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Brian's Winter

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Description

In Hatchet, 13-year-old Brian Robeson learned to survive alone in the Canadian wilderness, armed only with his hatchet. Finally, as millions of readers know, he was rescued at the end of the summer. But what if Brian hadn't been rescued? What if he had been left to face his deadliest enemy--winter?

Gary Paulsen raises the stakes for survival in this riveting and inspiring story as one boy confronts the ultimate test and the ultimate adventure.

From the Paperback edition.

From Publishers Weekly

Jan 01, 1996 – First there was Hatchet, Paulsen's classic tale of a boy's survival in the north woods after a plane crash. Then came a sequel, The River, and, last year, Father Water, Mother Woods, a collection of autobiographical essays introduced as the nonfiction counterpart to Hatchet. Now Paulsen backs up and asks readers to imagine that Brian, the hero, hadn't been rescued after all. His many fans will be only too glad to comply, revisiting Brian at the onset of a punishing Canadian winter. The pace never relents-the story begins, as it were, in the middle, with Brian already toughened up and his reflexes primed for crisis. Paulsen serves up one cliffhanger after another (a marauding bear, a charging elk), and always there are the supreme challenges of obtaining food and protection against the cold. Authoritative narration makes it easy for readers to join Brian vicariously as he wields his hatchet to whittle arrows and arrowheads and a lance, hunts game, and devises clothes out of animal skins; while teasers at the ends of chapters keep the tension high (``He would hunt big tomorrow, he thought.... But as it happened he very nearly never hunted again''). The moral of the story: it pays to write your favorite author and ask for another helping. Ages 12-up.

Customer Reviews

21 years of satisfaction

I first read Hatchet when I was in the 3rd grade in 1990. I wasn't a great reader so grasping the concept of a story took longer than others. However, Hatchet caught my interest quick. I fell in love with the book and found myself reading it several times. Years passed and I found The River at a local Albertsons. I'm now 30 years old and the purchase of an iPad 3 made me want to try out iBooks. I didn't know what book to choose first, but then remembered about my love for the book Hatchet. I quickly find it, as well as The River, and come to find there has been more releases since The River! This quickly prompted me to buy this book, Brian's Winter. I started reading it as if I just finished Hatchet for the first time. I have always loved Gary's writing and i'm glad he is keeping the Spirit of Brian alive. Thank You so much!

Great book

I remember reading this series as a kid, one of the only books I enjoyed reading.

Ok book

It's a ok book.I'll gave it 4 star

Brian's Winter
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  • $9.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Action & Adventure
  • Published: Jan 01, 1996
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
  • Print Length: 144 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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