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Publisher's Summary

Here are the real events that inspired Gary Paulsen to write Brian Robeson’s story in Hatchet, The River, Brian’s Winter, Brian’s Return, and Brian's Hunt: a stint as a volunteer emergency worker; the death that became the pilot’s death in Hatchet; plane crashes he’s seen; and his own near misses. He takes listeners 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, and how he met the moose who made it personal.
©2002 Gary Paulsen (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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By Amazon Customer on 02-08-15

Book for boys

Gary paulsen books are a must read for boys makes you want to be in the wilderness doing adventurous things

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By lunarchi on 07-09-17

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Guts is Gary Paulsen’s memoir of true experiences that inspired his Hatchet Adventure series. I listened to the audiobook after reading the entire series. It was very interesting to learn that most of the material for the series came from Paulsen’s own childhood experiences. It was definitely geared for those interested in either the Hatchet series or survival skills. I enjoyed most of it, although I have to admit that the actual title chapter, Guts, was a little more than I could take. It truly was about guts… lots of guts described in great detail. The other chapters were interesting and valuable. It was a great break from technology and presented a world that today’s young adults rarely experience. Definitely a good survival read!

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