Brian had been distraught over his parents' im ...more
You can create an account with my Burbank Library and borrow the audio book …moreNearly every library in the US has both a Kindle or Audio books component.
You can create an account with my Burbank Library and borrow the audio book as I did. Story telling is the original way humans conferred knowledge even before writing.
Hatchet is well told by a wonderful voice talent, Peter Coyote.
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1. I could readily empathize with Brian's wonders, fears and accomplishments;
2. being from northern Canada myself, I was quite pleased when I correctly recognized the flora and fauna Brian encountered as food sources, such as his so-called "gu ...more
1. If you see a man grimacing in pain, it could be a heart attack. If this man is the pilot of a charter prop plane that you're flying alone in, you could be fucked.
2. If you eat mysterious berries, they just might give you severe diarrhea. And, having just been marooned in a plane crash, you could lack the proper facilities to expel the diarrhea within. So, you could end up shitting your brains out in a cave. Since the tender age of 9, when I glanced upon the pages o ...more
Read for our classics readalong series! Discussion next Friday 5/29 on the blog.
Hatchet is a 1986 young-adult wilderness survival novel written by American writer Gary Paulsen.
It is the first novel of five in the Brian's Saga series. Brian Robeson is a thirteen-year-old son of divorced parents. As he travels from Hampton, New York, to Canada to visit his estranged father when the pilot of his small prop plane suffers a heart attack.
Brian is forced to crash-land the plane in a lake--and finds himself stranded in the remote Canadian wi ...more
Hatchet is a story of survival. The protagonist is a thirteen-year ...more
Just imagine........you're 13 years old......you're riding shotgun in a Cessna......your pilot is suddenly unconscious. What do you do?
After the crash, young Brian Robeson has a big problem, much bigger than his secret. In shock, without food or water and alone in the north woods of Canada, he had only his wits and a hatchet as survival tools.
Brian comes face-to-face with some pretty scary and dangerous creatures of the night.....and day....that made for a great learning experience for...more
It did not take me long to get through Hatchet during my daily lunchtime walks. It held my interest throughout, but probably wasn’t even long enough to lose it! It is definitely geared toward pre and early teens – however, there are a co ...more
Brian has to survive in the Canadian Woods on his own for a summer. He learns to make fire, shelter and hunt for fish and birds. There is also a divorce theme going on as Brian's parents have recently split.
This is your typical survival tale. Brian does face some harsh environments and he learns to be tough physically and more importantly - mentally. He doesn ...more
Hatchet is probably the worst book I have ever read, and I have read a lot of books. The only reason wh ...more
before he leaves , his mother gives him a hatchet. after, he sets off, he talks with the pilot and has a little fun by piloting the airplane swerving and swoppoing up and down. until suddenly, the pilot has a heartattack becasue of gas and dies. brian is forced to fly the plane himself, but until t ...more
Seriously, I read this maybe in fourth grade? It was definitly in elementary school, because I remember it was at the same time that we we doing "survival skills"* in Girl Scouts. Not that I ever wanted to be trapped by myself in the wilderness, but I spent a lot of my time in my backyard pretending to find flint with my sister, and starting imaginary fires to keep warm. In winter we dug ourselves igloos. I always went camping with my parents, so this book started a lot of Q&A's ...more
I have read Hatchet a few times and listened to it with the fam a couple times in the car, and taught it and each time it reads better and better. Just listened to Peter Coyote read it while riding back from Yellowstone, and loved it. Great story, well told, well read.
An adventure story in part based on tough guy (with a big heart) Paulson's own survival of a plane crash and other near death experiences. When I think of that kid there finding ways to survive a ...more
Hatchet I definitely read in middle school at the instruction of my librarian (we had a sort of once-weekly class in the library to introduce us to t ...more
This is a book that really has you rooting for poor unlucky Brian to have something turn out right for once, he faces horrible situation after horrible situation! I love survival stories, children without adult stories, this is quite a tough story, I err on the survival stories where you have some sort of home created, some comforting details, much appreciated because of the hardship. Brian certainly had a lot of hardship and how ironic that when he finds (view spoiler)[ after 2 months ...more
This book is in the 1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up challenge I am doing. ...more
Perhaps middle-grade readers are less likely to find this negative. I wish it could have just been the story straightforward, without the constant repetitions.
As it sits, I couldn't rate it as more than "just ok" ...more
A second later it dawned on me that I knew the rest of the story. Another second later, I realized it wasn't because the survival trope was so damn commo ...more
Young Brian is flying to Canada to visit his father during the summer after his parents have recently gotten divorced. The reason as well as the divorce itself are eating away at Brian. That is until his pilot has a heart attack and he crashes in the middle of the Canadian wilderness and has to get creative in order to survive.
The book is relatively minimalist, but that in no way makes it less good. It's the story of a boy and nature and the unbreakable spirit of some pe ...more
On his way to visit his father after his parents have divorced, Brian's plane crashes, deep in the Canadian wilderness. Brian is the only survivor. How will he keep himself alive?This book was recommended to me by a kid at church, and her enthusiasm convinced me to pick it up.
I would have loved this book when I was the right age for it. It's an excellent tale of determination and resourcefulness, as 12-year-old Brian explores his surroundings and searches his brain for every lit ...more
Running away from home at the age of 14 and traveling with a carnival, Paulsen acquired a taste for adve ...more