Battles of the Clans (Warriors Series)

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Overview

An inside look at each Clan's fighting secrets:


• ShadowClan's night ambush technique
• ThunderClan's surprise Lightning Strike tactic
• WindClan's secret underground tunneling
• RiverClan's water maneuvers
• SkyClan's fearsome "skydrop" move

Plus never-before-told stories behind the most significant battles in Clan history!

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Overview

An inside look at each Clan's fighting secrets:


• ShadowClan's night ambush technique
• ThunderClan's surprise Lightning Strike tactic
• WindClan's secret underground tunneling
• RiverClan's water maneuvers
• SkyClan's fearsome "skydrop" move

Plus never-before-told stories behind the most significant battles in Clan history!

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Janice DeLong
Led by Onestar, readers take the perspective of two inquisitive kittypets that have come into WindClan territory to learn all about their wild neighbors. Unique to other books in the series, the domesticated visitors are welcomed and guided from one clan to another in peace. The literary device works well for juvenile readers familiar with the series who also want to know history of each clan. Written from first person point of view, each chapter takes the audience through techniques and strategies used in battles, as well as an excursion through battlefields. For fans of this most successful series, such a tour is exciting as well as enlightening. Legacies of each of the clans are explored, revealing heroes as well as villains. Adults concerned with the quality of reading for their children or students will be pleased to know that the same values are expressed in this volume as in the many preceding tales. Honor, courage, care for the kits, loyalty, and respect for authority still shine through making this fantasy series far superior to many others in the contemporary market. Young readers will be especially attracted to this title with its adventure game concluding the volume. Reviewer: Janice DeLong
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061702303
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/1/2010
  • Series: Warriors Field Guide Series
  • Pages: 159
  • Sales rank: 57,726
  • Age range: 10 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 900L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Erin Hunter is inspired by a love of cats and a fascination with the ferocity of the natural world. In addition to having great respect for nature in all its forms, Erin enjoys creating rich mythical explanations for animal behavior. She is also the author of the bestselling Seekers and Survivors series.

Biography

Erin Hunter is the nom de plume of three British writers who create enthralling, animal-centric YA fantasies in the tradition of Brian Jacques's Redwall books. In 2003, they launched their bestselling Warriors series with Into the Wild, the story of a domesticated kitten who leaves the comforts of his human home to join a family of feral cats living in the woods. Introducing a captivating world where rival cat clans struggle for survival, the book was an immediate sensation with animal- and adventure-loving preteens. Since its debut, Warriors has become a genuine publishing phenomenon, spawning a string of six-book miniseries, each with its own distinct story arc.

The Erin Hunter collaboration is an unusual but highly successful one. Characters and story ideas emanate from editor Victoria Holmes, who keeps track of previous plot lines, ensures continuity, and coordinates the details of a complex and growing cast of characters. Kate Cary and Cherith Baldry take turns writing individual books; then everything is vetted again through Holmes, who checks carefully to make sure the stories are told in a single, unified voice. With different writing styles at work, this would seem a daunting task. However, in a 2006 interview, Holmes explained her modus operandi: "I think of it as being able to "speak Erin Hunter", like speaking a different language, and after working on [so many] scripts, I know pretty much at once if a line or phrase doesn't sound right."

Although the Erin Hunter books are written for young readers, they do not shy away from difficult material. The animals face life-threatening dangers and experience pain, grief, and loss -- sometimes even treachery within their own ranks. But the authors are always careful to reinforce positive messages about family, friendship, loyalty, and love. Independently, Holmes, Cary, and Baldry stay busy with their own writing and editing projects; but in 2008, they reunited for a second animal fantasy series. Seekers: The Quest Begins features a trio of bears from different species (black, polar, and grizzly), who join together for an adventure-filled odyssey that will change their lives forever.

Good To Know

Fun facts about "Erin Hunter" and the Warrior books, plus advice for aspiring writers:
Cherith Baldry and Kate Cary have always loved cats -- and writing fantasy stories! Cherith is particularly interested in the stories of King Arthur, with all those glorious battles, knights, and a courtly code of behavior. Kate is fascinated by animal interaction and the way you can read all sorts of hidden motivation into what cats do. She's also not afraid of describing the goriest scenes!

Says Victoria Holmes, "I love being one of the Erins and frequently dream of being a cat running through a forest when I am coming up with new story lines. Teaming up with Kate and Cherith on the Warriors books is an unconventional way of working, but we love writing the books together and it means we can produce them much faster than a single writer could."

They came up with the single name, Erin Hunter, to avoid confusing their readers by having books from the same series filed in different places on the bookshelves.

Erin's advice for aspiring writers: "Read, read, and read some more! Make sure you read a wide variety of stories: fantasy stories teach you about making up completely new worlds, crime-solving stories teach you about handling a complicated plot, stories with lots of characters teach you how to describe relationships. Also, write as many stories as you can, even if no one else reads them. And remember that the best inspiration comes from what's around you -- Kate and Cherith go for long walks through the woods to find new locations for the cats to explore. They also spend hours watching their cats -- and other people -- to see how they behave in certain situations."

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    1. Also Known As:
      Erin Hunter is the pseudonym for three writers: Cherith Baldry, Kate Cary, and Victoria Holmes
    2. Hometown:
      All three writers live in the U.K.

