Thirteen year old Brian Robeson survived the plane crash. . .but now was alone, in the middle of the woods of Canada, with only a hatchet. The story of how he stayed alive for 54 days---finding food, getting water, escaping animals, building a shelter, constructing a bow---has riveted young readers and become a modern young-adult classic. 30th anniversary edition; pocket sized and water resistant, it can accompany readers on their adventures. Recommended for ages 10 to 14 years.