Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

I can't believe I have never read this book before now.  If I still had a classroom, I would definitely do a read aloud with this book.  GREAT story of survival.  I think any 4th grader on up would enjoy it.

Summary from amazon:
 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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