DIVerse Families
 
Hatchet

Title

Hatchet

Authors

Gary Paulsen

Publisher

Simon Pulse

Pages

189 pages

Publication Year

1987

ISBN

9780027701302

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; Divorce; divorced parents; separate homes

Annotation

After a plane crash, thirteen-year-old Brian spends fifty-four days in the Canadian wilderness, learning to survive initially with only the aid of a hatchet given to him by his mother, and learning also to survive his parents' divorce.

Grade Level

6-8

Family Formation

divorced parents

Main Character

boy

Diversity Impact

indirect

Race/Ethnicities

White

Awards

Kids Reading List, 2008; 100 Best Books for BC Students, 2016; 100 Best Young Adult Books of All Time, 2015; 100 Great Childrens Books 100 Years, 2013; 30 Best Young Adult Books of All Time, 2016; Read Alouds Too-Good-To-Miss, 1990; Middle and Junior High School Library Catalog, Ninth Edition, 2005; Middle and Junior High School Library Catalog, Ninth Edition, 2005; Cliffhangers, 2003; Middle And Junior High School Library Catalog, Eighth Edition, 2000; Middle and Junior High School Library Catalog, Ninth Edition, 2005; YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 1998; Bluestem Award, 2015; Nominee; Reading Olympics Booklist, 2016; None; Battle of the Books, 2012-2013; Nominee; MRA Readers' Choice Award, 1993; Nominee; Bluestem Award, 2016; Nominee; Nene Award, 1993; Nominee; Pennsylvania Young Readers' Choice Award, 1992-1993; Nominee; Sequoyah Book Award, 1989-1990; Master List; Texas Bluebonnet Award, 1990-1991; Master List; Golden Sower Award, 1991; Nominee; Quahog Book Award, 2012; Nominee; Young Hoosier Book Award, 1990; NomineeThe de Grummond Children's Literature Collection; Sequoyah Book Award, 1990, Winner, Young Adult Book; 3 Apples Book Award, 2011, Finalist; Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award, 1989, Winner; Flicker Tale Children's Book Award, 1990, Winner, Juvenile Book; Georgia Children's Book Award, 1991, Winner, Georgia Children's Book Awards; Iowa Teen Award, 1990, Winner, Grades 6-9; John Newbery Medal, 1988, Honor Book; Massachusetts Children's Book Award, 1995, Winner; Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award, 1991, Winner; Minnesota Book Awards, 1988, Winner, Older Children; Buckeye Children's and Teen Book Award, 1991, Winner, Grades 6-8; Virginia Young Readers Program, 1990, Winner, Middle School; William Allen White Children's Book Award, 1990, Winner; Young Hoosier Book Award, 1991, Winner, Grades 6-8; 3 Apples Book Award, 2012, Finalist; Soaring Eagle Book Award, 1992, 1st Runner Up, Grades 7-12; Soaring Eagle Book Award, 1997, Winner, Grades 7-12; John Newbery Honor, 1988; 3 Apples Book Award, 2007, Finalist; Golden Sower Award, 1991, Honor, Intermediate; Virginia Readers' Choice Award, 1989-1990, Winner, Middle School

Keywords

survival; plane crash; death; fishing; shelter; tornado; berries; hunting; moose; bear

Item Type

Fiction

Format

chapter book

Hatchet

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