The Lost Warrior (Warriors Manga Series #1)

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When the Twolegs destroy the warrior Clans' forest home, Graystripe—second in command of ThunderClan—is captured trying to help his comrades escape! Trapped in the pampered life of a kittypet, Graystripe has all the food and shelter he needs from his affectionate Twoleg family, but this is not the way he wants to live. The forest is calling him, and he never stops longing to go home. When he makes friends with a feisty kittypet named Millie, she encourages him to go in search of his lost friends. But will ...

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Overview

When the Twolegs destroy the warrior Clans' forest home, Graystripe—second in command of ThunderClan—is captured trying to help his comrades escape! Trapped in the pampered life of a kittypet, Graystripe has all the food and shelter he needs from his affectionate Twoleg family, but this is not the way he wants to live. The forest is calling him, and he never stops longing to go home. When he makes friends with a feisty kittypet named Millie, she encourages him to go in search of his lost friends. But will Graystripe ever find his way back to the Clan?

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Editorial Reviews

KLIATT - George Galuschak
Graystripe is a warrior of the ThunderClan. When the Twolegs invade his clan's forest, he is captured and ends up a prisoner in the home of a Twolegs family. Graystripe vows to escape before he forgets the Warrior's Way and becomes nothing more than a kittypet, but he has no idea how to find his clan. To make matters worse, the sights, sounds and smells of the Twolegs's world are scary and overwhelming. Graystripe soon meets other kittypets and teaches the nicest, Millie, to hunt and fight. Disaster strikes when he gets lost trying to rejoin his clan. Huddled in a drainpipe, sick and feverish, Graystripe dreams of the Starclan, the place all cats go when they die. Luckily Millie nurses him back to health, and together they set out to find his clan. The Lost Warrior is based on Erin Hunter's Warriors series, which recounts the adventures of a clan of warrior cats. This graphic novel is well suited to younger readers, especially if they are cat lovers or fans of this series. The story moves quickly and the b/w art does a good job of conveying the characters' actions clearly and concisely. It contains feline violence (fighting cats) and is recommended for junior high school collections that cater to younger readers (6th - 7th grades); if the Warriors series is popular at your library, it is a must-buy.
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Gr 4-6
Graystripe is back in a new format. After rescuing everyone in Thunderclan, he is caught by animal control and adopted by a loving family. His worst fear has come true; he's a kittypet. He grows attached to the humans but misses his true home. A dream visit from his lost love and daughter convinces him to at least try to get back to the clan. Unfortunately, after so many months inside, he is disoriented. To make matters worse, he loses a fight. He befriends Millie, a neighborhood cat who's interested in forest life. He teaches her to hunt and fight, all while improving his own dormant skills. Finally, he and Millie set out into the wild. Fans of the "Warrior" series (HarperCollins) will be happy to see this adaptation. The "manga inspired" artwork and panels work well with the story. The format allows Graystripe's imagination and emotions to be expressed. This slim first volume is mainly exposition and ends just as the action is picking up, leaving readers unsatisfied. Hopefully, volume two is on its way.
—Sadie MattoxCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061240201
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/24/2007
  • Series: Warriors Manga Series , #1
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 60,880
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.43 (h) x 0.33 (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.

Read an Excerpt

Warriors

The Lost Warrior


By Erin W. Hunter TokyoPop

Copyright © 2007 Erin W. Hunter
All right reserved.

ISBN: 9780061240201


Chapter One

Stormfur opened his eyes, blinking away sleep, and struggled to remember where he was. Instead of his nest of reeds in the RiverClan camp, he was lying curled in dry, crunchy bracken. Above his head was the earth roof of a cave, crisscrossed with tangled roots. He could hear a rhythmic roaring sound faintly in the distance. At first it puzzled him; then he remembered how close they were to the sun-drown water, washing endlessly onto the edge of the land. He flinched as a vision burst into his mind, of how he and Brambleclaw had struggled in the water for their lives; he spat, still tasting the salty tang at the back of his throat. At home in RiverClan he was used to water&#8212his was the only Clan that could swim comfortably in the river that ran through the forest&#8212but not this surging, salty, pushing-and-pulling water, too strong even for a RiverClan cat to swim in safely.

Other memories came rushing back. StarClan had sent cats from each of the four Clans on a long, dangerous journey, to hear what Midnight had to tell them. They had fought their way across unknown country, through Twoleg nests, facing attacks from dogs and rats, to make the last incredible discovery: that Midnight was a badger.

Stormfur felt ice creeping along his limbs as he recalled Midnight's dreadful message.Twolegs were destroying the forest to make a new Thunderpath. All the Clans would have to leave, and it was the task of StarClan's chosen cats to warn them and lead them to a new home.

