|aNew York : |bAtheneum Books for Young Readers, |cc1987.
|a195 p. ; |c22 cm.
|a"A Richard Jackson book."
|aSequel: The river.
|aAfter a plane crash, thirteen-year-old Brian spends fifty-four daysin the Canadian wilderness, learning to survive with only the aid of a hatchet given him by his mother, and learning also to survive his parents' divorce.