Brian's Winter by Gary Paulsen

Brian's Winter

byGary Paulsen

Kobo ebook | November 13, 2001

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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.

Gary Paulsen was born on May 17, 1939 in Minnesota. During the first few years of his life, his father was stationed in Europe during World War II and his mother worked in a factory. Paulsen was raised by his grandmother and aunts. He lived overseas after the war in the Phillippines between 1946-49. Ever since he was fifteen, he worked...
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Title:Brian's WinterFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:November 13, 2001Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0385729960

ISBN - 13:9780385729963

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from loved it it tells about how brian survives in winter and really cool and has a lot of suspense in the book. thank god there was a survival pack in the plane that had everything he needed to survive winter.
Date published: 2018-04-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Brian's Winter It was more interesting to see how Brian would survive in a harsher climate.
Date published: 2017-08-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Brain's Winter It was great to read Brain's survival skills at play in the winter.
Date published: 2017-08-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Brian's Winter A great continuation of Hatchet. A classic survival story.
Date published: 2017-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great extension! (SPOILER FOR HATCHET) A great extension to "Hatchet" for those of us who were disappointing when Brian was rescued because we knew the story would soon be over.
Date published: 2017-07-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from pretty good an interesting what if story which caries on from the original book
Date published: 2017-06-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Hatchet was by far the better of the two and Brian's story should have left off there. "Brian's Winter" by Gary Paulsen picks up where the character Brian left off, had he not been rescued. In his foreward, Paulsen said that he received "as many as 200 letters a day" from readers saying that they felt that Brian's story was not finished, that he was rescued before things got really tough. In order to read this novel, you have to read it with the pretense that when he retrieved the survival pack from the plane, he did not turn on the radio signal. With winter on the horizon, Brian's real struggles were supposed to begin. Yet this was the major flaw in the plot. All struggles were easily solved with little to no barriers. Brian's experience in the frigid Canadian Winter paled in comparison to what a real 13 year old would have experienced had they had been in Brian's shoes. Paulsen also failed to carry forth many of the themes from the Hatchet, such as "The Secret" and how the death of the Pilot haunted him. Paulsen had tried to give his readers what they wanted, Brian's struggle to survive in the Canadian Winter, but instead, he had given them much of what they wanted less of; easy fixes and luck. Brian never struggled in the winter, he never went hungry, got severely injured that greatly hindered his survival, and never even so much as got frost bite, despite having little to no clothing. Hatchet was by far the better of the two and Brian's story should have left off there.
Date published: 2017-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Wonderful Continuation For anyone who has read the Hatchet, you know that Brian is rescued just before winter arrives. This book answers what I am sure was many reader's "what if" question: What if he hadn't been rescued? This story is an excellent alternate route for Brian's journey that I thoroughly enjoyed. A great read for all, but especially those who know the bite of a true Canadian winter.
Date published: 2017-02-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Decent Decent "sequal" to Hatchett - recommended for fans of that book.
Date published: 2016-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Story This book is a great continuation of the Hatchet book and Brian Robeson's story.
Date published: 2016-11-17