Brian Robeson is flying to
visit his dad. The pilot has a heart attack and Brian crash lands the plane
in the middle of the Canadian wilderness. For 54 days in the wild, armed
only with a hatchet, we watch Brian fight for survival.
When my teacher started handing
out the books to my class i looked at the cover. It was very dull. It looked
boring but to my surprise the book is not boring at all!!!
Brian Robeson is a thirteen year-old boy. His parents are divorced. He
is sitting next to a pilot on a Cessna 406 heading to Canada to see his
The pilot has a heart-attack and Brian is left to fly it. Now if you were
a 13 year old and you didnt know how to fly a plan would you panic?? Well
the plane ended up crashing and Brian is the sole surviver. The only thing
he has is the clothes on his back and the Hatchet his mother gave him.
It is an excellent book i recomend it to teachers as a novel study. (Gr.6-8)
(Daria M. student, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Brian is a boy that parents
are divorced.Brian gets in a plain crash and lands in the Canadian woods
He ha snothing, but his hatchet.Brian was lost and didn't have much to
do.What if you were lost in the woods and did not have any food only a
hatchet? (Mica, email@example.com, K-12 student)
What would you do if you were
stuck in a forest all by your self with only a windbreaker and a Hatchet
to support your needs? Well this is what happened to Brain Robeson.
He was on his way to visit his father who was divorced from Brian's mother.
When all of the sudden the pilot started having a heart attack! What
was he to do? He decided to land in an L- shaped lake. Would
he live? Time passed... No one came... (Monet Jafari,
firstname.lastname@example.org, k-12 student)
Brian Robeson is a young boy,
who is stuck in the middle of his parentsâ€ô divorce when something
even worse and even more unpredictable happens. While flying north to the
Canadian oil fields to visit his father, the pilot of the small single
engine Cessna has a heart attack and dies mid flight. Brian, tries to take
control of the plane and land it safely. The plane crashes into an icy
lake and Brain narrowly escapes with his life. Now he is stuck in the middle
of the Canadian wilderness with only the clothes on his back, his windbreaker
and a hatchet to survive. Can Brian survive long enough to be rescued?
Or will the Canadian wilderness claim another life. (Colin Meyer,
CT-Meyer@wiu.edu, college student)
You are on a plane. You are
on your way to visit your father on the other side of the country because
your parents had just recently got divorced. Your mother was cheating on
your father and you had just recently found out. You plan on telling your
father as soon as you see him at the air port because you are full of rage.
The private plane you are on starts shaking in an unfamiliar way. You start
to get frightened so you walk toward the front of the plane where
you find your pilot having a heart attack. You are forced to land the plane
on your own. You end up landing, not so gracefully in the middle of now
where. Now what do you do? The plane is too damaged to radio for help...This
same scenario happened to a young boy named Brian. The only item Brian
has with him is a sharp new hatchet his mother had given to him as a gift
right before he got on the plane to visit his father. How will Brian survive?
Will he even survive? What will he eat? How will he make shelter? Will
he be able to start a fire without any matches? Find out by reading the
book The Hatchet by Gary Paulsen.
(Hillary O'Reilly, email@example.com,
In this fictional book, Hatchet,
by Gary Paulsen, Brian Robeson, is traveling on a bush plane to visit his
father in northern Canada for the summer. With the recent divorce of his
parents, he has a lot on his mind and is unsure of how to talk about it
or even deal with the situation. During the flight, the pilot suffers a
heart attack, causing 13-year old Bryan to take control and try to land
the plan. Unfortunately, the plane crashes into a lake in the forest, saving
nothing but a hatchet his mother had given him as a present. Brian mission
is to survive the wilderness. He must first learn to use his Hatchet, eat
whatever he finds like snapping turtle eggs, fish, berries and skunk, encounter
animals like wolves, beers, and moose, and make a shelter for himself.
Even with all this going on he still struggles with memories of home, and
the bitter divorce of his parents. A sudden tornado hits the area. Brian
makes a raft from a few broken off tree tops to get to the plane. He drops
his hatchet in the lake and must dive in to retrieve it. Inside the plane
he finds a survival pack with an emergency transmitter, many packs of food,
first aid kit, pot, and a riffle. Will any of these things help him go
back home or will he be stuck there for ever? Read this Newbery Honor book
filled with drama, and heart stopping chapters, that will keep you on the
edge of your seat to find out more about what lies in Brianís future.
(paulina pinzon, firstname.lastname@example.org, college student)