The Lost Warrior (Warriors Manga: Graystripes's Adventure #1)

by Erin Hunter (Author)

The Lost Warrior (Warriors Manga: Graystripes's Adventure #1)
Reading Level: 4th – 5th Grade
Series: Warriors Manga

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

In the first 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.

When the Twolegs destroy the warrior Clans' forest home, ThunderClan deputy Graystripe is captured trying to help his comrades escape! Trapped in the pampered life of a kittypet, Graystripe gets all the food and shelter he needs from his affectionate Twoleg family--but the forest is calling him. 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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Publishers Weekly

Based on Erin Hunter's popular novel series, "Warriors" is the story of a wild cata real one, as opposed to manga's usual teenaged human wearing a short skirt and kitty-cat earswho's separated from his family and friends. There are no plot surprises in this story of a lost hero, and the artwork is a literal, workmanlike rendition of cats and dogs in suburbia. Graystripe, the protagonist, is a mighty warrior of the beleaguered Thunderclan, which has recently been threatened by a combination of suburban development and a zealous cat catcher. The story opens with him imprisoned in a strangely seductive suburban home. After briefly succumbing to the charms of soft living as a kittypet, Graystripe steels his resolve and vows to make his way back to the wild. Alas, he's lost his edge and finds himself spooked by everything from local bullies to lawnmowers. Luckily, he's joined by a helpful, attractive female sidekick, Millie, who knows her way around the challenges of Twolegplace. Many little (and perhaps some larger) girls will find this kitty fantasy irresistible. "(May)" Copyright 2007 Publishers Weekly Used with permission.

School Library Journal

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 Mattox, DeKalb County Public Library, Decatur, GA" Copyright 2007 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

Review quotes

"This graphic novel is well-suited to younger readers...a must-buy." — KLIATT

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Publication date
April 20, 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
Graphic novels
Cartoons and comics
Comics (Graphic works)
Feral cats

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