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Fire in the Sky (Seekers Series #5)

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The spirits dance like fire in the sky. . . .

The three cubs—Kallik, Toklo, and Lusa—along with their shape-shifting companion, Ujurak, stand on the edge of the sea-ice under the blazing Northern Lights. The land has come to an end, but the bears' journey is far from over. Now they must put their trust in Kallik's paws, as she feels the ice pulling her out toward the ocean.

Life on the ice is more difficult than the bears imagined. While Kallik...

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Overview

The spirits dance like fire in the sky. . . .

The three cubs—Kallik, Toklo, and Lusa—along with their shape-shifting companion, Ujurak, stand on the edge of the sea-ice under the blazing Northern Lights. The land has come to an end, but the bears' journey is far from over. Now they must put their trust in Kallik's paws, as she feels the ice pulling her out toward the ocean.

Life on the ice is more difficult than the bears imagined. While Kallik struggles to remember her polar bear roots, Toklo bristles in the unfamiliar territory and Lusa gets weaker by the day; black and brown bears don't belong on the ice. Meanwhile, Ujurak learns firsthand what lurks beneath the whorls and bubbles of the ice, and what he discovers will change everything.

Just when it seems like they'll never survive in the frozen wilderness, a mystical encounter with a bear spirit assures them that all will be well. But this strange vision leads to even more questions, and ultimately it might tear the bears apart—this time for good—as the next steps of their journey come into focus.

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Fending for themselves, polar bear Kallik, black bear Lusa, and grizzly bear Toklo continue their perilous journey in a hostile wilderness environment. A continuation of an acclaimed novel series by the author collectively known as "Erin Hunter."

Children's Literature - Cara Chancellor
Young bears Lusa, Toklo, Kallik, and shape-shifting Ujurak began their journey to save the wild in book one of the "Seekers" series. Now in this fifth chapter, the cubs have overcome environmental obstacles and escaped the ?flat-faces' (humans) to reach the Arctic Circle, where Ujurak's visions have led them. Polar bear Kallik is thrilled to be back on clean ice among delicious seals, but black bear Lusa and grizzly Toklo feel dangerously out of their element. When food and Ujurak's guiding signs both become scarce, tensions again erupt among the species. Not even a revelation about Ujurak's origins can erase the bears' fears of hibernation, starvation, and the toxic oil that emanates from the flat-face camps and machines. Have they read the signs correctly? Or is all hope for the wilderness—and their fellowship—lost? Hunter's fifth book in the "Seekers" series is similar in content and tone to the first four: the scenery has changed from mountains to glaciers, but the same themes of environmental degradation and friendship prevail. Especially notable is the story's emphasis on a manmade oil spill and its effect on the bears, birds, beluga whales and other wildlife. Teachers looking to discuss the recent Gulf of Mexico disaster may wish to apply this as an example of the dangers associated with that incident. Reviewer: Cara Chancellor
ALA Booklist
“These stories will be welcomed by the Warriors series’ many fans.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780060871345
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/11/2010
  • Series: Seekers Series , #5
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 87,680
  • Age range: 10 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 770L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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.

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 10, 2012

    LOVE!!!!!!

    I love the seekers!! They are my favorite books of all time!!!!!!
    I CANT WAIT FOR THE NEXT ON TO COME OUT!!!!!
    She takes alot of time to write them though :(

    I would recomend these books tok anyone!!!!!


    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2012

    Super Great Book

    This book is really good

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 18, 2011

    Erin Hunter Does It Again!!!!!!!

    I LUV these bookz so much!!!!!!! If ur looking for a good book and looking 2 spent $, long story short... THIS BOOK WILL BLOW UR MIND!!!!!!

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2012

    Great awesome books!

    These books absolutley rock. People who say their boring, thats a matter of opinion! Im on book three, i skipped 2 cause someone at the library doesnt seem to cate other people want to read it! I agree that this book is great, it didnt end like i wanted it to but i focused on the actual story, not that on part. I read this book in class. Im glad im reading it too. No one can say i cant! Its like someone saying u cant eat or breathe! I totally recommend this book to anyone who loves animals and has a big imagination. If u say u dont like it, tell me why its bad or boring. If u have read the warriors series, its the same author. Tell me which book of warriors and seekers is better and if not why. I mean, come on. If u havent read it and ur friends say its boring, give it a try! Thats what i did & i love this book. All im saying is give it a try! Tell me what you think! Express your feelings!

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2011

    Story

    I think this book is very inspireing to me.I aldo love the seriers of it.Seekers is a calm book to read when you want to relaces.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 12, 2010

    Amazing, Fantastic!!

    I got this eBook and I could not put it down. Erin Hunter has done it again! Her books are captivating and I could just feel the bears emotions. I loved it!! Would recommend.

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 28, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    I Also Recommend:

    GASP

    HOW! I MUST GET THIS! I ordered the other one "the last wilderness" and got it five days before it came out because i imported it from england lol

    5 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 6, 2011

    okay

    It was okay but i like the warriors series better

    4 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2014

    AMAZING!!!!!!

    This goes for all of the Seekers abd Warriors since they are all the best and you should really purchase this book becuase its sooooo worth the money! Even though i havent read this one yet i have bought it and i cant wait to start reading it right away! So remember, get this book from the first one if your going to buy it since you wnt know whats going on. Please do buy it, it will really make your imagination really run wild and free! So for the last time, really really do buy this book like i did. Have fun reading if you will take my advice. :)

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2013

    Beautifull

    Amazing. You truly are a master at heart erin hunter

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2012

    Amazing

    I read all the books before this one and I just fineshed the fourth book. So I really want this book so bad! Erin Hunter is a very good auther. I HIGHLY recomend this book. Like my report if you agree with me. :)

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2012

    To To TO BOO

    Actually, Erin Hunter is four people not three. But I totally agree with you too! Erin Hunter is the best writer in the world and people saying they hate her obviously didn't read the books!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2012

    Reading rebal to to to to to to boo

    I LOVE SEEKERS I WILLFOREVER REMAIN LOYAL TO SEEKERS AND ERIN HUNTER!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2012

    Love These Books

    I enjoyed this book and i like all the books by erin hunter. Really good and a fast read. I can't wait to get started on the next one.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2014

    Great

    I love these books! I hope there is a movie for this because that would be so cool!!!! Keep up the good work!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2013

    Fourh book cover out

    So exicted the cover is out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:):):):):):):):)'')')')')')':):):):):):):):)):):)::):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):))::):):):):):):):):):)):):):))):):))):):)::)::::):):):))):): sorry incontrol of smilies. Just so exicted!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH YOUP

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2013

    Peace to all

    Read my fanfics at 'psp' and 'flightless' all results!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2013

    Hi

    Hi ujarak.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2013

    Seekers123

    This book is so cool i read it every day!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2013

    Erin Hunter rocks!

    Her books are very awesome!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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