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Brian's Winter

by Gary Paulsen

Random House Children's Books | January 12, 1998 | Mass Market Paperbound

Brian's Winter is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 10.
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.

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 144 pages, 6.84 × 4.84 × 0.45 in

Published: January 12, 1998

Publisher: Random House Children's Books

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0440227194

ISBN - 13: 9780440227199

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Just not good enough. Well, Hatchet was alot better in my opinion, and Brians Winter just didn't seem good enough compared to Hatchet. Not the worst book, but not great either.
Date published: 2008-02-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Just not good enough. Well, Hatchet was alot better in my opinion, and Brians Winter just didn't seem good enough compared to Hatchet. Not the worst book, but not great either.
Date published: 2008-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Life has become harder on Brian now that winter is coming and food will be scarce. Somehow, Gary Paulsen manages to make this book even better than Hatchet, the first of the serious. I read it in one sitting and just couldn't put it down.
Date published: 2005-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brians Winter I read this book last year and I haven't stopped reading Gary Paulsen books yet.
Date published: 2004-04-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great ,Awsome no Exellent I think that this book is great no exellent for an growning person it shows strenth luv and efection it is great this book would help any struggling teen out if they were seeeking it.I think that everyone should have a copy of this book
Date published: 2003-09-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Compared to Hatchet I read the book Hatchet and thought it was compelling. I picked up this book and I almost gagged when I read it. A terrible sequel. Don't read it... you're wasting your time!
Date published: 2002-09-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Dave's book review This was a great book. When Brian had crashed his plane in a foest he had to use his forest skils to keep him alive. As he starts, he figures out that he has to start hunting and building shelter. He started immediately so that he would be able to eat. Once middle of winter came and Brian was walking through the bushes on his usual hunt, he heard something explode. He thought it was the trees exploding from the cold but it turned out to be a gun shot. Brian had followed a trail to find that there had been people living about 11 miles from his cabin. He was saved.
Date published: 2002-06-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Brians winter is good I think this book is good for any children over the age of 8. I found this book good because it had a very good background to it. I think that if you have read this book then you should definetly read the book hatchet. It was also written by Gary Paulsen. What i got out of this novel was that there is nothing that can beat the young mind. Brian was a little boy that was in a plane accident and he had to survive in the wild on his own. The only source of food was to kill and eat what he had killed. He first started with a gun and then the gun broke. So he made a small bow and some aeros out of wood. He made this and he began to kill small game animals. Like foolbird and rabbits. Then he was in the open field and he saw a deer and tried to kill it with the small bow but he did not succeed. Then he built a bigger bow he called it a war bow. He used this to kill large animals. When he caught the large animals he would use everything of there to live on. He used fur for war
Date published: 2002-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brian Winter A sequal that matches the intensity of the first book. Equally well written to Hatchet with more difficult problems that a survivor in the woods might face. Informative and exciting.
Date published: 2001-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brians Winter This was an excelent book! I like all the Gary Paulsen books.
Date published: 1999-09-11

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Brian's Winter

by Gary Paulsen

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 144 pages, 6.84 × 4.84 × 0.45 in

Published: January 12, 1998

Publisher: Random House Children's Books

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0440227194

ISBN - 13: 9780440227199

About the Book

In the Newbery Honor-winning "Hatchet," 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. "Brian's Winter" begins where "Hatchet" might have ended: Brian is not rescued, but must build on his survival skills to face his deadliest enemy--a northern winter.

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For two weeks the weather grew warmer and each day was more glorious than the one before. Hunting seemed to get better as well. Brian took foolbirds or rabbits every day and on one single day he took three foolbirds. He ate everything and felt fat and lazy and one afternoon he actually lay in the sun. It was perhaps wrong to say he was happy. He spent too much time in loneliness for true happiness. But he found himself smiling as he worked around the camp and actually looked forward to bringing in wood in the soft afternoons just because it kept him out rummaging around in the woods. He had made many friends--or at least acquaintances. Birds had taken on a special significance for him. At night the owls made their soft sounds, calling each other in almost ghostly hooonnes that scared him until he finally saw one call on a night when the moon was full and so bright it was almost like a cloudy day. He slept with their calls and before long would awaken if they didn''t call. Before dawn, just as gray light began to filter through the trees, the day birds began to sing. They started slowly but before the gray had become light enough to see ten yards all the birds started to sing and Brian was brought out of sleep by what seemed to be thousands of singing birds. At first it all seemed to be noise but as he learned and listened, he found them all to be different. Robins had an evening song and one they sang right before a rainstorm and another when the rain was done. Blue jays spen
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From the Publisher

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 Jacket

"Paulsen crafts a companion/sequel to Hatchet containing many of its same pleasures...Read together, the two books make his finest tale of survival yet."
--Kirkus Review, Pointer

"Paulsen at his best."
--Booklist

"Breathtaking...mesmerizing."
--School Library Journal

About the Author

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).


From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Born:
May 17 in Minneapolis, Minnesota


Previous jobs: Farm hand, ranch hand, truck driver, sailor, dogsled racer, teacher, field engineer, editor, soldier, actor, director, trapper, professional archer, migrant farm worker, singer


Hobbies: Sailing, collecting and riding Harley Davidsons; twice ran the Iditarod, the challenging 1,000 mile dogsled race across Alaska


Inspiration for writing: After a librarian gave him a book to read--along with his own library card--Gary was hooked. He began spending hours alone in the basement of his apartment building, reading one book after another.

From Our Editors

In the Newbery Honor-winning"Hatchet", 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. "Brian's Winter" begins where "Hatchet" might have ended: Brian is not rescued, but must build on his survival skills to face his deadliest enemy--a northern winter.

Editorial Reviews

"Paulsen crafts a companion/sequel to Hatchet containing many of its same pleasures...Read together, the two books make his finest tale of survival yet."
--Kirkus Review, Pointer

"Paulsen at his best."
--Booklist

"Breathtaking...mesmerizing."
--School Library Journal

Bookclub Guide

author fun facts

Born:
May 17 in Minneapolis, Minnesota


Previous jobs: Farm hand, ranch hand, truck driver, sailor, dogsled racer, teacher, field engineer, editor, soldier, actor, director, trapper, professional archer, migrant farm worker, singer


Hobbies: Sailing, collecting and riding Harley Davidsons; twice ran the Iditarod, the challenging 1,000 mile dogsled race across Alaska


Inspiration for writing: After a librarian gave him a book to read--along with his own library card--Gary was hooked. He began spending hours alone in the basement of his apartment building, reading one book after another.

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17

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