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Cats of the Clans (Warriors Series)

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by Erin Hunter, Wayne Mcloughlin (Illustrator)

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Hear the stories of the great warriors as they've never been told before! Cats of the Clans is chock-full of visual treats and captivating details, including full-color illustrations and in-depth biographies of important cats—from fierce Clan leaders to wise medicine cats to the most mischievous kits, as well as loners, rogues, and kittypets.



Hear the stories of the great warriors as they've never been told before! Cats of the Clans is chock-full of visual treats and captivating details, including full-color illustrations and in-depth biographies of important cats—from fierce Clan leaders to wise medicine cats to the most mischievous kits, as well as loners, rogues, and kittypets.

This collectible guide is a great introduction to the Warriors series for new fans and is indispensable for those already hooked!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Elizabeth Young
A veritable who's-who of the "Cats of the Clans" membership, this is probably not a good idea to read independently from the series! The names and attributes will mean nothing. For Clan followers, this will give insight into each cat, his lineage and his forte in life. Hunter's infatuation with astrology and mythology comes through quite clearly in references to past lives, medicinal prowess, and clan allegiances. Each cat-member is shown in a full-page color illustration accompanied by a one-page, two- to three-paragraph description of his acceptance into the clan, how he arrived, his strengths, and any known lineage. In addition, each of the four clans (ThunderClan, ShadowClan, WindClan, RiverClan) has a double-page spread. Each clan possesses unique characteristics that are reminiscent of street "gangs," including violence, relationships and daily struggles. This work will never be confused with West Side Story, but it could serve as a precursor to more classical works, if a creative facilitator is involved! Reviewer: Elizabeth Young
School Library Journal

Gr 4 Up

This guide to the phenomenally popular series uses a loose narrative structure to introduce the cats: three kittens have lost their way en route to Star Clan and are told stories by a mysterious narrator known only as Rock. The telling of the tales is organized by clan, giving a full-page overview of each character's place in the saga. While this book is a handy companion for fans of the series, it is absolutely mind-boggling for anyone who has not read at least one of the novels. The dizzying number of felines and their relationships is difficult to keep track of, and events mentioned make no sense without prior knowledge of the books. The lack of family trees is unfortunate-there are by now several generations of cats, as well as cross-mating among the clans-and there is a breakdown of the naming codes used to distinguish the warriors; titles such as "kit," "paw," and "star" change as the cats move up within the hierarchy of the clans. One element that will be evident to new readers is the ferocity of these animals' lives, which is in keeping with the tone and spirit of the novels. The full-color portraits of these cats are spectacular. They show these characters to be exciting, vibrant, and unique, and will interest new readers much more than the tone-heavy, mysterious musings of the narrator.-Kara Schaff Dean, Walpole Public Library, MA

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HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
Warriors Field Guide Series
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Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)
1120L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 12 Years

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Warriors: Cats of the Clans

Chapter One

Three Lost Travelers

Who's there? Come forward, into the moonlight. Three kits, smelling of stars and the night? You're a long way from StarClan, little ones. Did you stray too far into the shadows at the edge of your territory? You must be surprised to end up here, far beneath the ground, with such a strange-looking cat to welcome you. I doubt my name, or this place, is spoken of in StarClan.

Hush, don't be scared. I won't hurt you. I'll show you the path home when day breaks, when there is light to see your way. Lie down—the floor is more comfortable than you may think. See how smooth it is underpaw? I would not exchange it for all the prickles and tickling things that line your nests. I have long forgotten how I ever slept amid such rustling. It is always silent here, apart from the echo of the water.

What did you say your name was? Mosskit? Of course, Bluefur's kit, Mistyfoot and Stonefur's little sister. And the underfed tom beside you? Adderkit, yes, from WindClan. You were very young to go to StarClan, weren't you? And named for the snake that . . . Yes, I know you too, Blossomkit! Your white fur is unusual for a ShadowClan cat. Brokenstar may have promised you that you'd be a warrior before any other kit in the forest, but I don't think he ever imagined you going into battle. You died too young, but trust me, you were saved from even greater horrors.

Three little kits who didn't live long enough in the forest to learn about your Clanmates, their friends, and their rivals. There is a price to be paid in being a kit forever.

If you settle down—yes, evenyou, Mosskit—then I'll answer your questions about the cats you left behind. Ha, the night is not long enough to tell you everything I know! There are so many cats, many more than you know about. You would be here a moon and more to hear of them all. But I shall tell you about the ones I remember most clearly, and the ones I watch still. Oh, yes, I have watched them all, from as far back as any cat in the Clans can remember, and farther. And not only the four Clans that live beside the lake now. Much as they might wish to think they are the center of this world, there are cats of equal worth—or more—far beyond their fragile borders. Cats reviled for being loners and rogues, simply because they do not wish to live in a hive of chattering voices: poor beleaguered SkyClan, driven out because of their fellow Clans' selfishness; the Tribe of Rushing Water, who cling stubbornly to the mountains like the moss that grows beside the waterfall—I know them all. And BloodClan, who are not worthy of the name of Clan, and who will fade into the stuff of nursery tales once they have consumed themselves with their hunger for battle and bloodshed.

Who am I? I am Rock, the keeper of the world beneath the one your former Clanmates walk.

The watcher for more moons than you can dream of.

And the seer of all the moons to come.

Now, be still and listen.

Warriors: Cats of the Clans. Copyright (c) by Erin Hunter . Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.

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.

Wayne McLoughlin studied art at San Diego State University and has worked as a writer and illustrator for such magazines as Esquire and National Lampoon. His books for children include Fireflies, by Alice Hoffman, Here is the Wetland, by Madeleine Dunphy (both Hyperion), and Loch, by Paul Zindel. He lives with his wife and daughter in Bellows Falls, Vermont.

