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SkyClan's Destiny (Warriors Super Edition Series #3)

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by Erin Hunter, Wayne Mcloughlin
     
 

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The return of a long lost Clan . . .

Many moons ago, five warrior Clans shared the forest in peace. But as Twolegs encroached on the cats' territories, the warriors of SkyClan were forced to abandon their home and try to forge a new life far away. Eventually, the Clan disbanded—forgotten by all until Firestar was sent on a quest to reunite its descendants

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The return of a long lost Clan . . .

Many moons ago, five warrior Clans shared the forest in peace. But as Twolegs encroached on the cats' territories, the warriors of SkyClan were forced to abandon their home and try to forge a new life far away. Eventually, the Clan disbanded—forgotten by all until Firestar was sent on a quest to reunite its descendants and return SkyClan to its former glory.

Now, with Leafstar in place as leader, SkyClan is thriving. Leafstar is desperate to believe that her Clan will survive where the ancient SkyClan cats failed. But threats continue to plague the Clan, and as dissent grows from within, Leafstar must face the one question she dreads: Is SkyClan meant to survive?

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Cara Chancellor
Years ago, the warrior cats of SkyClan were forced from their forest home to make a new life in a gorge far from encroaching "two-legs." Starvation, sickness, and ferocious rats eventually led the Clan to disband entirely. Not until the current cats of the gorge met a traveler named Firestar did they learn about their ancestors' history. Now, they are determined that SkyClan will live again, with newly anointed Leafstar as their leader. Despite her best efforts, Leafstar must deal with challenges that no clan leader has faced previously, such as the inclusion of "daylight warriors"—disparagingly referred to as "kitty warriors" by some—who spend days with the clan and nights as "kittypets" under the care of two-legs. Even more troublesome are three cats from afar who arrive suddenly, asking to learn about Clan ways, but who seem to be after more than just lessons on the Warrior Code. With her clan infighting and her deputy making troublesome alliances with the foreign warriors, Leafstar can only wonder...is SkyClan doomed to fail again? This book will appeal to fans of Hunter's other stories in the "Warriors" series, but it also differs from her previous focus on Clan tensions in its exploration of self-doubt, trust, and loyalty. Young readers will appreciate the distinctive personalities with which Hunter embodies each of her characters, as well as the exciting episodic narrative, which makes this large book ideal for reading in smaller, more manageable increments. Reviewer: Cara Chancellor
School Library Journal
Gr 4–6—Hunter continues the series with this book that unveils the future of the new Skyclan. Leafstar is uncertain of her leadership abilities. Though the Clan chose her to lead the mixed pack of cats that make up Skyclan, she wonders if her decision to include kittypets and Twolegs is weakening it. When Sharpclaw, her deputy, begins to keep information from her and override her authority, she questions whether she can trust him. Then there's the growing affection between Leafstar and Billystorm, a day warrior who lives between two worlds. When the Twolegs ask for the Clan's help to defeat their enemies and free their homeland, Leafstar must rely on Starclan to give her direction and wisdom to make a choice that might endanger them all. The author continues to generate interest in these cats and their battle to survive in the wild. The characters are skillfully developed, with a range of emotions and thoughts that draw readers into their dilemmas. Hunter provides a satisfying conclusion where the traits of maturity, compassion, loyalty, and strength are upheld as desirable. She demonstrates through Leafstar that being a leader does not require coercion or bullying but that humility and relying on others is vital to the welfare of all. The manga at the end is an added bonus, providing a mini-adventure in cartoon form. "Warriors" aficionados will bury their noses in this super volume and won't emerge until they have whetted their appetites for the next installment with the sample chapters at the end of the book.—Debra Banna, Sharon Public Library, MA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061699948
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
08/03/2010
Series:
Warriors Super Edition Series, #3
Pages:
528
Sales rank:
375,748
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.70(d)
Lexile:
800L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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.

Wayne McLoughlin studied art at San Diego State University and has worked as a writer and illustrator for such magazines as Esquire and National Lampoon. His books for children include Fireflies, by Alice Hoffman, Here is the Wetland, by Madeleine Dunphy (both Hyperion), and Loch, by Paul Zindel. He lives with his wife and daughter in Bellows Falls, Vermont.

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