Celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the Newbery Honor–winning survival novel Hatchet with a pocket-sized edition perfect for travelers to take along on their own adventures. This special anniversary edition includes a new introduction and commentary by author Gary Paulsen, pen-and-ink illustrations by Drew Willis, and a water resistant cover. Hatchet has also been nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. Thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson, haunted by his secret knowledge of his mother’s infidelity, is traveling by single-engine plane to visit his father for the first time since the divorce. When the plane crashes, killing the pilot, the sole survivor is Brian. He is alone in the Canadian wilderness with nothing but his clothing, a tattered windbreaker, and the hatchet his mother had given him as a present. At first consumed by despair and self-pity, Brian slowly learns survival skills—how to make a shelter for himself, how to hunt and fish and forage for food, how to make a fire—and even finds the courage to start over from scratch when a tornado ravages his campsite. When Brian is finally rescued after fifty-four days in the wild, he emerges from his ordeal with new patience and maturity, and a greater understanding of himself and his parents.

Author Gary Paulsen
Isbn 1442403322
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2009-08-25
Pages 192
Language English
File format PDF

In Hatchet, 13-year-old Brian Robeson learned to survive alone in the Canadian wilderness, armed only with his hatchet. Finally, as millions of readers know, he was rescued at the end of the summer. But what if Brian hadn't been rescued? What if he had been left to face his deadliest enemy--winter? Gary Paulsen raises the stakes for survival in this riveting and inspiring story as one boy confronts the ultimate test and the ultimate adventure.

Author Gary Paulsen
Isbn 0385729960
Genre Young Adult Fiction
Year 2001-11-13
Pages 144
Language English
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The government sends Brian back to the Canadian wilderness in this beloved follow-up to the award-winning classic Hatchet from three-time Newbery Honor-winning author Gary Paulsen! Two years after Brian Robeson survived fifty-four days alone in the Canadian wilderness, the government wants him to head back so they can learn what he did to stay alive. This time Derek Holtzer, a government psychologist, will accompany him. But a freak storm leaves Derek unconscious. Brian's only hope is to transport Derek a hundred miles down the river to a trading post. He's survived with only a hatchet before--now can Brian build a raft and navigate an unknown river? For the first time it's not only Brian's survival that's at stake. . . An IRA-CBC Children’s Choice A Parents Magazine Best Book of the Year “Vividly written, a book that will, as intended, please the readers who hoped that Paulsen, like Brian, would ‘do it again.’” —Kirkus Reviews Read all the Hatchet Adventures! Brian's Winter The River Brian's Return Brian's Hunt

Author Gary Paulsen
Isbn 0440229677
Genre Young Adult Fiction
Year 2001-11-13
Pages 144
Language English
File format PDF

Brian sets out on the hunt of a lifetime in this follow-up to the award-winning classic Hatchet from three-time Newbery Honor-winning author Gary Paulsen! Brian Robeson has stood up to the challenge of surviving the wilderness in Hatchet, The River, Brian's Winter, and Brian's Return. Now, while camping alone on a lake in the woods, he finds a wounded and whimpering dog. As Brian treats her wounds, he worries about who or what did this to her. His instincts tell him to head north, quickly, to check on his Cree friends. With his new companion at his side, he sets out on the hunt. Gary Paulsen expertly delivers a riveting story that brilliantly combines two of his great themes: the human animal's place in nature, and the mysterious and wonderful bond between humans and dogs. “The Brian books reveal nature and humankind’s place in it with spare prose that seems ideally suited to the setting and plot.” —VOYA “Based on real incidents, this well-written sequel to Hatchet and its successors will be gobbled up by the author’s legions of fans.” —Kirkus Reviews Read all the Hatchet Adventures! Brian's Winter The River Brian's Return Brian's Hunt

