A 13-year-old boy fights for his life in the Canadian wilderness in this gripping story of survival against all odds.
This award-winning contemporary classic is the survival story with which all others are compared―and a page-turning, heart-stopping adventure, recipient of the Newbery Honor.
Brian is on a tiny plane, off to visit his father, when the pilot has a heart attack. Brian crash-lands and manages to survive, but he is now stranded in the middle of the Canadian wilderness. His only tools of survival are a torn jacket and a small hatchet.
As Brian desperately searches for food and wanders alone, he ponders the course of his life and tries to come to terms with his parents' awful divorce. Will he manage to stay alive and somehow find his way back to civilization?
A Newbery Honor Book, this beautifully written story is full of riveting surprises and will keep readers on the edge of their seats.