Hatchet – Above Grade Level Title
Accompanies Earthquake Terror Book Club Teacher’s Guide – Above Grade Level Title
Hatchet, by Gary Paulsen
Lexile – 1020, 181 pages.
Thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson is on his way to visit his father when the single-engine plane in which he is flying crashes. Suddenly, Brian finds himself alone in the Canadian wilderness with nothing but a tattered Windbreaker and the hatchet his mother gave him as a present – and the dreadful secret that has been tearing him apart since his parents’ divorce. But now Brian has no time for anger, self-pity, or despair – it will take all his know-how and determination, and more courage than he knew he possessed, to survive.