An ALA Margaret Edwards Award-Winning Author
A Three-Time Newbery Honor-Winning Author
His name is synonymous with high-stakes wilderness survival stories. Now, Gary Paulsen portrays a series of life-altering moments from his turbulent childhood as his own original survival story. If not for his summer escape from a shockingly neglectful Chicago upbringing to a North Woods homestead at age five, there never would have been a Hatchet. Without the encouragement of the librarian who handed him his first book at age thirteen, he may never have become a reader. And without his desperate teenage enlistment in the Army, he would not have discovered his true calling as a storyteller. Perfect for newcomers to the voice and lifelong fans alike.
Age Range: 8-12 | Grade Level: 7-9 | Lexile Measure: NA