Brian is alone.

Really alone.

He was on his way to visit his dad when the single engine airplane he’s flying in crashes in the Canadian wilderness.

All he has is his tattered windbreaker and the hatchet his mom gave him right before he left.

And he realizes that the plane was probably very off course when it crashed, so even though people are looking for him – they’re not likely to find him.

Slowly, with innumerable failures, Brian learns to find food, make shelter and even clothes. He learns to watch the weather and animals for news – and finds a courage to survive he didn’t know he had.

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen is a great book – especially for boys. I highly recommend his books, even though I’ve only read a few.

Highly recommended for ages 10 and up.

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