- Published: New York : Bradbury Press, c1987.
- Year Published: 1987
- Description: 195 p. ; 22 cm.
- Language: English
- Format: Book
- Lexile: 1020
- 0689840926 :
- Survival after airplane accidents, shipwrecks, etc. -- Fiction.
- Wilderness survival -- Fiction.
- Divorce -- Fiction.
- Canada -- Fiction.
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Originally published: New York : Simon & Schuster, 1987.
Sequel: The river.
After a plane crash, thirteen-year-old Brian spends fifty-four days in the Canadian wilderness, learning to survive with only the aid of a hatchet given him by his mother, and learning also to survive his parents' divorce.
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