Grades 6 - 8
Grade level Equivalent: 7.3
Lexile® Measure: 1140L
Guided Reading: R
- Challenges and Overcoming Obstacles
- Confronting and Resolving Fears
- Courage, Bravery, Heroism
- Snow, Ice, Blizzards
- Winter Themes
About This Book
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?