The Skeleton Tree by Iain Lawrence is an excellent book for those who enjoyed Hatchet or simply love the outdoors. Chris and a boy named Frank end up shipwrecked in Alaska after their boat sinks. They have nothing to aid in their survival and winter is quickly approaching. The boys must work together to find food, shelter, and supplies, as well as escape the threats imposed by the Alaskan wild, including an angry grizzly bear. Will Chris and Frank be able to survive the winter? Will they ever be found?