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Author: Gary Paulsen
Publisher: BANTAM (BDD)/RANDOM HOUSE, Jan 1998
Now the government wants Brian to do it again--to go back into the wilderness so that astronauts & the military can learn the survival techniques that kept Brian alive. Riveting adventure book; young adult fiction! Ages 12 up. 5.5x8 inches, 144 pgs.
"We want you to do it again."
These words, spoken to Brian Robeson, will change his life. Two years earlier, Brian was stranded alone in the wilderness for fifty-four days with nothing but a small hatchet. Yet he survived. Now the government wants him to do it again--to go back into the wilderness so that astronauts and the military can learn the survival techniques that kept Brian alive.
This time he won't be alone: Derek Holtzer, a government psychologist, will accompany him to observe and take notes. But during a freak storm, Derek is hit by lightning and falls into a coma. Their radio transmitter is dead. Brian is afraid that derek will die of dehydration unless he can get him to a doctor. His only hope is to build a raft and try to transport Derek a hundred miles down the river to a trading post--if the map he has is accurate.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Gary Paulsen, a three-time Newbery Honor winner, is also winner of the 1997 Margaret A. Edwards Award, which honors an author?s lifetime contribution to writing books for teenagers.
?We have been passive. We have been stupid. We have been lazy. We have done all the things we could do to destroy ourselves. If there is any hope at all for the human race, it has to come from young people. Not from adults.??Gary Paulsen