The author of Hatchet does not disappoint....
Card catalog description
A town boy sent to live on a remote wilderness farm forms a friendship with an elderly, disfigured man who teaches him many things.
My brother read this book. He loved Gary Paulsen (although he HATED to read). Most Paulsen books are late-elementary to middle school reading level, but if you have a child who doesn't like to read (and likes adventures), Paulsen might just be the author to get your child excited about reading--even at early High School level.
AS PRINTED ON THE BACK COVER:
Carl and his cousin are lost and getting desperate when they find the snack hidden in the woods. It's their only chance for shelter - but who could be living way out here? Then they see the Foxman. As he welcomes the boys, he grabs his mask - too late to hide his hideously mutilated face. Carl accepts his welcome, but is eager to leave the next morning. His cousin, however, will come back. There's something about the Foxman he must know - about the tragedy that should have destroyed him, and the mystery of the wilderness that keeps him alive.
Paulson weaves life lessons through his adventures, and carries the reader with him every step of the way.