River of Lost Bears (Seekers: Return to the Wild Series #3)

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A new season approaches. . . .

Now that Kallik and Yakone have decided to join Toklo and Lusa on the rest of their journey home, the four bears head toward warmer territories. Spring is coming, and Toklo and Lusa are overjoyed to be away from the ice, surrounded by green forests and flowing rivers once again.

But the forest brings unique challenges for the polar bears, Kallik and Yakone. As they struggle to ...

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Overview

A new season approaches. . . .

Now that Kallik and Yakone have decided to join Toklo and Lusa on the rest of their journey home, the four bears head toward warmer territories. Spring is coming, and Toklo and Lusa are overjoyed to be away from the ice, surrounded by green forests and flowing rivers once again.

But the forest brings unique challenges for the polar bears, Kallik and Yakone. As they struggle to continue on, they know that each step is taking them farther from the ice. Have they made a mistake, straying from their natural home?

Soon Toklo also grows desperate to leave the struggles of their journey behind. As the group pushes toward the mountains where brown bears roam, Toklo must decide whether to see the quest through to the end . . . or to start a new life on his own.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061996412
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/8/2013
  • Series: Seekers: Return to the Wild Series , #3
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 304
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 1.05 (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 March 15, 2013

    Seekers: River of Lost Bears

    Erin Hunter is mostly widely known for her "bestselling Warriors series", and because of this, Seekers (and Survivors, for that matter) is not given the credit that it really deserves. I mean, let's face it—Warriors has gotten quite boring. I found myself stumblinb through the last half of "Power of Three" and literally dragged myself through "Omen of the Stars". It is because of the fail at creating an epic finalle that I am reluctant to open "Dawn of the Clans" or any of the Warriors ebooks. This is, however, quite the opposite with Seekers.
    Seekers has always been packed with new adventure, action, drama, mystery, survival, and friendship, while Warriors has been repeating itself over and over again. The characters—mainly being Kallik, Lusa, Toklo, Ujurak, and Yakone—are relateable and always looking out for each other, while the Warriors cats have lately been self-centered and prickly (sorry to all you Warriors fans out there... but I must speak my mind, or I wouldn't get very far). In Seekers: River of Lost Bears, we get to experiance to hardship and heartbreak that the bears are feeling, and will no doubt grieve as well when ______ dies.
    River of Lost Bears chronicles the continued adventure of four bears—polar bears Kallik and Yakone, black bear Lusa, and brown bear Toklo—as they travel on a search for their new homes. The group has already faced many troubles, including a run-in with some fierce polar bear bullies, and a mess-up with a pizzly(polar/grizzly) bear and his family. White bear Kallik has already found a home for herself and Yakone, with her long-lost brother Taqqiq, but she and her friend have agreed to travel with Toklo and Lusa to finish the journey. But the journey isn't going to be easy for them, as polar bears aren't at home in the forest.
    Meanwhile, Lusa and Toklo delight at being under the trees again. But troubles continue to plague the group, and the bears wonder if they will ever survive the journey home. Dangers close in on all sides—hostile bears, a pack of angry wolverines, coyotes, and, of course, the usual flatfaces determined to crush the forest. Joined by the black bear Chenoa, the bears press on as they head for the mountains.
    This story was very suspenseful, and I couldn't put it down! I was determined to find out what happened, and, I have to say the ending has left me hanging, and hungry for more! The only thing I did not enjoy was the increasing amount of "human" language in this series. Instead of the usual "fluff-brain" or "fish-brain", it's "stupid" or "idiot". I hope the Erins will take into consideration that these are bears (also cats, and dogs, from the other series), and not humans. Other than that, I was pleased with this book, and can't wait for "Forest of Wolves" to come out.
    I would also reccomend reading Erin Hunter's latest series, Survivors, which is about a dog pack. I hope this review was helpful. Thanks for reading.
    -LG

    11 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2012

    LUSA

    SHUT UP! SEEKERS IS GREAT! AT LEAST IM NOT TRASH TALKING WARROIRS!