Author Gary Paulsen
Isbn 0375890475
Genre Young Adult Fiction
Year 2003-12-23
Pages 160
Language English
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With unemployment at its highest in decades, employees are in need of an ally. Avoiding the Hatchet Man fills this role by offering simple but proven techniques to help employees save their jobs. For those who already are unemployed, road maps designed to identify and assist in obtaining what is rightfully theirs and to guide them in making smart health benefits decisions are provided.Written by the guy known as the "Hatchet Man" for orchestrating job eliminations across the board in all sectors for more than two decades, author Patrick Connor reveals inside information that will empower employees to regain control of their destiny in the work environment. By giving you the full scoop, you will learn how modifying everyday interactions with your manager can strengthen your job security and, in the event you're unemployed, how you can protect yourself from company exploitation.Avoiding the Hatchet Man evens the field with real-life examples of employees who played the game correctly to stay employed. It also helps you understand what others did wrong who didn't fare as well and found themselves in the surreal world of unemployment. The book encompasses the author's consulting experiences that were gathered from private, public, governmental and non-profit organizations in the professional, service, manufacturing and retail industries. This is one book that belongs on everyone's shelf, especially in today's teeter-tottering economy.Patrick Connor is a corporate/business attorney in private practice in the northwest suburbs of Chicago.

Author Patrick Connor
Isbn 1609110447
Genre Business & Economics
Year 2010-02
Pages 110
Language English
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With no memory of the past twenty-four hours, Michel wakes to find himself trapped behind enemy lines. The whole area is set to be blown sky high by the British—dozens of mines filled with explosives honeycomb the land. But Michel is going nowhere. He can’t talk. Can’t move. Can’t fight … Axelle, a Belgian woman who takes pity, nurses Michel to health. But she has her own problems. A German war hero wants her womanly virtue. An unhinged neighbor wants her land. And Axe? All she wants is justice for her dead parents, slaughtered as they slept. Scores to settle. Wars to fight. There will be blood. A thrilling action–adventure story filled with roguish heroes and sly humor, The French Bastard is sure to please fans of Flashman and Blackadder.

Author Avan Judd Stallard
Isbn 0648140822
Genre Fiction
Year 2017-08-10
Pages 367
Language English
File format PDF

Here is a wonderful Baedeker to down-and-dirty politics--more than six hundred slang terms straight from the smoke-filled rooms of American political speech. Hatchet Jobs and Hardball: The Oxford Dictionary of American Political Slang illuminates a rich and colorful segment of our language. Readers will find informative entries on slang terms such as Beltway bandit and boondoggle, angry white male and leg treasurer, juice bill and Joe Citizen, banana superpower and the Big Fix. We find not only the meaning and history of familiar terms such as gerrymander, but also of lesser-known terms such as cracking (splitting a bloc of like-minded voters by redistricting) and fair-fight district (which refers to areas redistricted to favor no political party). Each entry includes the definition of the word, its historical background, and illuminating citations, some going back more than 200 years. (We learn, for instance, that a term as seemingly current as political football actually dates back to before the Civil War.) Selected entries will have extended encyclopedic notes. The book also features sidebar essays on topics such as political words in Blogistan; a short history of "big cheese"; all about chads and the 2000 election; the suffix "-gate" and all the related Watergate terms; and the naming of legislation. Political junkies, policy wonks, journalists, and word lovers will find this book addictive reading as well as a reliable guide to one of the more colorful corners of American English.

Author Grant Barrett
Isbn 0190292059
Genre Political Science
Year 2004-09-10
Pages 320
Language English
File format PDF

