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Brian returns to the wilderness to discover where he truly belongs in this follow-up to the award-winning classic Hatchet from three-time Newbery Honor-winning author Gary Paulsen!

As millions of readers of Hatchet, The River, and Brian's Winter know, Brian Robeson survived alone in the wilderness by finding solutions to extraordinary challenges. But now that's he's back to ordinary life, he can't make sense of high school life. He feels disconnected, more isolated than he did alone in the north woods. How can Brian discover his true path in life, and where he belongs? The answer is to return.

Gay Paulsen skillfully explores the meaning of belonging and purpose, and reminds us of a crucial rule of the wilderness: expect the unexpected.

“Bold, confident and persuasive.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred

“Paulsen bases many of his protagonist’s experiences on his own, and the wilderness through which Brian moves is vividly observed.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred

Read all the Hatchet Adventures!
Brian's Winter
The River
Brian's Return
Brian's Hunt
Paperback, 128 pages
Published on March 13, 2012 by Ember
ISBN-10: 0307929604
ISBN-13: 9780307929600
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  • he_man
    he_manSaturday, December 12, 2015 at 11:43 am55 stars
    it has a lot of action anda lt of suppence

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