Experiences the highs and lows of survival alongside Brian as he spends 54 days alone in the Canadian wilderness. A Novel Type offers you three wrapped packages filled with things Brian wishes he had access to for you to get started on your own adventures.
This box includes: Hatchet by Gary Paulsen, three wrapped gifts to open as you read and a free, book specific Spotify playlist.
Age Recommendation: 13-16
Thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson, haunted by his secret knowledge of his mother’s infidelity, is traveling by single-engine plane to visit his father for the first time since the divorce. When the plane crashes, killing the pilot, the sole survivor is Brian. He is alone in the Canadian wilderness with nothing but his clothing, a tattered windbreaker, and the hatchet his mother had given him as a present.
At first consumed by despair and self-pity, Brian slowly learns survival skills—how to make a shelter for himself, how to hunt and fish and forage for food, how to make a fire—and even finds the courage to start over from scratch when a tornado ravages his campsite. When Brian is finally rescued after fifty-four days in the wild, he emerges from his ordeal with new patience and maturity, and a greater understanding of himself and his parents.