There was a wild crashing sound, a ripping of metal, and the plane blew through the trees, out over the water and down, down to slam into the lake…
City boy Brian is in a small bushplane, flying over the Canadian wilderness on the way to see his father, when suddenly the pilot has a heart attack and dies. The plane crash-lands in a lake in the remote forest. Now Brian must learn to fend for himself – or die. All he has is a hatchet, and a desperate will to survive. How will he find food, fire and shelter? Will rescue ever arrive? Gary Paulsen’s Newbery Honor book is a thrilling story of survival against all the odds, as well as a dramatic celebration of the might and majesty of nature.
“Heart-stopping… somewhere beyond adventure.” Publishers Weekly