Reading Level: Elementary
Thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson is on his way to visit his father when the single
engine plane in which he is flying crashes. Suddenly, Brian finds himself alone in
the Canadian wilderness with nothing but his clothing, a tattered windbreaker, and
the hatchet his mother has given him as a present -- and the dreadful secret that
has been tearing him apart ever since his parents' divorce. But now Brian has no
time for anger, self-pity, or despair -- it will take all his know-how and determination,
and more courage than he knew he possessed, to survive.