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The Brian's Saga Series


by Gary Paulsen (Author)

Book Cover for the Brian's Saga Series
Brian Robeson, sole passenger on a Cessna 406, is on his way to visit his father when the tiny bush plane crashes in the Canadian wilderness. With nothing but his clothing, a tattered windbreaker, and the hatchet his mother had given him as a present, Brian finds himself completely alone.

Challenged by his fear and despair – and plagued with the weight of a dreadful secret he's been keeping since his parent's divorce – Brian must tame his inner demons in order to survive. It will take all his know-how and determination, and more courage than he knew he possessed.

Series Summary


Series: Brian's Saga
Tags: adventure nature realistic fiction boys action
Series reading level: 11+
Books in series: 6
Should read in order? Yes
Next release: Finished

 Print series book list

Books in series order
1Hatchet  (1987)
2The River  (1991)
3Brian's Winter  (1996)
4Brian's Return  (1999)
5Brian's Hunt  (2003)
+ Guts: The True Stories behind Hatchet and the Brian Books  (2001)