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Brian's Winter

by Gary Paulsen  |  Grades: 5-8  |  Reading Level 5.9

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

Instead of being rescued from a plane crash, as in the author's book Hatchet, this story portrays what would have happened to thirteen-year-old Brian had he been forced to survive a winter in the wilderness with only his survival pack and hatchet.

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