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Brian's Winter by Gary Paulsen

Brian's Winter

by Gary Paulsen

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Series: Brian Robeson (3)

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Thank goodness my 10 year old fell in love with the Hatchet series but now I have too. I love that this book picks up where Hatchet left off as if he'd never gotten rescued. ( )
  she_climber | Aug 20, 2015 |
What if?

What if Brian, lost in the northern wilderness in June, was not rescued by the time winter arrived? How could he survive the subzero cold, how could he eat, how could he stay warm?

Author Gary Paulsen has taken the main character of his book Hatchet, and has spun another tale of perseverance and determination. As with the other books in this series, the reader is drawn into Brian's world, and kept there by an excellent storyteller. And as before, I did not want to put down Brian's Winter until the conclusion. Recommended. ( )
  fuzzi | Mar 31, 2015 |
  mrsforrest | Oct 15, 2014 |
It is a great book he even kills a moose!
  byety | Sep 12, 2014 |
book report #5

Student name: Juan Esteban Cerquera
Group: 10a
Date: 03/03/14
Book Title: Brian´s winter
Author: Gary Paulsen
Copyright Date: 1996
Number of pages: 133

Unknown words:

Lean: verb
Definition: to incline or cause to incline from a vertical position
Sentence: he leaned back against the rock Wall next to his shelter opening…

Indeed: sentence connector
Definition: certainly; actually
Sentence: and indeed, he was having enough trouble with the idea of a war bow.

Burrow: Verb
Definition: to hide
Sentence: Brian burrowed down into the bag and close is eyes
Hatchet: noun

Definition: a short axe used for chopping wood
Sentence: he prepared for hunting by putting his hatchet and knife on his belt.

Shatter: verb
Definition: o break or be broken into many small pieces
Sentence: a polar tree was shattered


Brian’s winter is a book about a boy named Brian who is forced to stay alone in the nature in the winter after a plane crash in the Canadian wilderness. He has to survive with the few items he had with him when the plane crashed. He had a jacket, a shirt, a hatchet his mom had given to him, and a survival kit he took from the plane. He makes snow shoes which allow him to walk in the deep snow so he can hunt for food to stay alive. After he catches a deer and a moose with a bow and a lance he is able to live off the meat for a few months. The fur is used for his clothes to keep him warm and the meat is used as food. Brian finds a Native-American family that is living near him and that receive food supplies every month so Brian gets a ride on the plane back home and meets his family and friends.

i like this book because it is like bear grills who survives to nature, it is very specific, thing that i like and im really identified with the character, which is very recursive and use all things the maximum.

  juanescerquera | Mar 3, 2014 |
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Fall came on with a softness, so that Brian didn't realize what was in store--a hard-spined north woods winter--until it was nearly too late.
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Originally published in USA as: Brian's Winter. Republished in UK as: Hatchet: Winter.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0440227194, Mass Market Paperback)

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.

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

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