Brian’s Return Book written by Gary PaulsenConnections and Illustrations by Brianna
When Brian Remembered the Wolf he had seen,it reminds me of when Levi was walking around at nightand I mistook him for a coyote.
When Brian’s canoe tipped over,it reminds me of when Bella jumped off a cliff,into the water in New Moon.
When Brian lived in the wilderness,it reminds me of when I was campingin Banff and Jasper.
When the loon called while Brian was in the wilderness,it reminds me of when Peter from the Fudge Series said thatFudge was laughing like a loon at Sesame Street on TV.
When Brian answered the wolf,it reminds me of when I tried to getNewton to bring the ball back,so I could throw it again.
When the wolf grew tired of duets with Brian,who answered his calls, it reminds me ofwhen I was being chased, and I grew tiredof being chased.
When Brian couldn’t sleep at ﬁrst,it reminds me of how Fudge didn’tlike his little sister, Tootsie at ﬁrstin theFudge Series. I wish Tootsie was never born.
When Brian left the Wilderness,it reminds me of when I leftSaskatchewan.
When two wolves come intoBrian’s camp, it reminds me ofthe pack of werewolves from theTwilight Saga.
When the book talks about a wolf and says ‘one small size’this phrase reminds me of Seth from the Twilight Saga,because he is smaller than the other werewolves.When the book says ‘the canopy’,these words remind me of when Jack and Anniewent to the Amazon Rainforest and its large canopy.
When Brian said, “I guess the wind is stronger than it looks,”it reminds me of when I thought it was warm out but itturnedout that it wasn’t really warm out.
When Brian felt that he didn’t belong outside of thewilderness,it reminds me of when Roy from Hoot felt like he didn’tbelongoutside of Montana.
When Brian paddled through a green wonderland,it reminded me of how Alice called a place Wonderlandin Alice in Wonderland.
The Wilderness reminds me of Saskatchewan,because there is many lakes, there is a river andit is completely ﬂat with many trees and wildlife.
When Brian feels sad for his own loss, Shakespeare and Julietand Romeo,it reminds me of when I left Kendall in Saskatchewan and Ifelt sad to leave her.
When Brian talks about a skunk who sort of “adopted” him, reminds me of when I was almost sprayed by a skunk.
When Brian said that the mosquitos were bad- as bad as he’dever seen them, reminds me of when I was in Saskatchewan and the mosquitos were really bad.
When a deer jumped into Brian’s canoe, it reminds me ofwhen I was in Thailand and monkeys climbed into our boats.