Brian's Hunt Author:Gary Paulsen Millions of readers of Hatchet, The River, Brian’s Winter, and Brian’s Return know that Brian Robeson is at home in the Canadian wilderness. He has stood up to the challenge of surviving alone in the woods. He prefers being on his own in the natural world to civilization. — When Brian finds a dog one night, a dog that is... more » wounded and whimpering, he senses danger. The dog is badly hurt, and as Brian cares for it, he worries about his Cree friends who live north of his camp. His instincts tell him to head north, quickly. With his new companion at his side, and with a terrible, growing sense of unease, he sets out to learn what happened. He sets out on the hunt.
Brian paused. Something made him reach out and take a broadhead out of the quiver and lay it across the bow, even though the moment without paddling cost him his forward motion. He thought, This is silly, I'm being a worrywart, but positioned the bow close to him just the same.
Then dug with the paddle again, pulling hard for the island, the dog whimpering and growling.
Gary Paulson is one of the rare authors who can truly write for boys. This is an excellent adventure in the great outdoors. This is a companion to his book Hatchet.