Postman Lawrence Shang was watching a film called The Axeman of Shanghai when his life abruptly ended. Carpet trader Edward Peng was enjoying The Last Picture Show. Death in both cases was instantaneous, caused by a small calibre handgun used at a range of two feet. With their deaths begins a series of apparently motiveless murders in one cinema after another across the Hong Bay district of Hong Kong – and a nightmarish investigation for Harry Feiffer, Detective Chief Inspector, Royal Hong Kong Police Force, and his staff at the Yellowthread Police Station. The Hatchet Man’s next victim is a sailor off an American ship. Then a German is shot in an auction room. There’s an unaccountable killing on a train near the Chinese border. And the crazy old Mrs Mortimer from the Old People’s Home steps in front of a tram . . . And for Harry Feiffer, time is running out. Full of real police procedure, suspense and fine irony, but with whole extra dimensions of the surreal and the poignant, the Yellowthread Street novels have no real compare. For those open to their charms, this series is a hidden masterpiece of crime fiction. Praise for the Yellowthread Street series: “Marshall has the rare gift of juggling scary suspense and wild humor and making them both work.” Washington Post Book World “Marshall’s style – blending the hilarious, the surreal, and the poignant – remains inimitable and not easily resisted.” San Francisco Chronicle “Marshall has few peers as an author who melds the wildest comedy and tragedy in narratives of nonstop action.” Publishers Weekly “Marshall is building a growing, iconoclastic body of work that mixes weird fantasy [and] wayward characterization . . . to produce a subtle, charged, atmospheric, lush fiction hybrid sure to satisfy those with a taste for mysteries on the far edges.” Philadelphia Inquirer “Despite the wild humor, Marshall’s stories contain excellent police procedure, real suspense, and fine irony . . . incessantly scary.” Chicago Tribune “Among the best police procedural series on the market.” Detroit Free Press “As an inspired poet of the bizarre, [Marshall] orchestrates underlying insanity into an apocalyptic vision of the future.” New York Times Book Review “Marshall’s novels feature seemingly supernatural events that turn out to have logical, if not precisely rational, origins. He has savage fun with police procedure.” TIME “Nobody rivals Marshall’s ability to expose the links between comic hysteria and the most mundane human foibles, from greed to cowardice to simple funk.” Kirkus Reviews “Moves at the speed of a bullet; don’t read it aloud or you’ll run out of breath.” Chicago Sun-Times

Author William Marshall
Isbn 1911440136
Genre Fiction
Year 2016-07-14
Pages N.A
Language English
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Graf von Schulling died and his legacy got sent to the University of Budapest. The legacy consisted of letters and weapons, one of which – a silver hatchet. A few days after the objects had already arrived, tragic cases began to occur. A few people were found brutally killed. The perpetrator - still unknown. The weapon as well. Until shortly after two medical students find a silver hatchet in the snow. What follows after that is more than unexpected. If you want to find out what it is, check the answers in "The Silver Hatchet" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) was born in Scotland and studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh. After his studies, he worked as a ship’s surgeon on various boats. During the Second Boer War, he was an army doctor in South Africa. When he came back to the United Kingdom, he opened his own practice and started writing crime books. He is best known for his thrilling stories about the adventures of Sherlock Holmes. He published four novels and more than 50 short-stories starring the detective and Dr Watson, and they play an important role in the history of crime fiction. Other than the Sherlock Holmes series, Doyle wrote around thirty more books, in genres such as science-fiction, fantasy, historical novels, but also poetry, plays, and non-fiction.

Author Arthur Conan Doyle
Isbn 8726586185
Genre Fiction
Year 2020-09-29
Pages 10
Language English
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A thriller for people of all ages, especially teens. This story is about a high school student named Jake, who enjoys spending most of his time with his group of friends. As Halloween sits right around the corner, Jake discovers that his elderly neighbor has gone missing and has a feeling that Mr. Jenkins, the old man he used to do yard work for and husband of the woman, is the one that caused the disappearance. The group of friends decide to investigate on Halloween night after leaving a costume party. The only thing they dread to discover is Mr. Jenkins and his trusty hatchet by his side. Will the teens make it out of the old dusty house alive? Find out in The Old Hatchet! This is a short book recommended for horror and mystery fans who love to be on the edge of their seats.

Author Nicole Teegarden
Isbn 1469177315
Genre Fiction
Year 2012-03-22
Pages 63
Language English
File format PDF

The perfect companion to Gary Paulsen’s "Hatchet," this study guide contains a chapter by chapter analysis of the book, a summary of the plot, and a guide to major characters and themes. BookCapTM Study Guides do not contain text from the actual book, and are not meant to be purchased as alternatives to reading the book. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month.

