Brian's Winter Book Summary and Study Guide

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In the book Brian's Winter, Brian is left alone in the Canadian wilderness with few things found on the plane from the previous plane crash in Hatchet. Brian is left to catch fish alone in deadly winter, make his own snowshoes using wood, and create a mediocure living society. Brian struggles to keep warm throughout the book in the cold wilderness. He misses his parents, and hears things at night... will Brian be rescued, or will he stay in the forest for the rest of his life?
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When in the book Hatchet, Brian was stranded in the wilderness with little but his hatchet. Brian is rescued at the end of summer in Hatchet, but what if he wasn't? What if he had to face his deadliest enemy- winter?
In Brian's Winter, Brian discovers and lives throught the many elements of the cold, frigid, Winter. He encouters foxes, bears, mooses, and especially rabbits, whom he kills to stay alive.
The review of this Book prepared by Margaret

Brian's Winter is a sequel to Hatchet. In Brian's Winter, Brian is not saved, and has to deal with the onset of winter. He needs to learn how to hunt, keep warm, and deal with the other animals in the forest. If he doesn't the harsh Canadian winter will kill him.
The review of this Book prepared by Joshua Kissell

There is a child whose plane crashed and he is forced to survive winter in a forest because the pilot of the plane died. Brian has to hunt, get firewood, find a shelter and keep warm through the winter. Is Brian tough enough to do this?
The review of this Book prepared by Ashley Nobis

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   upbeat Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Age 11-14 Exploring into the wild    -   Yes kind of story    -   surviving natural elements

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   4 () Desert?    -   Yes Forest?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   little dialog

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