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Hatchet 30th Anniversary Edition, Gary Paulson (Brian's Saga Book 1)

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Celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the Newbery Honor–winning survival novel Hatchet with a pocket-sized edition perfect for travelers to take along on their own adventures. This special anniversary edition includes a new introduction and commentary by author Gary Paulsen, pen-and-ink illustrations by Drew Willis, and a water resistant cover.

Thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson, haunted by his secret knowledge of his mother’s infidelity, is traveling by single-engine plane to visit his father for the first time since the divorce. When the plane crashes, killing the pilot, the sole survivor is Brian. He is alone in the Canadian wilderness with nothing but his clothing, a tattered windbreaker, and the hatchet his mother had given him as a present.

At first consumed by despair and self-pity, Brian slowly learns survival skills—how to make a shelter for himself, how to hunt and fish and forage for food, how to make a fire—and even finds the courage to start over from scratch when a tornado ravages his campsite. When Brian is finally rescued after fifty-four days in the wild, he emerges from his ordeal with new patience and maturity, and a greater understanding of himself and his parents.

By Gary Paulsen
Illustrated by: Drew Willis
For Ages: 10 - 14


  •  3 Apples Book Award Master List (NY)
  •  ALA Best of the Best Books for Young Adults
  •  ALA Newbery Honor Book
  •  ALA Notable Children's Books
  •  Booklist Best Of 80's
  •  Booklist Editors' Choice
  •  Buckeye Award
  •  CBC/NCSS Notable Children's Book in Social Studies
  •  Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award (VT)
  •  Flicker Tale Children's Book Award
  •  Georgia Children's Book Award
  •  Golden Archer Award (WI)
  •  Iowa Teen Award
  •  Massachusetts Children's Book Award
  •  Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award (MN)
  •  Minnesota Book Award
  •  Oregon Battle of the Books List
  •  Sequoyah YA Book Award (OK)
  •  Virginia Young Readers Book Award
  •  William Allen White Children's Book Award (KS)
  •  Young Hoosier Book Award (IN)

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