An alternative ending in full-book form, Brian's Winter takes a different route than the ending given at Gary Paulsen's classic novel Hatchet. What if Brian Robeson hadn't been rescued at the end of summer? What if he had to continue to rely on his intelligence, intellect, and hatchet throughout the cold and deadly winter? Filled with the same thrill of survival as the previous novel, naturalists and adventures-lovers will be riveted. 133 pages, hardcover with dust jacket.
In 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 Winterbegins where Hatchet might have ended: Brian is not rescued, but must build on his survival skills to face his deadliest enemy--a northern winter.
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).
"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."
--School Library Journal