Add your rating See all kid reviews. A city boy is stranded in the Canadian wilderness, equipped with nothing but a hatchet and the clothes on his back.
Brian is flying on a plane to visit his dad and the pilot gets a heart attack. But Brian doesn't have any experience to drive a plane, so he crashes and lands in the water and he has to swim all the way to land.
Click here to see the rest of this review He ends up at the Canadian Wilderness.
He builds a shelter from his hatchet, his mother gave him, and the wilderness is a forest so he cuts down a lot of trees. Brian is struggling to get a fire, but finally he sucseeds by using his hatchet and a rock.
What Brian eats is raspberries at first, then he trys to eat fish, but he finally just eats birds, with his bow and arrow he invented. He drinks the water in the lake he first landed on.
In the beginning he saw a bear, in the middle he saw another bear with cubs, and also in the middle he saw a wolf, and again in the middle he saw a porcupine and it shot quills at Brian's leg, it hurt him bad.
Also towards the end Brian saw a moose close to the lake and it pushed Brian into the water and again and again and fianlly he got up and his ribs were very hurt because that was where the moose had hit him.
A very magor sad event comes towards the end also, a tornado comes and destroys all of Brians shelter, and everything except the hatchet.
Brian works again and rebuilds his shelter. His parents are divorced and because of this he was forced to visit them one at a time. Brian has to go and fly out to the Canadian oil fields to see his father. On his way there the pilot of the plane had a heart attack. Brian, who had no idea how to fly a plane was forced to land the plane.
Then he realized that the plane was almost out of fuel. He crashes at the edge of a small lake. Brian injured and in the wilderness, he creates a shelter out of a hollowed out boulder and manages to create fire by using his hatchet and a flint stone.
He is left alone in the wilderness with no food. Luckly he finds animals that he meticulosly killed. He also went fishing. Yet, even with this food, will it last him? The review of this Book prepared by Claren Edillor Brian is a 13 year old boy caught up in the divorce of his mother and father.
When Brian has to go and fly out to the Canadian oil fields to see his father, the pilot of his small one engine plane has a heart attack and dies, leaving Brian to fly the plane alone.
Brian flies until he runs out of fuel and crashes at the edge of a small lake alone, injured and in the wilderness. Brian creates a shelter out of a hollowed out boulder and manages to create fire by using his hatchet and a flint stone. With his hatchet he fashions tools to hunt and manages to do so successfully.
Even with his random strokes of luck, will it be enough to survive in the wilderness? He was in a plane crash and was the only one to survive. He is stranded in the Canadian wilderness having to supply game and shelter. All he has is the hatchet that his mother give him before he got on the plane.
He uses this to skin his game and food. He is only a teenager so he has lots of times when he gets frustrated and just wants to give up. Will he be able to go on and survive?Hatchet is first.
The River was written second, but I would read Brian's Winter second (it's an alternate sequel about what would have happened if Hatchet had ended differently), then read The River, Brian's Return and Brian's Hunt. 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/5(2K).
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