Escape from the Forest (Warriors Manga: Tigerstar and Sasha #2)

by Erin Hunter (Author) Don Hudson (Illustrator)

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 Tigerstar & Sasha manga arc, a kittypet named Sasha searches for a new home--and wonders if she might find it with ShadowClan and its leader, Tigerstar, during the events of the Warriors: The Prophecies Begin series.Sasha has decided to forge a life outside of the Clans and away from Tigerstar's evil plans. But life as a rogue is much harder than she expects, and Sasha soon starts to lose hope. Will she be forced to wander alone forever, scrapping for every meal and fighting with the cruel, territorial cats who dwell in the alleys of Twolegplace?
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Publishers Weekly

This mangathe fifth based on Hunter's immensely popular children's seriesfollows the adventures of the cat Sasha after she leaves the Tigerclan, horrified by Tigerstar's growing violence; it picks up where "Warriors": "Tigerstar and Sasha" left off. Sasha wrestles with whether she should return to live among the housefolk or make a life for herself in the forest. Her travels take her to dangerous city streets, the suburbs and a boat, and allow her to make new friends. Along the way, she learns to value herself and trust her instincts. Hudson's artwork brings Sasha's emotional journey to life, showing each moment of fear, anxiety, contentment and joy. The cat's-eye perspective of many of the panels, in addition, add a dramatic, energizing element to the book. Jolley's story breaks no new ground, but he offers a nicely paced tale that should resonate with young adult readers struggling to find their own place in the world, as well as cat fanciers of any age. Girls may especially benefit from reading about Sasha's decision to walk away from the powerful Tigerstar. A twist at the end will leave fans eager for the next installment of Sasha's saga. "(Jan.)" Copyright 2009 Publishers Weekly Used with permission.

School Library Journal

Gr 4-6: Sweet, sensitive Sasha leaves the forest and the Shadow Clan after being betrayed by the cat clan's power-hungry leader, Tigerstar. Life without a clan for protection is difficult, though. Can she survive alone? The second volume in a graphic-novel adaptation of the popular series, this title should appeal to its fans, and the gripping plot may attract new ones. Though the cover claims that this is a "manga," the straightforward illustrations are drawn in a simple, realistic style. Purchase if the "Warriors" series is already popular."Lisa Goldstein, Brooklyn Public Library, NY" Copyright 2009 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.
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Publication date
December 23, 2008
Warriors Manga
BISAC categories
JUV002050 - Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Cats
JUV037000 - Juvenile Fiction | Fantasy & Magic
JUV008010 - Juvenile Fiction | Comics & Graphic Novels | Manga
Library of Congress categories
Survival skills
Graphic novels
Cartoons and comics
Feral cats

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