Synopsis from Edelweiss:
A full-color collection of three graphic novel adventures from the world of Erin Hunter’s #1 bestselling Warriors series—never before available in color!
This epic volume contains all three books in the SkyClan and the Stranger trilogy—The Rescue, Beyond the Code, and After the Flood. With newly colorized art, this stand-alone adventure is perfect for the collections of longtime Warriors readers or any graphic novel fan.
Newleaf is coming, and Leafstar is proud to see SkyClan thriving under her leadership. But when the arrival of a mysterious stranger throws SkyClan into turmoil, Leafstar must figure out what is best for her Clan—once and for all.
About: Warriors: Skyclan and the Stranger is a middle grade graphic novel written by Erin Hunter and illustrated by James L. Barry. It was published on 5/28/2019 by HarperAlley, paperback, 272 pages. The genres are graphic novel, middle grade literature, actions and adventures, and fiction. This book was intended for readers ages 8 to 12, grades 3 to 7. This book came from a series called Warriors Graphic Novel. According to the publisher’s website, “HarperAlley is a curated graphic novel imprint within a big publishing house with worldwide presence, poised to bring you some of the best creators working in the form today.” Please see below for more information about the author and publisher.
My Experience: I started reading Warriors: Skyclan and the Stranger, a 3 in one middle grade graphic novel of The Rescue, Beyond the Code, and After the Flood on 2/16/2021 and finished it on 2/17/2021. This graphic novel was an interesting read! A female boss who’s also a mom was great for readers of all ages to read because it lets readers know that they can multitask and be responsible for more than one important tasks at a time, especially with the help of teamwork. I enjoyed the second story where readers learned that Sol took a short cut to hunting. The story with his mom was heartbreaking but a hard life with mom is better than a good life always missing her.
This book followed Leafstar, a skyclan’s leader who is expecting to have her babies any day now. She’s worried that she might not have a lot of time for both her children and her clansmates, but vowed to do her best in both responsibilities. The young apprentices have been out and about in secrecy until Leafstar found out that they have been visiting the human for her foods. One day when Leafstar confronted the apprentices, the human caught sight of her and went to the cats’ hideout to take her and her kits back to her home. Later, there was a rescue taken place. Then there’s the second story with the newcomer and the third story with the aftermath of the flood to this series.
Warriors: Skyclan and the Stranger, a 3 in one color graphic novel, was well written and illustrated. There’s always something happening so the read had no dull moments. The third story was a good lesson about how being selfish was unacceptable. I enjoyed the humor, especially with the kitties. The warriors training was interesting to read and I loved the parts where cats can jump high, like to open the door. It’s my first time reading The Warriors and I got to read the color version of the illustrations. Cats argued like humans when they are unhappy and kits are naughty like any children. It’s a great read and I recommend everyone to read this book!
Tag Lines: cats, warriors, family, friendship, teamwork, actions & adventures, hunting
I rate it 5 stars!
About the Author:
Erin Hunter, is not one person, but a team of story writers, authors and editors who work together to create the series you love, inspired by a love of animals and a fascination with the ferocity of the natural world. She is the author of the bestselling Warriors, Seekers, and Survivors series. She lives in the UK. Visit her online at http://www.bravelandsbooks.com (Info obtained from HarperCollins’ website and author’s website).
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***Disclaimer: I won this book from a Goodreads giveaway hosted by the publisher. Many thanks to HarperCollins for the opportunity to read and review. Please be assured that my opinions are honest.