Hatchet (Brian's Saga Series #1)

Hatchet (Brian's Saga Series #1)

by Gary Paulsen

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Overview

On his way to visit his recently divorced father in the Canadian mountains, thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson is the only survivor when the single-engine plane crashes. His body battered, his clothes in shreds, Brian must now stay alive in the boundless Canadian wilderness.

More than a survival story, Hathcet is a tale of tough decisions. When all is stripped down to the barest essentials, Brian discovers some stark and simple truths: Self-pity doesn't work. Despair doesn't work. And if Brian is to survive physically as well as mentally, he must discover courage.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780689840920
Publisher: Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books
Publication date: 04/01/2000
Series: Brian's Saga Series , #1
Edition description: Repackage
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 197,979
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.80(d)
Lexile: 1020L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

Gary Paulsen is one of the most honored writers of contemporary literature for young readers, author of three Newbery Honor titles, Dogsong, Hatchet, and The Winter Room. He has written over 100 books for adults and young readers. He divides his time among Alaska, New Mexico, Minnesota, and the Pacific.

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5thgradestudents More than 1 year ago
We recommend this book Hatchet to 5th graders and 6th graders who like adventure and exploration. Most of the book is about a 13 year old boy named Brian who survives in the Canadian Wilderness. He had to survive from wild animals and try not to starve to death! From being a city boy his skills won't help him here.This book is good,read it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Hatchet by Gary Paulsen was a great "chapter book" for our family. My boys are 10 and 6 years old. They could remember each night what happened the night before because they really cared about the main character, Brian. My son's 3rd grade teacher is now reading it to her class. Even the "restless" kids are silent and still. I think the writing style lends itself a bit better to silent reading as opposed to reading aloud because it is all thoughts in Brian's head. The thought segments made for a bit awkward reading at times but worth the effort. I love books that can offer knowledge we can store in the back of our minds for future reference if needed. Challenging times make us stronger! Some 6 year olds may find some parts too scary, but 8 and up will love it.
nosidamfromjoesfish More than 1 year ago
Nosidam from Joe's Fish Hatchet is any amazing book. Hatchet is a book about a 13 year old boy whose parents are divorced. Just because of a secret. One day he was flying on a plain to see his dad. The next thing you know the plane crashes into a weird shaped looking lake. He is stuck on a stranded island and trying to survive and get back to his dad. He has to survive with very little plant food and salty water. But how will he be able to survive? Read it in the book Hatchet.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book! Normally I have a hard time finding a book I like but when I do I can't put it down. Hatchet is one of those books. This book keeps you on the edge of your seat! This book takes a huge turn when Brian's pilot has a heart attack and the plane crashes. I do disagree with a few things though. For instance, out of nowhere a tornado comes at Brian in the middle of a Canadian forest. Also, an insane moose attacks him in the woods and forces him into a pond. Gary Paulson also makes his sentences one word or half a page. Last his ending was way too short. It was as if he ran out of pages. Overall I recommend this book to action lovers and people who like suspense.
MrRockstar More than 1 year ago
I think this was a great survial book,with action,suspence,and wonder.I reccommed this to all age sizes,i read it when i was 12 and i couldn't stop reading it.It always has you asking questions,will he surive,how will he handle this,what will he do??It's an easy read,and its not that long of a book.Everyone should atleast try to read this book.
Redneck4Ever More than 1 year ago
this is an very awsome book...love it when i was reading it...mostly all your books are great..thanks for your time
Balina More than 1 year ago
this book is amazing. hard to put down, Can't wait to read the next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is the best book I have ever read.It is very funny and scary at the same time.EVERYONE SHOULD READ IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ellen21 More than 1 year ago
Brian Robeson is a thirteen-year old, flying in a single-engine plane to visit his father. The pilot suffers a massive heart attack and dies. Brian must somehow land the plane. Brian lands the plane but now he is lost and alone in the wilderness with only a hatchet. Will Brian survive? I chose this book because someone told me it was good and it was on my fifth grade reading list. I am ten years old. It's a good story but some of the parts were a little to detailed for me and they made me a little sick to my stomach. I think this book would be good for sixth graders and older.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Introduction I like this book for all the cool things Brian does. Description and summary of main points Brain live with his mom and his dad lives in Canada. So fly up to his and the pilot died then the plane goes down in the Canada forest. Brian live out in the forest with bear, moose, wolf, deer, fish and etc. Evaluation How long can Brian live in the Canada food chain. Conclusion I recommended book for boys ten and up. This book funny ,sad and one of the greatest book I have read. Your final review My final review is read this book if your man enough.
lilly_lola More than 1 year ago
HATChET In the book Hatchet, Brian Robenson is driving with his mom to New York to stay with his dad. Because his mom and dad got divorced because his mom cheated on his dad. Right before Brian left the car his mom gave him a hatchet as a gift. While Brian was flying to New York something happened. He was in one of those two person planes which was pretty small. The driver had a heart attack and died the plane stayed up for about an hour. Brian had to think fast to control the plane sense he thought it would just run out of gas and go down. But when the driver had a heart attack he kicked something a little switch or something which through them off course. Sense it was out of gas he crashed into a lake in Canada not New York. And that is were our adventure begins. BY : STEVEN
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
THIS WAS THE BEST BOOK I HAVE EVER READ IN MY LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hatchet is about a 13-year-old boy who is stranded in the Canadian Wilderness and has to find a way to survive with only a hatchet and live off the land. The most critical moments in the book is when the pilot is having a heart attack and when it crashes he has to swim back into the airplane to get medical supplies so he can survive even longer. (The plane crashed in a lake in the wilderness) The story starts off with Brian receiving a hatchet from his mother. He then gets on the plane and starts his trip to the Canadian Wilderness to help his father then out of no where the pilot has a heart attack and he must find a way too fly the plane down safely in a lake and the rest of the story has to do with just trying to survive. The book greatly describes trying to survive when there is no food, no water and no supplies. The author has wrote many books just like hatchet such as..Mr.Tucket,The river, and many more books Brian faces many challenges in this book like staying warm from the cold at night, And trying to keep dangerous animals away from him
DustinWilliams More than 1 year ago
A thriling book for children 11 and up.
lalaland15 More than 1 year ago
This book is on my seventh grade reading list and i'm not a big fan.For one some parts are very unrealistic like if you get rammed by a moose twice and actulally come out of it with a few broken ribs is very unrealistic.Also,they repeat things to often for me like talking about "the secert" for most of the first part of the book.Over all it was very disapointing.I wouldn't recomend it.
Nathan More than 1 year ago
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

