Imprint: Listening Library (Audio)
Grades: Grade 5 & Up
Ages: 10 and up
Release Date: June 27, 2006
3 Hours and 42 Minutes
Tags: survival, adventure, realistic fiction, wilderness, young adult, canada, divorce, ya, plane crash, nature, hatchet, children's, boys, children, action, coming of age, gary paulsen, teen, juvenile, juvenile fiction, children's literature, outdoors, paulsen, school, death, selsky, classic, children's fiction, wilderness survival, courage
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 parents’ 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.
“In a straightforward and compelling narration, Peter Coyote captures Brian's terror, anguish and exultation as he learns to survive alone in the wilderness.”–AudioFile