Hatchet

Hatchet

eBook - 2009
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Brian Robeson, 13, is the only passenger on a small plane flying him to visit his father in the Canadian wilderness when the pilot has a heart attack and dies. The plane drifts off course and finally crashes into a small lake. Miraculously Brian is able to swim free of the plane, arriving on a sandy tree-lined shore with only his clothing, a tattered windbreaker, and the hatchet his mother had given him as a present.
Publisher: 2009
ISBN: 9781442403321
Branch Call Number: eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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ellamil
Jul 07, 2018

I think this book is quite interesting. It’s a good survival and adventure story that has its own perks, it also has a interesting back story.

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arta_2
Jul 04, 2018

This book is a very realistic and astonishing masterpiece. It grabs your inner attention instantly just as you sink in the first few chapters and it's literally almost impossible to move away from!
I couldn't stop reading as soon as I got my hands on it! I 10/10 recommend this remarkable book!

Age category: 9+

Type: Survival, a long journey, thrilling

Recommendation: 10/10

cmlibrary_rkimray May 31, 2018

A thoroughly engaging survival story! I wish that I had been assigned this book as school reading, and I can easily see how it has remained a classic. Hand this to any kid who likes the I Survived books, and I'm sure they will love it!

SnoIsleLib_BrianTH Mar 22, 2018

The Hatchet is an iconic book for anyone who read it in grade school. It is very easy to get wrapped up in this book and kids are almost guaranteed to like it.

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anne1212li
Feb 18, 2018

The "Hatchet" is a wonderful story that is realistic and intellectual. The author, Gary Paulsen has created a bright, relatable book that inspires kids and adults of all ages. After the first chapter, I was spellbound by what Brian was dealing with and empathetic of Brians sadness and confusion. He has shown a great deal of courage, by surviving in the wilderness alone. I was captivated by his adventurous spirit and loving personality. In other words, I believe that this book is AWESOME!! Hope you enjoy. :)

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Sep 17, 2017

Hatchet is the survival story of Brian Robeson after he gets lost in the Canadian wilderness after a plane crash. He was on his way to visit his dad, but after the pilot underwent a heart attack and dies they crash into the wilderness. I found the story entertaining and action packed. The story was great and made even better with the aspects and added drama of Brian trying to survive, and the problems and incidences he faced along the way made it great. I found the entire book very interesting although I did find some parts a bit unrealistic. It's weird to think that anyone would be able to do what Brian did, especially since Brian didn't have much outdoor knowledge. The book was fun to read and entertaining. You don't need to be a survival expert to enjoy this great book. I rate it 4/5 stars.
- @Storm17 of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

This first book of a five part series follows Brian Robeson, a 13 year-old boy with divorced parents. As he travels to his father his plane crashes in a lake surrounded by a forest. Brian now has to find a way to land, survive and find a way back home. This book captures the frustrations of living off the land and the reader can be fully immersed and feel what it really feels like to be isolated with no help. Brian as a character is very interesting as well, as he has no background on survival and is just a normal teenager. Hatchet sparks conversation between our youth. As I read this I could not help but wonder, what would I do if I were in Brian's situation? This is a great read.
- @TRBB99 of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

GCPL_Teen Jul 26, 2017

This classic is a great read for girls and boys alike. The action and adventure in a rugged outdoor setting keep the reader's interest.

JCLBeckyC Jul 19, 2017

This riveting book is a great pick for reluctant readers. Listening to the audiobook version is a great way to pass time on long family car rides. Brian is a tough, thoughtful character who should appeal to all genders and ages. This completely believable survival story is both action packed and a tribute to the amazing power of the mind. Highly recommended.

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LIAMM2005
Jun 09, 2017

this is a great survival book

DBRL_KrisA Apr 02, 2017

This is one of those books that all kids apparently read in school at a certain age. It wasn't written till the late 80s, so I was at that certain age too early.
This is a survival story. Brian is a passenger in a prop plane that crashes in the (I guess) Canadian wilderness. He's the only survivor, and has to learn everything he needs to make it in the wild on his own.
Other readers have complained that Brian as a character is pretty bland, that he's not very well fleshed out. But the book is not about Brian; it's about the ability of someone (in this case, a thirteen-year-old city boy) to survive with next to no resources and almost no skills.
I really enjoyed this book, as an adventure story for young readers. I had a couple quibbles - mostly Paulsen's habit of repeating phrases; he repeats phrases; repeats them - but overall, this was a good, fairly quick read. I'm curious to know what the rest of the books in the series will add to the story.

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2book1
Apr 14, 2017

After a plane crash in the Canadian wilderness, thirteen year old, Brain must learn to survive the wilderness with the use of his only tool a hatchet.

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Kevin_xiao
Jul 08, 2015

this is about a boy named brian survivaling in the wildernees after his plane crashed

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Tim2514434
Jun 10, 2015

Brian Robeson is going to his dad's home in Canada but the pilot of the small bush plane he is riding has a heart attack and dies. Brian has to land the plane and survive in the wilderness.

Ninja_Kevin Jun 17, 2012

The book that I Have just finished is called, “The Hatchet” by Gary Paulsen a realistic-fiction book. In the book the protagonist is, Brian Robeson a fourteen year old teenager. The setting which most took place was the forest of Northern Canada. Brian is trying to go to Canada by an airplane to see his father during the summer; however, the pilot had a heart attack and died the plane; however, went out of control and Brian and the pilot fell down into a lake in the Northern Canada forest. The protagonist is the obstacles is the things in the forest that is trying to get him dead, for an example: the mosquitoes are keep on biting him and lead poison into his body which could lead him to death. There is a second part to the book which is called, “The River” also by Gary Paulsen and a realistic-fiction book.

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cros87
Mar 30, 2012

Brian Roberson was going to his father's for the summer.But his pilot had a heart attack and the plane crashed.Can Brian survie in the wildness

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2book1
Apr 14, 2017

When the going gets tough, the tough get going.

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marypatricee16
Jul 21, 2016

If he
had
fail
he
shall
try
again
-Robert U

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Kevin_xiao
Jul 08, 2015

the hatchet is what got me through all of this I must not give up

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Team_NMR
Jan 26, 2014

"Food was everything," Thought Brian.

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