    9 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2012

    Yay!

    Heres the next Seekers book!

    8 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2012

    I know this book will be good because i already read the 1st and 2nd and they are for advencherous books!

    This book is touching in some ways and also things that will make you giggle some if you have a good sence of humor and it is for older people with a high reading level.

    7 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2012

    To all who LOVES seekers

    I dont. Sorry but its not in my interest. On ty other hand. I am a TOTAL LOYAL FAN TO WARRIORS! GO Warriors! Also by erin hunter

    7 out of 28 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2013

    Skit123

    Awesome book! Its a thriller its not scary, but its just that good. I could not put it down! I is highly recommended from me and so is the whole sersis!

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2012

    UGH! I have to catch up!

    I'm still on Seekers: Fire in the Sky! UGH!

    5 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2012

    Nooooo!!

    Not more seekers!! They are holding Survivors ip!!

    3 out of 25 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2013

    Warriors are better

    Warriors are better! - Goldenfeather

    2 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2013

    Diooooop

    Im way more into the warriors and bears arent my interest but im sure its very good because erin hunter is an awesime writer!!!! So yea actually have nit read ir yet

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2013

    Cut it out, all of you.

    The review boards are not your place to be hating on any of the series. I can't enjoy these books properly because of all the tension surrounding them. Please just keep your opinions to yourself and stop acting like a five year old who doesn't get to go to Disneyworld.

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2013

    Seekers lover#1

    This book is the best out of both series so far and I recomend this book if you like adventures and bears.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2013

    Good

    If you are around the fouth grade or higher read seekers. If you are in 2nd or 3rd grade, or higher, read survivors. If you are 6th grade or higher read warriors. This is why warriors is the best of erins series. Lots more action and fighting. All erin hunters series have "lowest possible age to read", but dont have a higher one. So it is ideal for any reader older than... This book was pretty good, but, compared to warriors, not a "blow my socks off this was the most amzing book ever" kinda deal. If your in 6th grade or older read warriors too. It is a little bit more action packed, and likely to show up mire on your radar. If you are in fourth grade, however I highly reccomend this book. If you are around the younger stage, read or have sombody read to you the survivors books. Oh, and by the way, for all you warriors fans out there, the next book comes out january 29, 2013, and it is a super edition called "Cloudstars Journey". It sounds pretty good. The next series, titled "Dawn of The Clans" comes out march 5. The first book is named "The Sun Trail". For all you Survivors fans out there, the next book is titled "A Hidden Enemy". It is released july 2nd, 2013. I am currently unaware of when the next seekers book is and what erin hunter is calling it. Sorry.

    January 23, 2013
    Thank you for reading
    --- I know now you all expect me to put a warrior name or somthing, but thats stupid. No offense to all those who have one (:

    P.S. the plot of "Survivors, A Hidden Enemy": the pack has settled in what seems like a good place, but soon they find they are not welcome their. A pack of wild dogs already have the territory. Bella creates a plan, with Luckys wit at the center. Will Lucky return to the pack? And if he does, will they be able to defeat the dogs?

    P.P.S. please excuse and names or spellings wrong, i've always been hopless at names and spelling

    P.P.P.S. this is a really long review. Whoops. Hahaha.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2013

    Cool

    I LOVE SEEKERS!!!!!!!!!!!!! WARRIORS STINK I LOVE THE NEW BOOK RIVER OF LOST BEARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IT IS SO GOOD!!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2013

    Go O GO LUSA!

    I love lusa so much! But i wish ujurak survived. BOO!

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2013

    GO Kallik!

    GO KALLIK!!!!!!!!! I love kallik

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2012

    Join Birchclan!

    "Whitewood" first result!

    1 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2012

    Drin's room

    --

    1 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2012

    1 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2012

    ?

    1 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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