Hatchet is the first of a 5 book series. Hatchet was supossed to be a single book never a series. In Hatchet, 13-year-old Brian Robeson learned to survive alone in the Canadian wilderness, armed only with his hatchet. He was rescued at the end of the summer. I got such a response from readers that they wished the book would have continued so they could have seen how Brian would have survived the winter. So I wrote an alternate ending. Brian’s Winter begins where Hatchet might have ended: Brian is not rescued, but must build on his survival skills to face his deadliest enemy–a northern winter. I am so thankful to my loyal readers that pushed me to write more and allowed me to extend this story to 5 books.
After I finished the books I wrote “Guts: The True Stories Behind Hatchet and the Brian series”; this book gives people a real look into how this series could have really happened.
Woodsong was a little different then my previous books. In this book I wrote about what I actually encountered while in Minnesota trapping beavers and taking part in the dog sled races with my 15 dogs. It was beautiful along the race and that is what kept be going. But it sure was cold out there.
Notes from the dog is one of more recent books, there is not surviving the wilderness but you sure do have to survive people, especially girls. “Sometimes having company is not all it’s cracked up to be.” Fifteen-year-old Finn is a loner, living with his dad and his amazing dog, Dylan. This summer he’s hoping for a job where he doesn’t have to talk to anyone except his pal Matthew. Then Johanna moves in next door. She’s 10 years older, cool, funny, and she treats Finn as an equal. Dylan loves her, too. Johanna’s dealing with breast cancer, and Matthew and Finn learn to care for her, emotionally and physically. When she hires Finn to create a garden, his gardening ideas backfire comically. But Johanna and the garden help Finn discover his talents for connecting with people. This is a fun new book that takes a new idea a little diffrent from my other books.
These are many, but not all of the books I have written throughout my career:
Father Water, Mother Woods
My Life in Dog Years
Puppies, Dogs and Blue Northers
Call Me Francis Tucket
The Transall Saga
The Voyage of the Frog
A Christmas Sonata
The Night the White Deer Died
The Winter Room
The Boy Who Owned the School
The Schernott Discoveries
Harris and Me
You can see a more complete list here, and purchace them from the site.