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Gary Paulsen

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hatchet-gary-paulsonNarrator, Chapter 13e was not the same and would never be again like he had been.Sources: Guts: The True Stories Behind Hatchet and the Brian Books by Gary Paulsen, New York Times, TeachingBooks Copyright © 2017 Course Hero, Inc.SightSymbolizes the need to see the world differently to surviveLakeRepresents life, death, and being reborn in a new identityHatchetStands for autonomy, ingenuity, and survival in the wildSymbolsDays Brian is stranded when he comes close to suicide5Percent of body weight Brian lost while stranded174Sequels to Hatchet Paulsen has publishedDays Brian spends alone in the wilderness54Hatchetby the NumbersRecipient of multiple Newbery Honor awards for young adult fiction, Paulsen grew up wild, with alcoholic parents, but found two important refuges: reading and the wilderness. He has completed the Iditarod dogsled race several times and survived harrowing plane incidents and moose attacks.GARY PAULSENBORN 1939AuthorBy learning to understand life in the woods, Brian becomes one with nature.NatureBeing lost in the woods makes Brian more proactive, competent, and resilient.ChangeBrian must face death many times and becomes responsible for his own survival.SurvivalThirteen-year-old Brian Robeson is flying to spend the summer with his father when the plane crashes, leaving him alone in the wilderness. His quest to survive tests him to his breaking point, but he learns to make fire, lives through animal attacks, and becomes a new and strong-willed person.Surviving Alone in the WildernessOVERVIEWEnglishOriginal Language1987Year PublishedGary PaulsenAuthorHatchetAdventureChildrens Literature

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