The River

The River

eBook - 1991
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Random House, Inc.
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


Baker & Taylor
Because of his success surviving alone in the wilderness for fifty-four days, fifteen-year-old Brian, profoundly changed by his time in the wild, is asked to undergo a similar experience to help scientists learn more about the psychology of survival.

Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, 1991
ISBN: 9780440229674
0440229677
Branch Call Number: E-Book TEEN
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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BryceOdell
Jul 27, 2016

Read this after reading Hatchet, then Brian's Winter.

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BeckyR21
May 29, 2016

Quick, interesting read. Not quite as good as Hatchet, but still a very good YA book. Brian is amazing.

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alvinasmile
Mar 17, 2015

After reading Hatchet, I found out The River is sequel to Hatchet, so I started to read. This is a really nice survival book, and really I like it. Can't wait to read Brian's Winter. ^^

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cherrybomb_123
Jul 31, 2013

This is a great book!!!!! I had read the first book, hatchet, and it was a really great book so I wanted to make sure I found the second one to see if I would like it too. It is a continuation of Brian's story... He's going back to the woods with a government psychologist and things don't go as planned.... It was a very good book, just like I suggested it would be.

Ninja_Kevin Jun 17, 2012

really good book!

***THIS IS BOOK 2, BOOK 1 IS CALLED "HATCHET"***

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KillerLuzx
Nov 18, 2011

this book is, although not as good and exciting as hatchet, good. it is about after Brian gets rescued, and then some people from the government has requested to make Brian go back to the woods again, teaching them how to survive, so they can teach people from the government. Brian agrees and then something terrible happens and has to survive and look after someone.

hermlou Sep 02, 2011

Not as good as Hatchet, The River still is exciting reading. Brian goes to a different wilderness location with a psychologist so that scientists can understand the psychological aspect of survival in the wilderness. They find shelter and build a fire, and then a thunderstorm changes their cozy life.

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Ninja_Kevin Jun 17, 2012

I have just finished the book called. “The River” by Gary Paulsen a realistic-fiction book. In this book the protagonist is Brian Robeson a fourteen year old teenager. The setting which most took place was the forest of Northern Canada. Brian is trying to go to Canada by an airplane to see his father during the summer; however, the pilot had a heart attack and died the plane; however, went out of control and Brian and the pilot fell down into a lake in the Northern Canada forest. The protagonist is the obstacles is the things in the forest that is trying to get him dead, for an example: the mosquitoes are keep on biting him and lead poison into his body which could lead him to death. So now continuing the second book, he is still trying to survive and trying to find help by fixing the radio and using things from the fallen airplane.

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