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Thursday, May 06, 2010

Hunter, Erin.  Warriors:  Into the Wild.

Another Once Upon a Time Challenge book, Into the Wild is also for young children, but is a great read for adults as well.  And if you are a lover of felines, this is definitely for you.  Recommended for grades 5 and up.

Rusty, a young domestic cat, has strange dreams and longs to move beyond his boundaries into the woods.  When he does, he comes face-to-face with one of the feral cats that the "kittypets" all fear.  Fortunately, his opponent is also young, curious, and good-natured.  When some of the older members of the Thunder Clan join them, Rusty is given the option of joining the clan.

He does and is renamed Firepaw.  While initially facing reluctance to accept him in varying degrees, young Firepaw proves a diligent apprentice and eventually becomes a seasoned warrior as the Thunderclan must defend their territory from the Shadowclan.

Wonderful characters, suspense, adventure!  I'm quite addicted to the characters and will be reading more in this series! 

Fiction.  Fantasy.  2003.  272 pages.


  1. I'm very new to the fantasy genre (and tend to lean more toward fairty tales (retellings, fractured, and contemporary) and I also don't really care for animals in novels, side or main. BUT my students LOVE LOVE LOVE the Warrior series. They cannot keep them in the library fast enough before they're checked out and/or put on a waiting list.

  2. It doesn't surprise me that young people would be enchanted by this series, and it is nice to know that libraries are kept busy checking out these books!

  3. This is the first I've heard of this series. Thanks for the heads up. It sounds like a fun read.

  4. Framed -- It is definitely a series that I'd recommend for kids and enjoy reading to them!

  5. My youngest son loved this series (but he's stopped reading them, now). Think I ought to sneak some off his shelf, next time this challenge rolls around?