Hatchet Hatchet Gary Paulsen 9-26-00 13 year old Brian Robinson is going to visit his father. His parents are divorced and his father lives in Canada. Brian has to take a plane to Canada. His mother gives him a gift before he leaves and it is a hatchet that fits on his belt so Brian puts it there. Brian meets the pilot and he is a nice man. Brian and the pilot get ready to leave and then Brian remembers that he saw a man kissing his mom but he does not let it bother him.
Brian leaves and after an hour or so the pilot was yelling and screaming that his chest hurts. He had a heart attack and died. Now Brian had to fly the plain on his own. Brian Picked up the CB radio and called for help. He made contact with a man and Brian told him that the pilot had a heart attack and died and that he did not know how to fly a plane. Brian did not get an answer.
Brian realized that when the pilot died the control stick moved and he did not know if he was going in the right direction. Brian was quickly running out of fuel. He needed a place to land. He spotted a lake shaped like a big L. He hit the water hard and hit his forehead. Brian got out of the plane and reached the surface and sat next to the tree for a while.
When Brian can to his senses he realized that he was really thirsty and needed a drink badly. So he took a big drink of the lake. Now Brian had to find food. He found some eggs and raspberries and that is what he ate for a few days. Brian used his hatchet to start fires by using sparks from the hatchet by hitting it with a rock.
He also cut fire wood with the hatchet and other things such as that. About two months later Brian went to the bottom of the lake to see if there was anything useful in the plane. There was a survival package that he brought up. There were many useful things in there like bandages and matches. Shortly after that a plane flew overhead and landed on the shore of the lake and it was the man on the radio.
He said that they had a search party out for him for over two months. Brian got home and he never, ever wasted any food even if he did not like it. The End Book Reports.