Forest of Wolves (Seekers: Return to the Wild Series #4) [NOOK Book]

Overview

Erin Hunter's New York Times bestselling Seekers series continues in the fourth book in the Return to the Wild story arc. With its thrilling blend of action and suspense, this epic animal fantasy series is perfect for fans of the #1 nationally bestselling Warriors series.

After a harrowing journey, the four bears finally arrive at Toklo's former home. Toklo is thrilled to be in the mountains, surrounded by warm memories of his cubhood, but his homecoming has come at a price. ...

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

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Overview

Erin Hunter's New York Times bestselling Seekers series continues in the fourth book in the Return to the Wild story arc. With its thrilling blend of action and suspense, this epic animal fantasy series is perfect for fans of the #1 nationally bestselling Warriors series.

After a harrowing journey, the four bears finally arrive at Toklo's former home. Toklo is thrilled to be in the mountains, surrounded by warm memories of his cubhood, but his homecoming has come at a price. Yakone is dangerously ill, and may not survive. Meanwhile, Lusa is unsure of what her future holds. 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: 9780062285645
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/7/2014
  • Series: Seekers: Return to the Wild Series , #4
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 39,758
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • File size: 2 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.

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 March 20, 2014

    This book

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

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2014

    Ehdjdjdjsjshs

    You guys messed up

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2014

    Lunastar

    "Hawkflare!" She yowls, not noticing Foxpaw. "Faxpaw?"

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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

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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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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2014

    Dusk

    The scent of a tom lingered by..

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2014

    Delta

    "Thank you,sir!" He walks over to the entrance and sits down,as if guarding it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2014

    Swift to The Death

    Are these attacks on moi?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2014

    Tundra to Frozen

    IM GONNA DIE?!?!?!?!

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