where the pilot has a heart attack and he must find a way too fly the plane down safely in a lake and the rest of the story has to do with just trying to survive. The book greatly describes trying to survive when there is no food, no water and no supplies. The author has wrote many books just like hatchet such as..Mr.Tucket,The river, and many more books

    Brian faces many challenges in this book like staying warm from the cold at night, And trying to keep dangerous animals away from him

    10 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2004

    A Sucky Pointless Book

    Hatchet is boring. All that really goes on is: He finds food. He sees a new animal. He has a flashback.One more boring thing happens. Brian is an Idiot as far as I'm concerned.

    10 out of 57 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2012

    Awesome

    I love it i read it in fifth grade and LOVED it!!!! :)

    9 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2012

    Addicting

    This is a story about a boy named Brain, who is thirteen and was on a plane to vist his dad ,cause his mother and father got divorsed ,and while in the plane the pilot of the plane got a heart attack and died. And now Brain was all alone and he had two opptions wait until the plane run out of gas, or pull down the plane and try to land it.

    9 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2011

    Ahhhhhh

    I need it like... BAD

    9 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

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