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River, the (1991) [Novel]
by Gary Paulsen Rating: Weighted - 6.6 / Average - 6.3 of 10 (3 votes) (Rate!)
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Series: Brian Robeson

Summary (From the publisher):

"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 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.

Original title: The River
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionChildren & Young AdultAdventureWilderness Survival

Edition #1: River, the

River, the (1991)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "Young people will find the survival detail as gripping as ever... a great story of rebirth and connection." Booklist
  • "The new adventure is as riveting as its predecessor... Paulsen, as always, pulls no punches." Publishers Weekly
  • "Vividly written, a book that will, as intended, please the readers who hoped that Paulsen, like Brian, would 'do it again.'" Kirkus Reviews
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Manifested in:

River, the (January 1, 1993)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Yearling
ISBN: 9780440407539
Dimensions: 5.1 x 7.4 x 0.5
Pages: 144

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