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Brian's Return
After having survived a plane crash and 54 days in the Canadian wilderness several years earlier, Brian can't seem to fit into "civilization." The world of high school and family life makes no sense anymore. So Brian begins to plan. It's time to return to the woods. This time, though, he makes no plans to come back home. ...
Brian's Winter (Thriller/Action)
This story was written to show people how Brain would have done if he had not been saved in the novel titled "Hatchet". Brian has been in the Canadian wilderness now for a long period of time. He is used to supplying things for himself. He realizes that it is getting colder everyday. He is smart enough to realize that he needs to kill animals to make warm clothing, shoes, and food. Brian is facing hardships and wondering if he will ever get saved or is t...
Brian's Winter (Literature)
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 fo...
Guts: The True Stories Behind Hatchet And The Brian Books
‘Guts: The True Stories Behind Hatchet and the Brian Books' was one of my favourite books. It talked about Gary Paulson's experiences like using bow-and-arrows, killing animals, and surviving independently in wilderness with nobody at his side. ...

Paulsen booklist

Hatchet
The book "Hatchet" is about a teenager boy who gets stranded on the Canadian wilderness. Brian is flying on a plane to visit his dad and the pilot gets a heart attack. But Brian doesn't have any experience to drive a plane, so he crashes and lands in the water and he has to swim all the way to land. He ends up at the Canadian Wilderness. He builds a shelter from his hatchet, his mother gave him, and the wilderness is a forest so he cuts down a lo...
Mr. Tucket
Francis Tucket is a 14 year old boy traveling with his family by wagon to Oregon. On his birthday, he gets a rifle as a present, and stays behind the wagon for target practice. As a result, he is left behind. Suddenly he is set upon by a hunting party of Pawnees, and taken in as a 'son' by an old Pawnee woman. Trying to settle into his new life, he recognizes a white man among the Pawnees one day. He is quickly hidden away, and the man, Jason...
Soldier's Heart
Based on the life of a real boy, it tells the story of Charley Goddard, who lies his way into the Union Army at the age of 15. Charley has never been anyplace beyond Winona, Minnesota, and thinks war would be a great adventure. And it is--at first--as his regiment marches off through cheering crowds and pretty, flag-waving girls. But then comes the battle. Charley screams, "Make it stop now!" disbelieving that anything so horrible could be real. Paul...
The Hatchet
Brian Robeson, a thirteen-year-old from New York City, boards a plan headed from Hampton, New York to the Canadian north woods to visit his father. His parents' recent divorce weighs heavily on him, as does "The Secret" that his mother is having an affair. The pilot gives him a very brief flying lesson in which Brian has control of the plane for a few minutes. The pilot seems to be experiencing increasing pain in his shoulder, arm, and stomach. At ...
The Island
Fifteen-year-old Wil must move with his parents to a small rural town in Northern Wisconsin when his father transfers to a new job. Keeping mostly to himeself, Wil discovers a small lake while bicycling on the back roads near his home. There he finds an abandoned minnow boat that he rows to an island in the middle of the lake. On the island, Wil discovers the wonders of nature and sits mesmerized by the different island inhabitants: cranes, turtle...
The River
It has been two years since Brian Robeson survived in the Canadian wilderness with only a hatchet, and now, two government employees knock on his door. They come to inform Brian that he has to survive in the wilderness once again. They say that they will send a psychologist with him named Derek Holtzer, to take notes on all of Brian's activities. The purpose of Derek is so when he returns, he can show army scouts survival skills. After a long discussion ...

Gary Paulsen list of books

The Transall Saga
Mark Harrison thinks he's just going mountain climbing, but as he hikes he is struck by a mysterious beam of light that transports him to what appears to be a different world. In this world is a jungle that he has to learn to survive in, dangerous animals he must defend himself from, and eventually when he meets people he must learn about their culture and adapt there. Once he adjusts, he finds that he would be perfectly content to live all his life in...


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