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The Resource Hatchet

Hatchet

Label
Hatchet
Title
Hatchet
Statement of responsibility
Gary Paulsen
Title variation
Cry in the wild
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Language
eng
Summary
This award-winning contemporary classic is the survival story with which all others are compared—and a page-turning, heart-stopping adventure, recipient of the Newbery Honor.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
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After a plane crash, thirteen-year-old Brian spends fifty-four days in the wilderness, learning to survive initially with only the aid of a hatchet given him by his mother, and learning also to survive his parents' divorce
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Award
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 1988
  • Buckeye Children's Book Award (Ohio), Grades 6-8, 1991.
  • Flicker Tale Children's Book Award (North Dakota) for Juvenile Fiction, 1990.
  • Georgia Children's Book Award, 1991.
  • Indian Paintbrush Book Award (Wyoming), 1990.
  • Iowa Teen Award, 1990.
  • Massachusetts Children's Book Award, 1995.
  • Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award (Minnesota), 1991.
  • Minnesota Book Award for Young Adult Books, 1988.
  • Sequoyah Book Awards (Oklahoma), Young Adult Books, 1990.
  • Soaring Eagle Book Award (Wyoming), 1997.
  • Surrey Book of the Year Award (British Columbia), 1990.
  • Virginia Readers' Choice Award for Middle School, 1990.
  • William Allen White Children's Book Award (Kansas), 1990.
  • Young Hoosier Book Award, Middle Books, 1991.
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079988
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HCO
Index
no index present
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1020
Literary form
fiction
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  • 6
  • 12
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Series statement
Brian's saga
Series volume
0001
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Hatchet
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:331eec0c-4559-46f1-be19-ee3c7edbe8b2
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781442403321
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Hatchet
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:331eec0c-4559-46f1-be19-ee3c7edbe8b2
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781442403321
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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