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Cats of the Clans (Warriors Series) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 495 reviews.
kaitlyn97 More than 1 year ago
This is a great guide book to a lot of the Warriors cats. Has great pictures and miny facts. If you liked the warriors:Field guide, then you'll love this.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a good book and a MUST read for Warrior fanatics. It was not what I expected though. It was very small and didn't have enough about each cat...or enough cats! It was too expensive to be so small but the pictures were worth alot. It helped identify alot of cats in the video at the Warriors website. It also hinted to some of the things to come :' I was dissapointed though! Not all the facts were correct. Leafdapple, current leader of SkyClan was a loner to start with, NOT a kittypet! Who would name a kittypet Leaf, it's clearly a loner name! I think Erin might need a new editor!!! I do recommend this book though.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was so excited when I learned about this book. But then, As I read it, it got boring and boring. yes, it was a good book, but it could easily have been better. But, it was interesting to see things from rocks point of view. My favorate pictures were Brightheart, Cinderpelt, Tigerstar, tallstar, and Silverstream. i was a bit offended that Brooks picture wasnt in this book! That made me pretty sad. My favorate stories were Onestars and Heatherpaws, and I think of Leopardstar, Blackstar, Onestar, Ashfur, and other cats differently now after reading this book. This gives some pints that Leafpool did have kits like that StarClan were punishing Crowfeather for a crime he had not yet commited. And where will Brambleclaws true loyalties really lie? All theese questions and more! read the book and find out!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
FOR ALL THESE PEOPLE WANTING TO FIND OUT IF ITS WORTH THE MONEY TO GET WARRIORS BOOKS THEN SAY YES TO THIS REVIEW!! (This book was great and worth it if you read the series) FOR ALL OF YOU WITH THESE ROLEPLAYS IN REVIEW PARTS OF BOOKS AND OTHER THINGS I HAVE A WORD TO DESCRIBE YOU: Stupid. How would YOU like it if you went to get the first book in a series you never read before and went to read the reviews first and there was no reviews just spoilers and roleplays. Would YOU be happy? From what I hear people arent. FLAG AND SAY NO TO THESE ROLEPLAYERS IF YOURE NOT HAPPY JUST MAD OR DISAPPOINTED OR BOTH!!:
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is totally amazing! Its great if you dont know who the cats are or what they look like highly reccomend it favorite cat dont know if i have a favorite
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought this would be a good book but when i got it i realized that there was hardly any of the charicters in it. It only had about 6 or 7 charicters per clan. It was also the same price as the other book and was about 1/4 of the size. Erin hunter should have added a lot more pictures and back stories they could have added a lot more. The pictures that were in it though were pretty cool though
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Firestar died in the last hope want to help VOTE?VOTE if you want firestar back or dead so yes or no thx!!!;)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This nook is soooooo good ibread in less than an hour more like less than 30 minuetes i am erins biggest fan --icestorm thunderclan medicine cat--
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Where are the cats?Likewhitestorm,snowfur,pinestar,shellheart,mudfuretc.there should be familytrees great book though
John Hudson More than 1 year ago
i like this book it tells u all about the cat clans and their journeys
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although the visuals were good, some of the cats mentioned were not shown very well. IE: Cloudtail was not shown at all when mentioned. Nor was Brook. I thought this would have more about cats we DON'T know. Most of these we already know everything about. I thought we would ACTUALLY learn about the kits and elders, but it is really only warriors, medicine cats, and leaders. It seems like a copy of Forest of Cats, but with less details. Although the descriptions were alright, they were only around one page long or shorter. I expected more of this book. I suggest just leafing through it, it isnt worth eighteen dollars in my opinion. May StarClan light all your paths. ~BrightStar
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Please join prophecyclan all positions r open exept med cat med cat aprentice and leader Silverstar We r at tabbys 1st result
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hi this is Lilystar leader of WaterClan. My Clan and I are in need of loyal and active warriors and apprentices. We also need a medicine cat apprentice. Please reply addressed to Lilystar with your cat name, gender, position you want, and what you look like if you wish to join. Thank you!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Go cat res 4 and ill tell you the rules. ~Silverstar, leader of Silverclan
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Join spiritclan at the jungle res1 all spots are open.~spiritstar.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
At blackhawk res1 ~ snowstar~ btw we need queens warriors apps and kitss and elders
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was great. It really helped me to understand what I couldn't get from the books. It is a bit of a spoiler alert if you haven't finished the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Warriors books are awsome!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I still love this book, but I have to admit I was a bit disappointed with it. It was only 1/4 the size of the other guides, but still just as expensive. And it only had about 6 cats per clan. Most of the facts about the cats we already knew, anyway. And each cat only had 1/2 to 1 full page about them. Sad that this book wasn't what I expected. But still, I love you Erin Hunter! Fuzzyleg, dark gray and white long-haired she-cat with sky-blue eyes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is great to read especially f you are addicted to the Warriors series. This introduces you to most of the imortant cats. Warrior lovers should totally read it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book was great! I recmond the series. Be sure to start with INTO THE WILD.Thhe book is five Star! Please keep the fhony clans on the web page.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My name is Amberpaw an aprentice of RiverClan. I love this book I have heard of Jaypaw and his meetings with Rock and I didn't belive it at first until Mothwing confirmed it. It seemed so exciting!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is really good. I love the pictures its so awesome.
Morgan Stephens More than 1 year ago
i love the warriors series so thisvwas a good edition to it
Anonymous 26 days ago