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Hatchet

Title

Hatchet

Authors

Gary Paulsen

Publisher

Simon Pulse

Publication Year

1987

ISBN

9780027701302

Pages

189 pages

Genre

realism

Format

chapter book

Item Type

Fiction

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

Topic

Family Relationships; Divorce; divorced parents; separate homes

Main Character

boy

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

divorced parents

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

Diversity Impact

indirect

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