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Brian's Winter

by Gary Paulsen

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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

Summary:

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 |
A very nice read about a young boy who grows up fast out in the Canadian wilderness! ( )
  virg144 | Feb 27, 2014 |
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Genre: Fiction (Survival)

Reading Level: 5th grade and up

Summary:
"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.
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?”
-Scholastic

I love this book and several environmental education lessons could be taught. Being prepared, edible plants, ecosystems. ( )
  aelucas | Dec 9, 2013 |
I've read this book before and it's always a great read. This is my 3rd time and it's just as good as the 1st time I read it. ( )
  ferrisscottr | Jun 18, 2013 |
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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.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:53:36 -0400)

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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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