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The River: Hatchet Series, Book 2
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Brian's saga volume 2.
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Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group 2000
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Unabridged
Accelerated Reader:
IL: MG - BL: 5.5 - AR Pts: 4
Lexile measure:
960L
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R
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Checked Out
Description
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 ReviewsRead all the Hatchet Adventures! Brian's Winter The River Brian's Return Brian's Hunt
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Street Date:
07/05/2000
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780739386187
Accelerated Reader:
MG
Level 5.5, 4 Points
Lexile measure:
960
Fountas & Pinnell:
R
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APA Citation (style guide)

Gary Paulsen. (2000). The River: Hatchet Series, Book 2. Unabridged Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group.

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Gary Paulsen. 2000. The River: Hatchet Series, Book 2. Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group.

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Gary Paulsen, The River: Hatchet Series, Book 2. Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group, 2000.

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Gary Paulsen. The River: Hatchet Series, Book 2. Unabridged Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group, 2000.

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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
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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.'"...
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