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Brian's Winter is the alternate ending sequel to Hatchet. Still stranded at the L-shape lake, the story follows Brian into the Fall and Winter in the Canadian wilderness, where he learns many new things in order to survive the harsh climate. Brian must construct a winter shelter, build snow shoes, survive an attack by a bear, and learn how to make a bow more powerful. Eventually, Brian meets a family of Cree trappers who help him return home. Various areas such as reading comprehension, vocabulary development, spelling, grammar, and writing are all entwined in this integrated approach, eliminating the need for teaching these skills separately. This Novel Study provides a teacher and student section with a variety of activities, chapter questions, crossword, word search, and answer key to create a well-rounded lesson plan.