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  • Published: New York : Bradbury Press, c1987.
  • Year Published: 1987
  • Description: 195 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

Reading Level

  • Lexile: 1020

ISBN/Standard Number

  • 1416936467
  • 1416936467
  • 0689840926 :
  • 1416936475



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by Paulsen, Gary.

There are currently 2 available and 1 request on 10 copies

Where To Find It

Call number: Teen Fiction / Paulsen, Gary, Y Fiction / Paulsen, Gary, R Newbery Honor 1988

Available Copies: Downtown Youth, Pittsfield Teen

Additional Details

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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This was a great adventure story about a boy surviving alone in the Canadian woods. I think this book is a must-read!


this is one of the best books I have ever read. And thats saying a lot. I've read a lot of books in my lifetime! I totally recommend it!


This is a great book. The plane that Brian is on crashes and he survives in the wilderness for some time before he's rescued. This book has a lot of adventure and survival in it. I loved reading it!

good book

A very good choice for survival lovers.

Soo Good

Second to HP Books!

good book

good book

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