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).
In a boxed review, PW praised the ``terse, heart-stopping prose'' of this follow-up to Hatchet : ``The new adventure is as riveting as its predecessor . . . the psychological terrain of the sequel is fresh and distinct.'' Ages 10-14. (Feb.)