From three-time Newbery Honor-winning author Gary Paulsen comes a beloved follow-up to his award-winning classic Hatchet that asks: What if Brian hadn't been rescued and had to face his deadliest enemy yet--winter?
In the Newbery Honor-winning Hatchet, thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson learned to survive alone in the Canadian wilderness, armed only with his hatchet. As millions of readers know, he was rescued at the end of the summer. But what if that hadn't happened? What if Brian had been left to face his deadliest enemy--winter?
Brian Paulsen raises the stakes for survival in this riveting and inspiring story as one boy confronts the ultimate adventure.
“Paulsen picks Hatchet’s story up in midstream; read together, the two books make his finest tale of survival yet.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred
“Breathtaking descriptions of nature . . . Paulsen fans will not be disappointed.” —School Library Journal
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"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
WINNER 1999 - Tennessee Volunteer State Book Award
WINNER 1997 - ALA Quick Pick for Young Adult Reluctant Readers
WINNER 1998 - Arkansas Charlie May Simon Award
NOMINEE 1997 - Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award
NOMINEE 1998 - Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award
WINNER 1998 - Iowa Children's Choice Award
WINNER 1998 - Massachusetts Children's Book Master List
WINNER 1999 - Wisconsin Golden Archer Book Award
WINNER 1999 - New Jersey Garden State Children's Book Award
WINNER - Parenting Magazine Best Book of the Year
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).