The government sends Brian back to the Canadian wilderness in this beloved follow-up to the award-winning classic Hatchet from three-time Newbery Honor-winning author Gary Paulsen!
Two years after Brian Robeson survived fifty-four days alone in the Canadian wilderness, the government wants him to head back so they can learn what he did to stay alive. This time Derek Holtzer, a government psychologist, will accompany him. But a freak storm leaves Derek unconscious. Brian's only hope is to transport Derek a hundred miles down the river to a trading post. He's survived with only a hatchet before--now can Brian build a raft and navigate an unknown river?
For the first time it's not only Brian's survival that's at stake. . .
An IRA-CBC Children’s Choice
A Parents Magazine Best Book of the Year
“Vividly written, a book that will, as intended, please the readers who hoped that Paulsen, like Brian, would ‘do it again.’” —Kirkus Reviews
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Great finish for Brian's story
I only wish there were more. Easy to get lost in this series. Try a nice camp trip with these books and enjoy the fact that your comfortable.
It made me sad, happy and mad all at once in a book so short. Great book
I used the audiobook of Hatchet with tremendous success and look forward to using The RIver. After students read the chapter(s), it is fantastic reinforcement for them to listen the excellent narration while either writing key word notes or drawing visual representations of the story. The comprehension and vocabulary context is greatly reinforced by listening. I typically use the sample preview to get them curious and eager to read. These books have been such an asset in my classroom.