Author BookCaps Study Guides Staff
Isbn 1621071634
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Year 2012
Pages N.A
Language English
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'The finest film critic in Britain at the absolute top of his form' Stephen Fry 'Entertainingly incendiary stuff' Empire A hatchet job isn't just a bad review, it's a total trashing. Mark Kermode is famous for them - Pirates of the Caribbean, Sex and the City 2, the complete works of Michael Bay. Beginning with his favourite hatchet job ever, Mark tells us about the best bad reviews in history, why you have to be willing to tell a director face-to-face their movie sucks, and about the time he apologized to Steven Spielberg for badmouthing his work. But why do we love really bad reviews? Is it so much harder to be positive? And is the Internet ruining how we talk about cinema? The UK's most trusted film critic answers all these questions and more in this hilarious, fascinating and argumentative new book. 'A wry, robust and developed defence of accountable critical voices' Total Film 'Very accessible, entertaining and relevant . . . warmly recommended' Den of Geek

Author Mark Kermode
Isbn 1447230523
Genre Performing Arts
Year 2013-10-10
Pages 256
Language English
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Shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize and the Trillium Book Award Marooned in the shiftless, unnamed space between a map of the world and a world of false maps, the poems in Methodist Hatchet cling to what’s necessary from each, while attempting to sing their own bewilderment. Carolinian forest echoes back as construction cranes in an urban skyline. Second Life returns as wildlife, as childhood. Even the poem itself -- the idea of a poem -- as a unit of understanding is shadowed by a great unknowing. Fearless in its language, its trajectories and frames of reference, Methodist Hatchet gazes upon the objects of its attention until they rattle and exude their auras of strangeness. It is this strangeness, this mysterious stillness, that is the big heart of Ken Babstock’s playful, fierce, intelligent book.

Author Ken Babstock
Isbn 1770891587
Genre Poetry
Year 2011-04-30
Pages 112
Language English
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Guess what -- Gary Paulsen was being kind to Brian. In Guts, Gary tells the real stories behind the Brian books, the stories of the adventures that inspired him to write Brian Robeson's story: working as an emergency volunteer; the death that inspired the pilot's death in Hatchet; plane crashes he has seen and near-misses of his own. He describes how he made his own bows and arrows, and takes readers on his first hunting trips, showing the wonder and solace of nature along with his hilarious mishaps and mistakes. He shares special memories, such as the night he attracted every mosquito in the county, or how he met the moose with a sense of humor, and the moose who made it personal. There's a handy chapter on "Eating Eyeballs and Guts or Starving: The Fine Art of Wilderness Nutrition." Recipes included. Readers may wonder how Gary Paulsen survived to write all of his books -- well, it took guts.

Author Gary Paulsen
Isbn 0307433471
Genre Young Adult Nonfiction
Year 2007-12-18
Pages 160
Language English
File format PDF

The Seneca war-chief Cornplanter was one of the most prominent and influential of all Native Americans during colonial times and throughout the American Revolution. The son of a Dutch trader and an Indian woman, he lived a long and intensely active life. Drama attended him everywhere. Chief Cornplanters exciting life unfolds in The Hatchet and the Plow, which follows the chief on his wilderness rivers, as a warrior for the British, as tireless diplomat, and as the devoted leader of his people. Author William W. Betts studies Cornplanter, also known as Gaiantwaka, closely, including his turbulent relationships with the leading figures of two worlds: George Washington, Henry Knox, Anthony Wayne, Timothy Pickering, Thomas Mifflin, John Graves Simcoe, David Mead, Timothy Alden, his uncle Kayahsotha, Handsome Lake, Red Jacket, Joseph Brant, Blacksnake, Little Beard, Blue Jacket, and Little Turtle. Some years after his death on his beloved Allegheny, a grateful Pennsylvania installed a marble monument at his gravesitethe first such monument ever erected to the memory of a Native American. Though it was moved up the river a short distance, it still stands today.

