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One mild swear word. The plane crash is described. Brian is attacked by wild animals. He kills small birds, animals and fish for food to survive. There is a brief mention of Brian trying to kill himself with his hatchet after it seems all hope of rescue has gone. He sees her kissing him.
Brian repeatedly replays this scene in his mind and is very disturbed by it. The rating of 3 in this category is based on a 6th grade reader, it would probably be lower for the older reader.
There are plenty of emotions described in this book. Brian then watches the pilot die from a heart attack. This leads to his fear of dying while the plane crashes. The rest of the book has Brian dealing with the emotional trauma of survival—being injured several times, living alone, being attacked by wild animals, and fearing death by starvation.
Synopsis year-old Brian Robeson is flying over the Canadian wilderness in a single engine airplane when the pilot, the only other person on board, has a heart attack and dies.
Miraculously, Brian survives the crash into a small lake. Brian must quickly learn to survive in this harsh new wilderness environment. Patience, tenacity, ingenuity, and common sense are all mental skills Brian develops as he struggles for daily survival.
Brian soon realizes that his hatchet, a present from his mom as he boarded the plane, is invaluable in building a shelter and making a fire, tools and weapons. He gathers berries and hunts fish, birds and small animals for food, but after 54 days of relying on his wits and skills, Brian finds the survival pack from the airplane, uses the transmitter and is rescued.
The boy who returns home is a changed Brian—one who has discovered his own inner strength.
This Newbery Honor novel appeals to boys who long for outdoors-style action and adventure. The author used his own personal knowledge to give a realistic portrayal of what it would take to survive in the wilderness.
It also explored the emotional aspects of survival more than I had expected. It would be a great movie, but would definitely be PG-rated.Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug.
15th, MORE BY GARY PAULSEN. Children. FISHBONE'S SONG. by Gary Paulsen Children. SIX KIDS AND A STUFFED CAT. by Gary Paulsen Children. FIELD TRIP.
by Gary Paulsen our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. The hatchet works, but just as Brian is bending a piece of aluminum away from the braces holding it, he drops the hatchet in the lake.
He is devastated and can’t believe that he has done it. He can’t survive without the hatchet.
It has been the tool that has helped him build everything. Gary Paulsen has received great acclaim and many awards for his novels written for young people. HATCHET, and its sequel, THE RETURN, are among his best-known works. He has sailed the Pacific and competed in the gruelling 1, mile Iditarod dog-sled race across Alaska.
Parent reviews for Hatchet. Common Sense says. Hold on tight for an intense tale of survival. I love action and hunting and this book was full of it. Gary Paulsen is a great author. This review Helped me decide (4) Hatchet Book Review. Oct 06, · This weekend I read Hatchet by Gary Paulsen.
It is a young adult fiction book, the story of Brian Robeson and survival. It was a good book, very short read. Took about a few hours to complete but it was a worthy read. Book Review The RA Expeditions (I and II) Thor Heyerdahl.
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