Hatchet is about a boy named Brian Robeson who is trapped in the wild after a plane crash and all he has is a hatchet to help him survive I like Hatchet because it has a lot of excitement. Hatchet starts out a little slow then it gets good. Hatchet is one of a few books in the series. I would give Hatchet 4 stars out of 5. It is one of the best books I have ever read. It is a great book and I would recommend it for anyone who likes adventure like me. So that¿s why I chose Hatchet for my book review because I wanted you to hear my opinion on the book. Hatchet is only part one in the series the other books include Brian¿s return and Brian¿s winter all by Gary Paulsen.
Guest More than 1 year ago
(1) Hatchet was an amazing story of the survival of a 13 year old boy named Brian in the Canadian wilderness. I really enjoyed this book and it held my interest with extraordinary descriptions and intense suspense. Hatchet contained adventure, but it also had deeper meanings not usually found in adventure stories. Although this book was not hard to read, and it was not very long, the descriptive details of the wilderness and the survival tactics kept me turning the pages. (2)A good lesson I learned from this book is that being positive will always help make a negative or difficult situation better. Reading this story really gave me a new appreciation for the necessities that I take for granted. (3)After reading this book I will appreciate some of the more simple things such as matches and pots and things like that. Brian's survival would have been much easier if he would have had a book of matches and some pots or pans.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is a wonderful book. i am a slow reader and this is the first book i read in only 2 days. i couldnt put it down! - read this!
ebookworm86 More than 1 year ago
Brian Robeson a young boy who’s family went through a divorce. Brian has been baring the secrete to why his mother wanted the divorce and it causes him a lot of grief. Now he has to visit his father over his summer break in Canada. On the way to the airport his mother gives him a hatchet. During his plane ride to Canada the pilot suffers a heart attack and dies. Brian ends up crashing in the lake. During his time in the forest he learns to provide for himself, be more observant to his surroundings, and to find joy and beauty in what he has after almost losing everything including his life.  I give the book a thumbs up! It’s an intriguing easy read. That I think both boys and girls around 5th or 6th grade would enjoy the adventure and suspense. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Will He Survive? Mac Will Brian Robeson survive in the wild forests of Canada? Find out in this magnificently written book about a thirteen year old boy that gets stranded in the Canadian forest. I think that even though I am only a fifth grader, my opinion still counts. The title of this book is Hatchet and the name of the author of this book is Gary Paulsen. I recommend this book because I think it is a amazingly written book with all the descriptive details and how it paints a picture in your mind. Hatchet is about a thirteen year old boy named Brian whose parents are divorced. Brian gets on a plane to go see his father when something not so good happens, but you’ll have to read it to find out. Hatchet kept me at the edge of my seat because of all the suspense in the book. I thought Gary Paulsen did a great job at being descriptive in his writing, especially in describing the forest. I definitely couldn’t put this book down because it kept me at the edge of my seat with all the suspense. Every time I got the chance, I would pick up this book and read it. If I were to give Hatchet a rating, I would definitely give it a five star rating.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wasn’t sure if I was going to like this book when our sixth grade teacher told us to read it, I was completely wrong! I was very interested in this book as soon as I started reading it. I was always interested to find out what was going to happen to Brian, the main character, next. I was also interested in the many survival techniques that Brian used to survive for the many days that he was out in the woods alone after his plane crash landed in the Canadian Forest. This is one of my favorite books that I’ve ever read. I love the way the author uses many writing techniques to create suspense. This is a great book and I’d recommend it to anyone that is thinking about reading it of any age!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
a great book about surviving
Giz-Mo More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book.
CajunGran More than 1 year ago
Picked this book up out of sheer desperation - needed something to pass the time during a long trip. Wow! It was such an escape, I could not put it down. I felt like I had been transported...appeals to all your senses making it so real. I felt like I had actually experienced or glimpsed living in the wild...or trying to survive....it was very good. Will have to check out this authors other books!
Ally11 More than 1 year ago
I read this when I was in sixth grade. It scared me at first because I realized even back than that this could happen to anyone...including myself. Yeah, quite a wake up for an eleven year old. It had me thinking about it from time to time over the years. Unforgettable. A must read for all sixth graders.