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Posted May 25, 2010

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    I Also Recommend:

    A Peek At The Other Clans

    The minute I saw the cover, I was very excited for the new special edition. I am very much a ShadowClan cat at heart, and I think it's long overdue for ShadowClan to give a perspective. Yes, all the Clans do so in this book, but ShadowClan's seemed especially engrossing. I have read into this book from the HarperCollins website, and I can say that it is interesting to learn the Clans' different fighting techniques and how they came to be. Plus, you get POVs from cats who haven't gotten all that much attention, and one from a recently deceased tom we all came to love- no not Ashfur :P-. It also gives you a listt of tail signals, all originating from ShadowClan! An interesting read, but doesn't continue on with the plotline of the real series, but instead reverts back all the way to the forest we knew in the beginning.

    19 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2012

    Great book!

    This book will take you into the world of warriors as they fight and see the battle through their eyes. I doubt that you would get bored reading this!

    12 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2011

    oh ya!!!!!!X3

    this book is a grate book that fetures many of the grates battes in the warrior cats siries. this book is highly recomened by a warrior cat fangirl!!!!

    10 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 24, 2011

    Most Epic Series Ever!!!!!!

    The Warriors series is the best. This book is for anyone who is interested in learning special clan moves, or anyone who is bored and wants to read about a battle or two. Erin Hunter managed to put miracles in a book series!

    9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 18, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    I love this book and anyone looking for a great action read, look no further than Warriors!

    I am the first to admit, I am obsessed with Warriors. I have every single book Erin Hunter has written. Including Seekers. And this book is one of my favorites! Everything is very detailed, the illustations are amazing, and every section has you on the edge of your seat! I wish I were a cat, just so I could try some of the tactics and moves in this book! I love this book!


    And in truth, I recommend all warriors books, but I can only put five in the little box.

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2013

    Firestar...

    Firestar died in the last hope want to help VOTE?VOTE if you want firestar back or dead so yes or no thx!!!;)

    7 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2012

    Aswome books

    I love Shadowclan!My favorite cat in Shadowclan is Russetfur.
    I think people will love this book because I couldn't put the book down!And Erin Hunter love your books.



    Russetfur-dark ginger she-cat

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 27, 2011

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    Seriously!?

    Can you guys actually talk about the book plz?

    7 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2012

    MoonClan

    Greetings! I am Hazelstar, leader of MoonClan. These are my Clanmates:

    Fox-eyes - deputy
    Silentstream - medicine cat
    Warriors

    Splashheart
    Icetail
    Meadowpelt
    Fleetfoot
    Clovertail
    Sealsplash
    Featherwhisker
    Pinetail
    Owlflight
    Wolfheart
    Sunshine
    Leafdapple
    Lakeshine
    Runningstorm
    Clawface

    Apprentices
    Berrypaw
    Lionpaw
    Jaguarpaw
    Cheetahpaw
    Leapordpaw
    Starpaw
    Silverpaw - medicine cat apprentice

    Kits
    Mistkit
    Sunkit
    Rainkit
    Coyotekit
    Lilackit
    Rosekit
    Tigerkit
    Stonekit

    Queens
    Nightmist
    Diamondtail
    Swifttail
    Lilystem
    Firefly

    Elders
    One- ear
    Blackface
    Eaglewing
    Birdflight
    Larksong
    Cinderfeather
    Bluepelt
    Badgertail

    This is MoonClan!

    6 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2011

    LOVE THE BOOK

    Love the book!!

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 24, 2011

    The hole warrior serees is awesome

    Coolest most exiting book ever

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2013

    Warriors Rule!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Awesome book, but whoevet posted to join s*xclan is disgusting!!!!?? Get a life you moron!!!!!!!""

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2012

    Moonmist speaks

    Hi im moonmist i was not mentioned in any warrior book bout i was riverstars mate i bore 4 kits maplekit shadekit brightkit waterkit. I was killed by shadowstar. This book i recommend its intereting. Maple kit was gray & white shadekit was silver gray brightkit silvr tabby waterkit blue & white. Riverstar had 2 mates ir more but i was the first mate silver blue tabby is what i looked like all my kits had blue eyes

    3 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 19, 2012

    Ris

    Rise Of BloodClan Spinoff Chapter 1(this story takes place after Scourge found a mate and Bone's mate got killed in BloodClan camp a warriors fanfiction story by the one and only me!) Bone collapsed, his weight seeming to lift from him. He'd lost Briar. His mate was gone! The BloodClan deputy turned around and padded under a large dumpster. Two icy blue eyes fixed on them. "Oh. It's you. Anything, ya wanna talk about, Bone?" The cat asked in a cold and icy voice. "Yes, Scourge," Bone panted. The cat appeared. He was a small black tom with a single white paw, a purple teeth studded collar, and ice-blue eyes. "I've been thinking.... how many cats does BloodClan currently have?" Bone asked. Scourge paused. "I... I don't know," Scourge mewed. To Be Continued.

    3 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2012

    H

    How can i join moonclan?

    3 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2012

    Wow

    I have read all of the series and im only 10

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2012

    Omg it is awsome

    Love it

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2012

    Err...

    I love warrior cats!

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2011

    Watrheart

    To:bluestar u r awesome

    3 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2013

    Sweet cover

    The book cover is really cool looking, don't you agree?

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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