Warrior's Refuge (Warriors Manga: Graystripe's Adventure #2)

by Erin Hunter (Author) James L Barry (Illustrator)

Warrior's Refuge (Warriors Manga: Graystripe's Adventure #2)
Reading Level: 4th − 5th Grade
Series: Warriors Manga

A graphic novel adventure from the world of Erin Hunter's #1 nationally bestselling Warriors series!

In the second book of the Graystripe's Adventure manga arc, follow ThunderClan warrior Graystripe after he is captured by Twolegs in Warriors: The New Prophecy #3: Dawn--and embarks on a difficult journey home.

As Graystripe and Millie begin their quest to find ThunderClan, they find that getting out of Twolegplace alive isn't nearly as simple as they thought. Millie isn't used to life in the wild--and just when a temporary refuge is in sight, conflict with a tribe of barn cats threatens to break the travelers apart for good!

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School Library Journal

Gr 5 UpErin Hunters Warriors series (HarperCollins) gets a manga-style treatment in this addition to the series. What makes it different from other prose-to-comics adaptations is that it isnt a straight translation but rather an entirely new story line that expands on the prose novels rather than merely supplementing them. Tough and wise Graystripe has befriended the now-liberated Millie and the two are searching for Graystripes old allies, the ThunderClan. After braving a highway and escaping some monstrous farm machinery, the felines take refuge in a barn, only to find other cats already living there. The current residents are wary of them, as the situation is tense. The owners have no love for cats and their dogs make the barn dwellers virtual prisoners. Predictably, Graystripe and Millie win over both the humans and cats, but the resolution is actually the books high point: through Millies bravery, readers discover that the dogs arent cruel they just like to chase cats. The artwork is merely competent and the story (which was not written by Hunter) is slight, but fans of the novels and cat stories in general will be drawn to it. While the majority of the lettering is done in the standard comics all-caps style, whenever humans are speaking the font becomes scratchy and aggressive. While this appears to be a deliberate choice to accentuate the humans villain role, it is retained even after they befriend the cats, and is especially odd when a toddler is speaking."Douglas P. Davey, Halton Hills Public Library, Ontario, Canada" Copyright 2008 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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Publication date
December 26, 2007
Warriors Manga
BISAC categories
JUV002050 - Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Cats
JUV037000 - Juvenile Fiction | Fantasy & Magic
JUV001000 - Juvenile Fiction | Action & Adventure
JUV008010 - Juvenile Fiction | Comics & Graphic Novels | Manga
Library of Congress categories
Survival skills
Graphic novels
Cartoons and comics
Comics (Graphic works)
Fantasy comics
Feral cats

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