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Brian's Saga Series

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Book 1
Gary Paulsen - 2000-04-01 (first published in 1987)
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In this gripping tale of survival, a young boy must navigate the Canadian wilderness alone after his small plane crashes. Armed with only a hatchet, he must learn to find food and shelter, and overcome terrifying challenges each day. As he transforms from a helpless victim to a resourceful survivor, readers will be inspired to explore the wilderness themselves.
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Book 2
The River
Gary Paulsen - 1998-01-12 (first published in 1991)
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Survivor Brian, the main character from the award-winning book Hatchet, is sent back to the Canadian wilderness by the government for a second time. This time, he's joined by a psychologist, but a freak storm leaves the psychologist unconscious. Brian must transport him a hundred miles down the river to safety with only a hatchet and his survival skills. Will he be able to navigate the uncharted waters? The River is a thrilling adventure of survival and determination that will have you holding your breath until the very end.
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Book 3
Brian's Winter
Holt McDougal - 1998-01-12 (first published in 1996)
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A young boy must use everything he learned about survival in Hatchet to face a brutal Canadian winter alone. With no rescue in sight, he must rely on his own instincts and skills to make it through. Brian's Winter is a thrilling and intense sequel to the beloved classic.
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Book 4
Brian's Return
Gary Paulsen - 2001-05-08 (first published in 1999)
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"Brian's Return" chronicles the story of a teenager named Brian who survived the wilderness and is now struggling to find meaning in high school life. He feels disconnected and isolated, and the only way to find his true path is to return to the wilderness. This book is a continuation of the popular Hatchet series and is perfect for readers looking for an engaging and thought-provoking coming-of-age story.
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Book 5
Brian's Hunt
Gary Paulsen - 2005-10-11 (first published in 2003)
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Survivor hero, Brian Robeson, is back in the Canadian wilderness, this time with a new companion - a wounded dog. As he cares for the dog and worries about his Cree friends, Brian senses danger and embarks on a hunt to uncover the truth. Fans of Hatchet and Brian’s Return won’t want to miss this thrilling adventure.