Stormfur sat up and looked around the cave. Faint light filtered down the tunnel that led out onto the clifftop, along with a gentle current of fresh air that carried the scent of salt water. Midnight the badger was nowhere to be seen. Close beside Stormfur, his sister, Feathertail, was sleeping, her tail curled over her nose. Just beyond her was Tawnypelt, the fierce ShadowClan warrior; Stormfur was relieved to see that she was resting quietly, as if the rat bite she had suffered in the Twolegplace was troubling her less. Midnight's store of herbs had yielded something to soothe the infection and help her sleep. On the opposite side of the cave, a little way apart, was the WindClan apprentice Crowpaw, his dark gray pelt barely visible among the fronds of bracken. Nearest the cave entrance, Tawnypelt's brother, Brambleclaw, was stretched out beside Squirrelpaw, who slept in a tight ball. Stormfur felt a stab of jealousy at the sight of the two ThunderClan cats close together, and tried to push it away. He had no right to admire Squirrelpaw, and her courage and bright optimism, as much as he did, when they came from different Clans. Brambleclaw would make her a much better mate.

Stormfur knew that he ought to rouse his companions so that they could begin their long journey back to the forest. Yet he was strangely reluctant. Let them sleep a little longer, he thought. We'll need all our strength for what lies ahead.

Shaking scraps of bracken from his pelt, he picked his way across the sandy floor of the cave and out through the tunnel. A stiff breeze ruffled his fur as he emerged onto the springy grass. He was dry at last, after his near-drowning the night before, and sleep had refreshed him. He stood gazing around him; just ahead was the edge of the cliff and beyond it lay an endless stretch of shimmering water, reflecting the pale light of dawn.

Stormfur opened his jaws to drink in the air and catch the scent of prey. Instead his senses were flooded by a strong reek of badger. He caught sight of Midnight sitting on the highest point of the cliff, her small, bright eyes fixed on the fading stars. In the sky behind her, on the far side of the moorland, a strip of creamy light showed where the sun would rise. Stormfur padded over, dipping his head respectfully before sitting beside her.

"Good morning, gray warrior," Midnight's voice rumbled in welcome. "Sleep you have enough?"

"Yes. Thanks, Midnight." Stormfur still found it strange to be exchanging friendly greetings with her, when badgers had always been deadly enemies of the warrior Clans.

Yet Midnight was no ordinary badger. She seemed closer to StarClan than any warrior, except perhaps the medicine cats; she had traveled far and somehow had found the wisdom to foretell the future.

Stormfur gave her a sidelong glance, to see her eyes still fixed on the remaining stars in the dawn sky. "Can you really read signs there from StarClan?" he asked curiously, half hoping that her terrible predictions from the night before would vanish in the light of morning.

"Much is to be read everywhere," the badger replied. "In stars, in running water, in flash of light on waves. Whole world speaks, if ears are open to listen."

"I must be deaf, then," Stormfur meowed. "The future seems dark to me."

"Not so, gray warrior," rasped Midnight. "See." She pointed with her snout across the sun-drown water to where a single warrior of StarClan still shone brightly just above the horizon. "StarClan has seen our meeting. Pleased they are, and help they will give in dark days coming."

Stormfur gazed up at the brilliant point of light and let out a faint sigh. He was no medicine cat, accustomed to sharing tongues with their warrior ancestors. His task was to offer his strength and skill in the service of his Clan&#8212and now, it seemed, of all the forest cats. Midnight had made it clear that each and every Clan would be destroyed if they could not ignore the ancient boundaries and work together for once.

"Midnight, when we go home&#8212"

His question was never finished. A yowl interrupted him, and he turned to see Squirrelpaw burst out of the tunnel that led down into the badger's sett. She stood in the entrance, her dark ginger fur fluffed up and her ears pricked.







Continues...

Excerpted from Warriors by Erin W. Hunter Copyright © 2007 by Erin W. Hunter. Excerpted by permission.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2008

    Warrior of RiverClan

    I think this book was freakishly awsome!!! Im glad that Millie came to help Graystripe.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2008

    Hmmmm............

    At first, when I heard that Warriors was going to be turned into a manga series, I ran around the house excited. When I finally got my hands on it at the bookstore and looked inside, I was a bit dissappointed. It only took me about 10 minutes to read it, and the drawing styles weren't the best (but they still were pretty good). The fact was that Warriors manga just made normal Warriors books seem......babyish. I actually like the idea of Warriors manga, but I wanted it to be not so little kid like. I'm glad that Erin Hunter showed off the cover of 'The Rise of Scourge'. It seemed a lot more appealing and more grown up......... If you disagree with the manga idea, you don't have to read Warriors manga, but In a way I liked 'The Lost Warrior'.

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2008

    Excellent idea!