Author William W. Betts Jr.
Isbn 1450267157
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Year 2010-12-07
Pages 444
Language English
File format PDF

“Kelly, Kelly, come out to play.” Neighborhood girls roamed up and down Carey Place, searching for their friend. But they were too late. Driven into a homicidal frenzy, a maniac wielding a hatchet plucked young Kelly from the schoolyard swings. He chased her to her house. The one with hatchet cut-outs in the shutters at the end of a dead end street. When he finished, Kelly was dead and her blood stained the porch and driveway a crimson red. At least that’s the lore of the Hatchet House. There’s more to this scary story and amateur sleuth, Nicole Scott has heard the truth of what happened that night. She has the unnatural ability to see and hear ghosts. Kelly is counting on her to tell the children of Eubanks her side of the story. In a town of witches, trolls and people with paranormal gifts, not many are scared of much of anything. Halloween is a night for tourists, not locals. The eve, October thirtieth is not only the night Kelly Carey was murdered, it’s the night her killer, a millennial maniac roams the streets. If Kelly doesn’t tell the children to stay inside and stay safe. Who else will? Who will be next to be scared on Carey Place? Will it be you? This Behind the Lore short is part of Nikki Henley’s, Curious in Eubanks Paranormal Cozy Mysteries series. Set in a small town of curiously quirky paranormal residents this short story can be read as a standalone. It is written to give you the reader an extended experience of the characters of Eubanks. No cliffhangers. No swearing. No graphic scenes. Thank you for reading.

Author Nikki Henley
Isbn
Genre Fiction
Year 2017-10-22
Pages 64
Language English
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Former Pinkerton agent Buck Trammel has made quite a name for himself in the Old West. Now he’s got to live up to his own legend—or get gutshot trying . . . Johnstone Country. The Bullets Stop Here. IF YOU CAN’T BEAT ’EM, SHOOT ’EM There are two things a man can never escape: his past and his destiny. For Buck Trammel, that past includes a fatal mistake that ended his career as a Pinkerton—and a deadly shootout with the Bower gang in a Witchita saloon. Call it luck or call it fate, but the famous Deputy Wyatt Earp was there to give Buck some advice: Run for your life. Maybe it was Earp’s warning that saved him from the gang’s wrath. Maybe it was destiny that brought him to the town of Blackstone, Wyoming, where his biggest problem is a father-son brewing war. But Trammel’s luck is about to run dry. . . The gang’s ruthless boss, Old Man Bower, knows where Trammel lives. He’s assembled a small army of gunslingers. He’s hired a Pinkerton with a grudge against Trammel. And he’s coming to town to bury the hatchet . . . Live Free. Read Hard.

Author William W. Johnstone,J.A. Johnstone
Isbn 0786045884
Genre Fiction
Year 2020-08-25
Pages 352
Language English
File format PDF

"Primitive Man" by Louis Figuier. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Author Louis Figuier
Isbn
Genre Fiction
Year 2019-12-11
Pages 6581
Language English
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This Newbery Honor Book by master storyteller Gary Paulsen is now available in this After Words paperback edition! Following the turn of the seasons, eleven year old Eldon traces the daily routines of his life on a farm and his relationship with his older brother Wayne. During the winter, with little work to be done on the farm, Eldon and Wayne spend the quiet hours with their family, listening to their Uncle David's stories. But Eldon soon learns that, although he has lived on the same farm, in the same house with his uncle for eleven springs, summers, and winters, he hardly knows him.

Author Gary Paulsen
Isbn 0545748291
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Year 2014-06-24
Pages 128
Language English
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The Life of Gargantua and of Pantagruel is a pentalogy of novels written in the 16th century by François Rabelais, which tells of the adventures of two giants, Gargantua and his son Pantagruel.

Author Dr. A.K. Saxena & Dr. Preeti Pai
Isbn 8184305265
Genre Health & Fitness
Year 2017-01-01
Pages 264
Language English
File format PDF