This nonfiction companion to Hatchet explores many of the elements Brian Robeson encounters as he struggles to survive in the wilderness, such as foraging for food and starting a fire, as well as the landscape and common animals of the Canadian North Woods.
When Brian Robeson goes to visit his dad in Canada, the last thing he expects is that his plane will crash and he'll be stranded in the wilderness. In this nonfiction companion to the popular novel, you'll learn about the author's harrowing real-life experiences that are the basis of the novel. Get the facts about the dangers Brian faces in the Canadian North Woods and learn about foraging, fishing without gear, and how to start a fire without matches. Would you have what it takes to survive on your own?
The Nonfiction Companion series takes popular, grade-appropriate fiction titles and provides a more in-depth understanding of them. What were ration booklets really like? How did barefoot doctors work? Did families really run away to work on farms? Students will love to read about the histories, author backgrounds, and real-life facts surrounding books they already know and love.