Return to the Clans (Warriors: Tigerstar and Sasha Series #3)

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Sasha has returned to the forest to raise her kits, Moth, Hawk, and Tadpole, but Tigerstar still haunts her dreams. She thinks she's a safe distance from ShadowClan's prying eyes, but Sasha fears that Tigerstar will soon discover the existence of his kits. As leaf-bare stretches on and Sasha finds it harder to feed her family, she wonders if her kits might be better off as warriors, with a Clan to protect and train them. But where does Sasha belong?

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Overview

Sasha has returned to the forest to raise her kits, Moth, Hawk, and Tadpole, but Tigerstar still haunts her dreams. She thinks she's a safe distance from ShadowClan's prying eyes, but Sasha fears that Tigerstar will soon discover the existence of his kits. As leaf-bare stretches on and Sasha finds it harder to feed her family, she wonders if her kits might be better off as warriors, with a Clan to protect and train them. But where does Sasha belong?

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Kathie M. Josephs
Sasha returns to the forest with her kits and faces the problem of scarce prey to hunt in order to feed her babies. She is worried that ShadowClan will find them. Tigerstar is still in her thoughts all the time and she begins to wonder if her kits would be better off as warriors where they would be properly trained by a Clan and would be able to take care of themselves. If this happens, Sasha knows she will not go with them and wonders what will become of her. This book is written in graphic format that happens to be a favorite of mine. It makes it perfect for young adults who are reluctant readers and never seem to finish a book on their own. It is also a wonderful way to hook a non-reader into reading. Young adults who want to read anything they can get their hands on will enjoy the graphics and fast paced text. Even though the author provides a mini summary of what has happened in the book before this one, I do recommend reading books one and two first. This is an adventure series and readers will have a better feel for all of the characters if the series is read in order. At the end of the book, the author provides information about additional "Warrior" books in the series. She also includes a sneak-peek into Warrior Sunrise, book six, which begins with "Dead bracken rustled beneath Lionblaze's paws as he stalked through the forest… Terror raised the hairs on the young warrior's neck, and he shivered from ears to tail tip. This is the place that has never known the light of StarClan." I do recommend this book to both boys and girls. Reviewer: Kathie M. Josephs
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061547942
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/9/2009
  • Series: Warriors: Tigerstar and Sasha Series , #3
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 70,864
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.20 (h) x 0.40 (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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  • Posted August 2, 2009

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    Really Great!

    This is the final edition to the tigerstar and sahsa manga. It was great! 5 stars to all warriors books!
    I also want to say thanks to Barnes and Noble, for having every book out when it should be. Some other bookstores are always late on the warriors series. Thank you!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 4, 2009

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    CAN'T WAIT

    this is going to be soo cool! i can't wait to see what happened to tadpole, like, did he die, or what? and i know that moth is mothwing and hawk is hawkfrost, but i REALLY want to know about tadpole the most. he's really cute!!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 23, 2009

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    tangleclaw here!

    hi, I`m tangleclaw, medicine cat of ice clan, if you have any questions about ice clan or you want to join, just tell me. I believe this mangna will be great, like all the other magna, but i suggest you read the other magnas before this one so you will not be confused.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 21, 2009

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    EEEEK

    I cant wait to read this book i know hawk is hawkfrost moth is mothwing but who is tadpole does he die dose he stay with shahs and when did she get pregent? those are some of the ques i have but i cant wait to read it EEEK

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2009

    spottedpaw

    Hey, Spottedpaw here. I am a new apprentice of 6 moons. I have no clan and I'm very interested in becoming a medicine cat. So if any clans out there are looking for a medicine cat apprentice type to Bluestar's prophecy.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2012

    Super great!But i did feel like crying when tadpole died it was

    Super great!But i did feel like crying when tadpole died it was just so sad:'(

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  • Posted May 5, 2010

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    Reading Teacher and Class Love This Book!

    My 9th grade struggling reader bought this book for our reading intervention class and loves it! The graphic novel format is inviting and the story moves along quickly. We are buying the whole series for our students to pull them into the fantasy genre.

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    Any one who wants to be in snowclan tell me, leader of snowclan Leopardstar

    PS boys and girls can join

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