Cats of the Clans (Warriors Series) [NOOK Book]

Overview

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...

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Overview

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!

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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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061973697
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/6/2009
  • Series: Warriors Series
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 68,304
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Erin Hunter is inspired by a fascination with the ferocity of the natural world. As well as 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 Warriors and Seekers 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.

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.

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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.
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Table of Contents


Three Lost Travelers     2
ThunderClan     4
Firestar     6
Bluestar     8
Graystripe and Millie     10
Sandstorm     12
Yellowfang     14
Cinderpelt     16
Leafpool     18
Squirrelflight     20
Brambleclaw     22
Ashfur     24
Brightheart and Cloudtail     26
Jaypaw, Hollypaw, and Lionpaw     28
ShadowClan     30
Tigerstar     32
Brokenstar     34
Blackstar     36
Tawnypelt     38
Boulder     40
Littlecloud and Runningnose     42
WindClan     44
Tallstar     46
Onestar     48
Mudclaw     50
Crowfeather     52
Nightcloud and Breezepaw     54
Heatherpaw     56
RiverClan     58
Crookedstar     60
Leopardstar     62
Graypool, Mistyfoot, and Stonefur     64
Silverstream     66
Feathertail     68
Stormfur     70
Hawkfrost     72
Mothwing and Willowpaw     74
Cats Outside the Clans     76
Ravenpaw and Barley     78
Princess and Smudge     80
Brook Where Small Fish Swim and Talon of Swooping Eagle     82
Teller of the Pointed Stones     84
Cloudstar and Skywatcher     86
Leafdapple, Echosong, and Sharpclaw     88
Scourge and Bone     90
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  • Posted April 6, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Warriors: Cats of the Clans

    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.

    20 out of 27 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2008

    Good...not exeptional

    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.

    18 out of 24 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2008

    Sort of Disapointing

    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

    10 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2008

    I expected more.

    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!

    9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 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!!!;)

    6 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2013

    Spoilers and Off-topic contenters

    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!!:

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2011

    Shoeshine

    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

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2012

    Bookk

    Where are the cats?Likewhitestorm,snowfur,pinestar,shellheart,mudfuretc.there should be familytrees great book though

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2012

    hi

    hi

    3 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2012

    Less than one hour

    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--

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2012

    ???

    Wha is this book all about??? Please Help!!!!!!

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 10, 2011

    great book!

    i like this book it tells u all about the cat clans and their journeys

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2008

    BrightStar Of River

    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

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2013

    Join moon clan

    At moon sky res.1 picking deputy sat. Afternoon so be there!!
    ?Moonstar?

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2013

    Prophecyclan

    Please join prophecyclan all positions r open exept med cat med cat aprentice and leader
    Silverstar
    We r at tabbys 1st result

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2013

    Join WaterClan.

    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!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2013

    Warriors writing contest!!

    Go cat res 4 and ill tell you the rules.
    ~Silverstar, leader of Silverclan

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2013

    To below

    Appreciate it!!:) Goldstar

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2013

    JOIN CLAN NOW

    Join spiritclan at the jungle res1 all spots are open.~spiritstar.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2013

    JOIN ECHOCLAN

    At blackhawk res1 ~ snowstar~ btw we need queens warriors apps and kitss and elders

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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