Brian s Return

Author: Gary Paulsen
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
ISBN: 0307433196
Release Date: 2007-12-18
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

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

Brian s Hunt

Author: Gary Paulsen
Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books
ISBN: 9780375890475
Release Date: 2003-12-23
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

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

Allein in der Wildnis

Author: Gary Paulsen
Publisher: CARLSEN Verlag
ISBN: 9783646920116
Release Date: 2010-05-27
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Brian ist zwölf Jahre alt und seine Eltern sind geschieden. Er sitzt in einem kleinen Flugzeug und weiß nicht, ob er sich auf den Sommer bei seinem Vater freuen soll. Plötzlich erleidet der Pilot einen Herzinfarkt und stirbt, Brian ist allein am Himmel, vor sich Instrumente, mit denen er nicht umgehen kann, im Herzen die Gewissheit des Todes. Und dann kommt der Absturz. Doch Brian überlebt und es beginnt eine wahre Robinsonade. Er "erfindet" das Feuer neu, den Bau eines Unterschlupfs, er fertig Pfeil und Bogen ...

The River

Author: Gary Paulsen
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
ISBN: 0440229677
Release Date: 2001-11-13
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

The government sends Brian back to the Canadian wilderness in this beloved follow-up to the award-winning classic Hatchet from three-time Newbery Honor-winning author Gary Paulsen! Two years after Brian Robeson survived fifty-four days alone in the Canadian wilderness, the government wants him to head back so they can learn what he did to stay alive. This time Derek Holtzer, a government psychologist, will accompany him. But a freak storm leaves Derek unconscious. Brian's only hope is to transport Derek a hundred miles down the river to a trading post. He's survived with only a hatchet before--now can Brian build a raft and navigate an unknown river? For the first time it's not only Brian's survival that's at stake. . . An IRA-CBC Children’s Choice A Parents Magazine Best Book of the Year “Vividly written, a book that will, as intended, please the readers who hoped that Paulsen, like Brian, would ‘do it again.’” —Kirkus Reviews Read all the Hatchet Adventures! Brian's Winter The River Brian's Return Brian's Hunt

Brian s Winter

Author: Gary Paulsen
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0385729960
Release Date: 2001-11-13
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

In Hatchet, 13-year-old Brian Robeson learned to survive alone in the Canadian wilderness, armed only with his hatchet. Finally, as millions of readers know, he was rescued at the end of the summer. But what if Brian hadn't been rescued? What if he had been left to face his deadliest enemy--winter? Gary Paulsen raises the stakes for survival in this riveting and inspiring story as one boy confronts the ultimate test and the ultimate adventure. From the Paperback edition.

Der Fluss

Author: Gary Paulsen
Publisher: CARLSEN Verlag
ISBN: 9783646920161
Release Date: 2010-05-15
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Vor zwei Jahren hat der 15-jährige Brian nach einem Flugzeugabsturz allein in der Wildnis überlebt. Kaum hat der Medienrummel um ihn nachgelassen, tritt die Regierung an ihn heran: Brian soll seine Robinsonade wiederholen, damit er seine Fähigkeiten weitergeben und für Überlebenstrainings nutzbar machen kann. Nach anfänglichem Zögern stimmt er zu, sich mit dem Psychologen Derek erneut in der Wildnis aussetzen zu lassen. Doch schon kurz nach ihrer Ankunft geraten sie in ein Unwetter, in dem ihr Funkgerät zerstört und Derek schwer verletzt wird. Wieder ist Brian ganz auf sich allein gestellt ...

Gary Paulsen

Author: JoAnn Early Macken
Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 076602721X
Release Date: 2007-06-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Describes the life and accomplishments of the author known for his tales of adventure and survival, including "Hatchet" and "Dogsong."

Masters of Disaster

Author: Gary Paulsen
Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books
ISBN: 9780375898679
Release Date: 2010-08-24
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

“Let’s face facts: We may be the most boring twelve-year-olds on the planet.” Henry Mosley decides that he and his pals Riley and Reed have got to liven things up. They need to go on some earth-shaking adventures and make a name for themselves. Henry is the mastermind; Riley’s the cautious researcher who’s prepared for anything. And somehow fearful Reed always ends up with the scariest, craziest assignments. Roped into wacky attempts to break world records, reenact scenes from books, solve a hundred-year-old murder, and carry out Henry’s other inspired ideas, Riley and Reed follow their fearless leader everywhere: into the wilderness (truly terrifying), inside a bull-riding ring, into a haunted house, off the neighbors’ roof, and into a cataclysmic collision with explosive life-forms. Gary Paulsen brings all his trademark humor to this fast-paced novel of fun and disaster. From the Hardcover edition.

Hatchet

Author: Gary Paulsen
Publisher: Pan
ISBN: 0330324780
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Children in divorce

This book is the sequel to Hatchet and a story of challenge and survival. Brian is asked to return to the wilderness though this time accompanied by an adult and two way radio. Unforeseen catastrophe forces him to face a new terror and series of desperate adventures.

Guts

Author: Gary Paulsen
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
ISBN: 9780307433473
Release Date: 2007-12-18
Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction

Guess what -- Gary Paulsen was being kind to Brian. In Guts, Gary tells the real stories behind the Brian books, the stories of the adventures that inspired him to write Brian Robeson's story: working as an emergency volunteer; the death that inspired the pilot's death in Hatchet; plane crashes he has seen and near-misses of his own. He describes how he made his own bows and arrows, and takes readers on his first hunting trips, showing the wonder and solace of nature along with his hilarious mishaps and mistakes. He shares special memories, such as the night he attracted every mosquito in the county, or how he met the moose with a sense of humor, and the moose who made it personal. There's a handy chapter on "Eating Eyeballs and Guts or Starving: The Fine Art of Wilderness Nutrition." Recipes included. Readers may wonder how Gary Paulsen survived to write all of his books -- well, it took guts. From the Hardcover edition.

Gary Paulsen

Author: James Blasingame
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 031333532X
Release Date: 2007-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

An in-depth profile of the children's author discusses his childhood and experiences that influenced the themes in his novels and provides critical analyses of the plots, characters, themes, and literary techniques appearing in his works.

Booktalks and More

Author: Lucy Schall
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 1563089823
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Education

Inspire teenagers to read quality literature and help them explore issues relevant to their lives. This outstanding book offers motivational, ready-to-use booktalks for more than 100 of the best new reads for teenagers, guaranteed to pique teen interest. With a focus on recently published fiction and nonfiction titles in a wide variety of genres and themes, these dynamic booktalks center around issues, problems, and challenges that young adults are facing.