Brian's Winter

by Gary Paulsen

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Book Information

Publication Date: January 1996

Reading Level: Lexile Measure 1140L, Scholastic Guided Reading Level R

Interest Level: Grades 6 - 8

Major Awards: Young Readers Choice Awards

Number of Pages: 176 pages

Approximate Word Count: 53,680 words -- The average reader will spend 3 hours and 34 minutes reading Brian's Winter (A Hatchet Adventure) at 250 words per minute.

Audible Book Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins

Book Themes: Survival, Loneliness

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Realistic Fiction

Setting: Canadian Wilderness near a Small Lake

Important Quote: Initially, he worried that he might be going crazy. But then he decided if you felt you were crazy you weren't really crazy because he had heard somewhere that crazy people didn't know they were insane.

First Line: Fall came on with softness, so that Brian didn't realize what was in store - a hard-spined north wooods winter - until it was nearly too late.

Point of View: Third Person from the Perspective of Brian

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