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The River

Written by Gary PaulsenAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Gary Paulsen


· Delacorte Books for Young Readers
· Hardcover · Ages 12 and up
· May 1, 1991 · $15.95 · 978-0-385-30388-0 (0-385-30388-2)

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

"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.

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WINNER 1995 - North Dakota Flicker Tale Children's Book Award
NOMINEE 1994 - Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award
NOMINEE 1996 - Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award

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GARY PAULSEN is the distinguished author of many critically acclaimed books for young people, His most recent books are Flat Broke; Liar, Liar; Masters of Disaster; Lawn Boy Returns; Woods Runner; Notes from the Dog; Mudshark; Lawn Boy; Molly McGinty Has a Really Good Day; The Time Hackers; and The Amazing Life of Birds (The Twenty Day Puberty Journal of Duane Homer Leech).


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