By Gary Paulsen

ISBN-10: 1442403322

ISBN-13: 9781442403321

This award-winning modern vintage is the survival tale with which all others are compared--and a page-turning, heart-stopping adventure.

Thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson is on his method to stopover at his father whilst the single-engine airplane within which he's flying crashes. abruptly, Brian reveals himself on my own within the Canadian desolate tract with not anything yet a tattered Windbreaker and the hatchet his mom gave him as a present--and the dreadful mystery that has been tearing him aside for the reason that his parent's divorce. yet now Brian has no time for anger, self pity, or despair--it will take all his information and backbone, and extra braveness than he knew he possessed, to survive.

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Neither of those things 42 was the problem. The problem was Nancy being her babysitter. That meant that Nancy was the grown-up, the one who got to decide everything. And it meant that Bean was the little, boring, poopy baby who didn’t get to decide anything. Bean couldn’t stand it anymore. She got up. ” asked Nancy, looking over her magazine. ” huffed Bean. “I’m not a criminal, you know. ” “If you do, I’ll tell, and you’ll get grounded for a week,” said Nancy calmly. Bean pressed her hands against her cheeks, rolled her eyes back in her head, and opened her mouth as wide as it would go.

Bean felt an idea landing in her brain like an airplane. An escape! She was in jail, but maybe she could escape. She had heard of prisoners digging tunnels under their jail cells. Too bad her room was upstairs. If she dug a tunnel, she’d fall right into the kitchen. Then she looked at the window—that would work! Bean pictured herself climbing out the window on a rope ladder. She pictured Ivy hiding in the bushes below, waiting to help Bean to freedom. A rope ladder. A daring escape. Cool! 50 51 THE UNDERSHIRT OF FREEDOM Bean needed some rope, and she needed something to tie it to.

That meant that Nancy was the grown-up, the one who got to decide everything. And it meant that Bean was the little, boring, poopy baby who didn’t get to decide anything. Bean couldn’t stand it anymore. She got up. ” asked Nancy, looking over her magazine. ” huffed Bean. “I’m not a criminal, you know. ” “If you do, I’ll tell, and you’ll get grounded for a week,” said Nancy calmly. Bean pressed her hands against her cheeks, rolled her eyes back in her head, and opened her mouth as wide as it would go.

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