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Hatchet Summary
Gary Paulsen

Everything you need to understand or teach Hatchet by Gary Paulsen.

  • Hatchet Summary & Study Guide
  • 30 Hatchet Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
  • Pre-Made Tests and Quizzes
  • ...and more

Hatchet Summary

Plot Summary

Hatchet was written by Gary Paulsen. In this novel, thirteen year old Brian is flying on a bush plane when the pilot suddenly has a heart attack and dies. Brian manages to keep the plane level until it crashes into a lake. Brian survives the crash, but that is just the beginning. Brian must find a way to survive the wilds of the Canadian forest if he ever hopes to be rescued. Hatchet is an adventure story that will take its character from a common city boy to a survivalist in a manner of days.

Brian Robeson is still reeling from his parents’ sudden divorce when his mother drives him to a private airport where he is to fly on a bush plane to visit his father in the Canadian oil fields. Brian’s mother gives him a hatchet as a parting gift and asks him to try...

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Study Pack

The Hatchet Study Pack contains about 32 pages of study material in 2 products, including:

Hatchet Study Guide

Lesson Plan

All teaching products sold separately.

Hatchet Lesson Plans contain 108 pages of teaching material, including:

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