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Brian's Winter

Brian's Winter

by Gary Paulsen

A riveting and inspiring story is created by author Gary Paulsen as he begins with a new and harrowing ending to his classic favorite Newbery Honor-winning Hatchet — where 13-year-old Brian Robeson learned to survive alone in the Canadian wilderness armed only with his hatchet. He was rescued at the end of the summer.

In this unique retelling of a young boy's struggle to survive in the Canadian wilderness, Paulsen raises the stakes with the question: What if Brian hadn't been rescued at the end of summer, but instead had been left to confront his deadliest enemy, a northern winter?

11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
Interest Level
Grades 6 - 12
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading
Laurel-Leaf Books
Number of Pages

About the Author

Contributor Image Alt Tag Gary Paulsen Children's author Gary Paulsen ran away from home at the age of fourteen. His experience in diverse jobs and a wide range of interests have provided the basis for many of his works, including Hatchet and Dogsong.

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