Forest of Wolves (Seekers: Return to the Wild Series #4)

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In the mountains at last . . .

After a harrowing journey toward Toklo's home in the mountains, the four bears finally arrive. Toklo is thrilled to be surrounded by familiar sights and warm memories of his cubhood.

Yet Toklo's homecoming has come at a price. Yakone is dangerously ill, having lost part of his paw in a flat-face trap, and Kallik is wracked with guilt that Yakone's decision to join her on this ...

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Overview

In the mountains at last . . .

After a harrowing journey toward Toklo's home in the mountains, the four bears finally arrive. Toklo is thrilled to be surrounded by familiar sights and warm memories of his cubhood.

Yet Toklo's homecoming has come at a price. Yakone is dangerously ill, having lost part of his paw in a flat-face trap, and Kallik is wracked with guilt that Yakone's decision to join her on this quest might cost him his life.

As the struggling polar bears feel the pull to return to the ice and Toklo begins thinking about a life in the mountains, Lusa is left to wonder where she belongs. Is she ready to find her own way if it means leaving her friends—the only family she has left?

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The fourth novel in Erin Hunter's Return to the Wild brings the four bear heroes to Toklo's old home. But the return is also a turning-point, leaving all to wonder what their very uncertain future will bring. An absorbing series that has attracted a loyal readership.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061996436
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/7/2014
  • Series: Seekers: Return to the Wild Series , #4
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 96,850
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 780L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.20 (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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2014

    Seekers: Return to the Wild: Forest of Wolves

    I'm a Warriors, Seekers, and Survivors fan. This book was a great pleasure to read and Cherith Baldry did so well on this book. I really hope Victoria Holmes, Kate Cary, Cherith Baldry, and Tui Sutherland continue this series (there is two more, Inbali Iserles and Gillian Phillips, but they don't write Seekers) because unlike Warriors and Survivors there is no clan or pack. That means they cant just movd on to another bear in the group. I know the four bears pretty much make their own clan/pack but it is really small. I hope at the authors finish Return to the Wild they'll either have Lusa's, Kallik's, and Toklo's children come together in a quest or have Lusa, Kallik, and Toklo themselves come back together for a quest. Another possibility that I would bd very upset if they did do this is, still calling it Seekers, they'll do a different animal and show their journey to save the wild. I really hope they stay with bears! BEARS RULE! ~lover of this series~ <br> Ps. I thank you if you took the time to read my whole post. #starf #stars

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2014

    This book

    I was literally in tears when the bears parted. This is a MUST READ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2014

    Enjoyed it

    Enjoyed this book. Looking forward to the next book in the series

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2014

    I love the seekers series

    I am such a big fan of seekers and i cannot wait to read this great book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2014

    Yellowstone pack

    " west yellowstone" result one

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2014

    BlueFang

    Hides in a thick bush, crying.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2014

    Ehdjdjdjsjshs

    You guys messed up

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    Posted April 21, 2014

    Lunastar

    Oh...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2014

    Hello?

    A small silver tabby steps from the shadows, the moonlight shining through the trees above playing tricks with her pale silver stripes. Vioet blue eyes fearful, she asks nervously:"is this blizzardclan? Am i in the right place?"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2014

    Midnight

    Padded in

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2014

    Silverfang

    Paused and opened the kits throat with a claw. Then raced to othello

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2014

    Flurry 圇

    Walked back to camp, struggling just a bit.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2014

    Shatter to AshFire

    Home! Now!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2014

    DO YOU LOVE STORIES?

    Go to Mystery fifth result for Mysteryflower, A REAL ASHCLAN ANCESTOR, to share her facsinating life story with you! Her spirit is lonely, visit her now!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2014

    Diddoc

    Um i like sunflower seeds."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2014

    Ss

    Was dragged there.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2014

    Scarlet

    she sniffe the air and mewd "bloodclan"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2014

    The cat

    Throws fawntail into hawkstar "NOW YOU ARE!"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2014

    Lithuim to Frozen

    Im there.))

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2014

    Fang

    Comes in and starts crying

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