Grade 6

Theme 1: Courage


Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

Simon & Schuster

Meet the Author

Gary Paulsen was born in 1939 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He ran away from home at age fourteen to travel with a carnival. He began writing for a living many years (and jobs) later, and he published numerous articles and books for adults before writing his first book for young people. Now he writes books that he'd want to read if he were a kid. Of all the books he has written, Hatchet is one of his favorites. He says, “It struck some nerve that I still don't understand.”

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