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The Melting Sea (Seekers: Return to the Wild Series #2) [NOOK Book]

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Erin Hunter, bestselling author of the Warriors and Survivors series, continues to explore the world of bears and their environment in Seekers, the thrilling ecological adventure saga.
 
In Return to the Wild #2: The Melting Sea, Kallik has almost reached home. The bears who have become her family--Lusa, Yakone and Toklo?are devastated that they?ll have to split up, but ...

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Overview

Erin Hunter, bestselling author of the Warriors and Survivors series, continues to explore the world of bears and their environment in Seekers, the thrilling ecological adventure saga.
 
In Return to the Wild #2: The Melting Sea, Kallik has almost reached home. The bears who have become her family--Lusa, Yakone and Toklo—are devastated that they’ll have to split up, but polar bears Kallik and Yakone belong on the ice, while the black and brown bears belong in the forest.
 
At least Kallik will be reunited with her brother, Taqqiq. But when she and the others arrive at the Melting Sea, she is horrified to find the white bears almost starving due to an unnaturally early thaw. Worse, Taqqiq has rejoined a group of bullies who are terrorizing the other bears for food.

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The second installment of Erin Hunter's second Seekers series pits family against friendship. As the polar bear Kallik continues his slow trek towards the Melting Sea with his companions, grizzly Toklo, and black bear Lusa; she yearns to be reunited with her brother Taqqiq and return to her old home. But as the bears near their destination, they encounter an injured white bear who gives them news that places all expectations and wishes in danger. A breakthrough episode of a popular series.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062114488
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/5/2012
  • Series: Seekers: Return to the Wild Series , #2
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 98,477
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • File size: 4 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 21, 2012

    Cant wait!!!!!!

    I really cant wait for this book to come out. I read the last one in three days... I tried to slow myself down. Whats really sad is I think she might be ending warriors :'(

    14 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2012

    The Melting Sea (Seekers:Return To The Wild series)

    Back if the book:As the foursome approaches Kailliks former home,the bears must prepare to part ways for the first time since their journey began.
    But when they encounter Kallik's brother and the rest of the bears on the Melting Sea,the group learns the family Kallik is returning to may not be what she expected.

    Chapter one (Toklo)
    Toklo's paws churred up snow as he hurrtled across the gro

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2012

    THIS BOOK IS AWSOME!!!!!!!!!!!

    THIS BOOK IS SO GOOD AND ALSO THATS IT I JUST LOVE EVERY SECOND OF THIS BOOK AND IT TOOK ME TWO HOURS TO READ ALL OF IT EVEN THOUGH IT IS 265PAGES LONG!!!!!!!!!!LOVE THESE BOOKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    6 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2012

    Alexa Guliana Willis's Review

    Erin Hunter has a gift for writing all the exellent books. Erin Hunter has been my favorite auther till i was six. She will always be my favorite writer. Warriors! Warriors! Warriors!

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2012

    Seekers

    These books are very good, but not with as much action as the Warrors series. If you are trying to chose between one or the other, I'd suggest both. It is good to have difference, and both series are very good.

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2013

    Anonymous

    Love the series can't wait to read the next one!!! I totaly recomend it!!!!!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2012

    Awsome!!!!!!

    I love the sekker books and i have stuck with them since the begining! I love them!! :) i cant wait unill the next one comes out!! YIPPEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2012

    Fantastic!

    This series caught my attention frm start to finish! A great book and i reccomend it 2 readers everywhere! I hope u find the series as interesting as i did and i cant wait 2 read the warrior series which if it is half as good as this one it will prove all that its expeted to b.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2012

    Writing contest

    Bbq first result

    3 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2013

    Hi

    Hello!!!!! Do they have clans like in the warrior series because I liked that! :3 Please respond to ClanWonder Thank u so much for reading this if u dont have the answer plz say this was helpful so maybe someone that does will see it! THANK U IT MEANS A LOT TO ME 4 U READING THIS SRRY FOR 3 STARS I JUST HAVENT READ IT! THANK U AGAIN!!!!!!-

    Clanwonder

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2013

    I

    I know i am not getting this untill i get done with the first one. i am so confused about it, and nt the first one! Oh and i did not read this one yet so i give it a???......4 star i guess

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2013

    Is there room?

    Does anyone think the Seeker bears will acept sunbears? I want to join even though i don't live in Canada but maybe they could journey over here? Good book by the way.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2013

    I love these!

    I was given the first one of this series as a gift and fell in love with the series! Wish they did't cost so much. :(

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2012

    Leopardfern

    Although she is a med cat, she stalkes a squarrel and catches it. She took it back to her den her mouth watering.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2012

    Okay

    I know they have warriors clsns but are there seekers clans.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2012

    Please join Spiritclan!

    Please join Spiritclan! Positions open are:
    Leader: Pantherstar (female)
    Deputy: none
    Med. Cat: none
    We need elders, warriors, queens, apprentices, and kits! Please join today at Panther 1st result! We are a clan for those of free and wild spirits! We remain free, to ourselfs and our clan! Again, Please join at Panther 1st result! Hope to see you there! (ps: Pantherstar, me, Is looking for a mate!)
    ~Pantherstar

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2012

    Reading rebal

    Love it!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2014

    Tantik

    Am i the only bear here?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2014

    Yellowstone pack

    " west yellowstone" result one

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2014

    Get a pink ipad

    Kiss your hand three times thenpost this threeOTHERtimes an look under ur pillow

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