Prolific author Gary Paulsen writes powerful, simple stories told from the perspective of enterprising youngsters who learn how to triumph over adversity. Many of the more than six dozen titles Paulsen has written — including his latest, The River — are designated for young readers within a suggested age range. He writes clearly and honestly about subjects he knows intimately; his prose has dramatic impact yet is written undramatically. Sensational events are presented in an unsensational way.
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Gary James Paulsen born May 17,  is an American writer of young adult literature , best known for coming of age stories about the wilderness. He is the author of more than books and has written more than magazine articles and short stories, and several plays, all primarily for teenagers. He won the Margaret Edwards Award from the American Library Association in for his lifetime contribution in writing for teens. The book, which is written in the first person, begins when Paulsen was seven, living in Chicago with his mother. Paulsen described several traumatic occurrences that transpired during the three years that are chronicled by the book. For example, one day while his mother was napping, Gary sneaked outside to play. There a vagrant snatched him and apparently attempted to molest him, but his mother suddenly appeared on the scene and beat the man to death.
He spends the next fifty-four days alone with his hatchet and thoughts and must learn to fend for himself. Indeed Brian is frustrated and nervous at first, but eventually he comes around and is more determined to survive. He learns many things throughout his long stay of.
Hatchet is a Newbery Honor-winning young-adult wilderness survival novel written by American writer Gary Paulsen. Brian Robeson is a thirteen-year-old son of divorced parents. As he travels from Hampton, New York on a single-engine Cessna bush plane to visit his father in the oil fields in Northern Canada for the summer, the pilot suffers a massive heart attack and dies. Brian tries to land the plane but ends up crash-landing into a lake in the forest.
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