Publish date: April 1st 2000
Publisher: Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books
Pages no: 208
Edition language: English
, Read For School
, Realistic Fiction
Series: Brian's Saga (#1)
Brian is a 13 year old boy with divorced parents. One summer he decides to visit his father in northern Canada. Before he leaves, his mother gives him a hatchet as a parting gift. Brian boards a bush plane and takes off to go see his father. During the middle of the flight, the pilot suffers a medic...
This was a book I read in 5th grade and I really enjoyed it. Brian Robeson, the main character, is forced to learn to survive on his own. He gets trapped in the wilderness after he is in a plane crash and must learn to survive with one of the only things he has, a hatchet. This book is great for a s...
Hatchet is a great book about Brian who ends up lost and alone in the woods. He learns how to survive and use resources until he is rescued. His time and adventures are something that many students would enjoy reading about. I would use this book with an older elementary grade. Having students rea...
I've always enjoyed survival stories and it was nice to revisit this one. It has a touch of horror to it as well. I thought "the Secret" plot line was completely unnecessary and underdeveloped. I almost feel like an editor told Paulsen that Brian needed something about his home life to chew on while...
Hatchet is a very descriptive story that uses the senses to draw you in. I would use this book in 5th or 6th grade. I would have the students write about what they would include in a backpack and why.