    This series is a whole new scenario of Warriors! I think it's a great idea to make a manga series for Warriors, because now you can see what the cats really look like in a comic book adventure! After Graystripe is captured by the two-legs, he finds a way to escape. Along the way, he meets a neighbor cat, Millie, and they end up leaving togther to go back where Graystripe belongs! Kudos to you Erin Hunter!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2008

    A reviewer

    Overall, I really liked the storyline of this book and the sequel. The only thing that bothered me was the artwork. The artwork isn't bad, per say. I myself would fail if I tried drawing it. However, it does seem to go against what I originally imagined Graystripe to look like. He seems a bit too... clean? It's hard to say. Artwork aside, I do think that this was an interesting and fun way to portray Graystripe's journey. Kate Cary and Cherith Baldry(a.k.a. Erin Hunter) took a risk, and I think that it was a good decision. The books ARE short though, so don't expect a long book. I can finish this easily in 15-20 minutes. Overall, I'd say 3.5-4 stars. If you're a true Warriors fan, I'd say go out and read it. Also, another Warriors manga is coming out. The Rise of Scourge. More in depth detail to how BloodClan came to be. I look forward to it. :)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2007

    Insulting and Poor

    I take it this 'manga' reads from left to right, so thus I wouldn't really call it a manga. 'Disregard that if I am wrong'. Now, I've seen the art from inside the first few pages of the book, and it looks terrible. Graystripe does not look like anything I'd have imagined. I don't mind comics if the art is decent, but this is an official turn off. I really wish this had been written into a novel versus an attempt to make it an exciting comic. It's a pity, Erin's seemed to have lost her touch with the series by this book and The Sight.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 19, 2011

    I Liked

    I really liked this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2009

    Hey; Lighteningstep again

    This book was a little, um, interesting! Askully I though it was weird. It made warriors seem like a cute little kids thing. It isn't! WHATS WRONG WITH THAT, YOU ASK? WELL? WEll, I just thing that Warriors manga not a good way to get started if you've never read the books cuz then you might think they're all like that. Well, just my advice. Use your own good judgement before you read this book.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2008

    Come on, people!

    When they put the manga out in stores, I thought it would be great but when I brought it to my Mom's office to read, someone said, 'Oh, how CUTE!!!!!!' Warriors is not supposed to be CUTE!!!!!! Come on, PEOPLE!!!!!!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2008

    cool!

    It does look cool, but I cannot find it anywhere!!

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2008

    A reviewer

    I was so disapopinted in this book. I like manga but this book went the oppisit way whitch i did not like. I also finished it in 15 miniuts. If you look to buy this book do not if you do not want to be very disappointed.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2008

    Nicely Done

    I thought this was a very creative way of showing us Graystripe's journey back to his Clan. It was exciting to finally see what Graystripe looked like in Erin's mind, and to actually see the world through his eyes. The pictures really supplemented the text, and just overall, I thought this was wonderful! I can't wait to read the new books coming out!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2007

    A fun book

    Wow, I loved this manga. As soon as I picked it up, I couldn't put it down. It was great fun to read, and I loved the way the illustrator drew the cats. Sure, I wasn't a big fan of how Graystripe looked, but I can't even think about drawing like that. As you read through, you grow really attached to Graystripe and feel bad about all the things he has to go through. For short, great book, keep up the good work, and I can't wait to read the second manga!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2007

    A reviewer

    Totally amazing book but all of them r im totally obbsessed with warriors! their addictive im serious!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2007

    I loved it!

    I always wondered what happened to Graystripe :P It's nice to finally know after reading this book. I like to read manga, and I LOVE the warriors books. Put the two together and you have a happy reader :D which would be me. I read a lot of manga books and I enjoy every single one of them. But let me tell you this, it is short and most manga books ARE short and you can finish them in one day that's how it's supposed to be, that's how manga is. Also, manga is supposed to be like a comic book, it needs to have pictures to be manga so there is no reason to get upset if you find out the book happens to have pictures because that's just manga. Don't expect to pick up this book thinking it would be filled with words and over 300 pages because manga isn't like that. If it was it would just be a normal book and not manga -_- sheesh. Anyways, I enjoyed it there was a good plot I liked looking at the pictures but for some reason manga doesn't really seem to fit with the warriors books. Seemed a little weird in manga form. Erin Hunter should stick with the usual 300 page warriors books besides manga. :P But I still give it a 5

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2007

    The Lost Warrior

    I think that a manga for Graystripe's story was a great idea, it gave the books variety and Warriors is Warriors, just because the type of book changed doesn't mean the charater does. You could still feel what Graystripe felt as if you were him.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2007

    Pictures?

    It was ok, but i was very disappointed that it was like a comic book. novels are supposed to be made of words, not pictures. maybe a picture evry now and then, but not like a picture book for three year olds. Very diapointing, wish they would make a true novel about it.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2007

    A great book!

    I really enjoyed the pictures!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2007

    Pretty Awesome

    I like this book. Sure it's short. I don't care! And I happen to like Manga. Anyways, I thought that there was good action, and it did have one of my favorite characters, Graystripe in it. ^_^ The drawing wasn't really my favorite though, I prefer Rave Master in that aspect. All in all: it was good.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2007

    WOW!

    The images were awesome! Though it is short, it does show a great story!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2007

    Not so bad.. :-

    This book wasn't too bad, but the american style manga was not very good. Tchao!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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