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Brian sets out on the hunt of a lifetime in this follow-up to the award-winning classic Hatchet from three-time Newbery Honor-winning author Gary Paulsen!

Brian Robeson has stood up to the challenge of surviving the wilderness in Hatchet, The River, Brian's Winter, and Brian's Return. Now, while camping alone on a lake in the woods, he finds a wounded and whimpering dog. As Brian treats her wounds, he worries about who or what did this to her. His instincts tell him to head north, quickly, to check on his Cree friends. With his new companion at his side, he sets out on the hunt.

Gary Paulsen expertly delivers a riveting story that brilliantly combines two of his great themes: the human animal's place in nature, and the mysterious and wonderful bond between humans and dogs.

“The Brian books reveal nature and humankind’s place in it with spare prose that seems ideally suited to the setting and plot.” —VOYA

“Based on real incidents, this well-written sequel to Hatchet and its successors will be gobbled up by the author’s legions of fans.” —Kirkus Reviews

Read all the Hatchet Adventures!
Brian's Winter
The River
Brian's Return
Brian's Hunt
Paperback, 112 pages
Published on March 13, 2012 by Ember
ISBN-10: 0307929590
ISBN-13: 9780307929594
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  • hack158
    hack158Friday, May 30, 2014 at 11:45 am
    it is a magnificent story and on the book before it it leaves you on cliff hanger so when I read this it satisfied my thirst in wanting to know more
    • trme
      trmeFriday, April 11, 2014 at 11:43 am44 stars
      haven't read it yet :-)