by Gary Paulsen

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Book Information

Publication Date: September 30, 1987

Reading Level: Lexile Measure 1020L, Scholastic Guided Reading Level R

Interest Level: Grades 6 - 8

Major Awards: 1988 Newbery Honor

Number of Pages: 192 pages

Approximate Word Count: 58,560 words -- The average reader will spend 3 hours and 54 minutes reading Hatchet at 250 words per minute.

Audible Book Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins

Book Themes: Survival, Loneliness

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Realistic Fiction

Setting: Canadian Wilderness near a Small Lake

Important Quote: Patience, he thought. So much of this was patience - waiting, and thinking and doing things right. So much of all this, so much of all living was patience and thinking.

First Line: TBrian Robeson stared out the window of the small plane at the endless green northern wilderness below.

Point of View: Third Person from the Perspective of Brian

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