Books Hatchet by Gary Paulsen Paperback, 186 pages, Simon & Schuster, List Price: $6.99 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleHatchetAuthorGary Paulsen Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers NPR Summary Headed for Canada to visit his father for the first time since his parents' divorce, 13-year-old Brian is the sole survivor of a plane crash, with only the clothes he has on his back and a hatchet to help him live in the wilderness. Genres: Children's Books Fiction Also by Gary Paulsen Road Trip Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Hatchet This Week's Must Read Malaysia Flight 370 And The World's Attention March 14, 2014 After a week spent searching for and wondering about the missing plane, author Alan Heathcock revisits the young adult novel Hatchet, and Jonathan Evison suggests Songs for the Missing. Malaysia Flight 370 And The World's Attention Listen · 2:27 2:27 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/290147653/290242482" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript 100 Best Books The Ultimate Backseat Bookshelf: 100 Must-Reads For Kids 9-14 August 5, 2013 More than 2,000 of you weighed in with your nominations for the best books for young readers.