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The Lost Warrior (Warriors: Manga Graystripe's Trilogy #1)

4.07  ·  Rating Details ·  6,344 Ratings  ·  182 Reviews
When the Twolegs destroy the warrior Clans' forest home, Graystripe- second in command of ThunderClan- is captured trying to help his comrades escape! Trapped in the pampered life of a kittypet, Graystripe has all the food and shelter he needs from his affectionate Twoleg family, but this is not the way he wants to live. The forest is calling him, and he never stops longin ...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published May 1st 2007 by HarperCollins
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Caroline Sarage
Jan 27, 2008 Caroline Sarage rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: people under the age of 8, comic book fans
Recommended to Caroline by: My idiot self
WARNING-May seem rant-ish and contain several typos, as I was typing fast.

I'm you're ordinary [rabid] Warriors fan, eager to snap up the latest book, disregarding genre or length. Imagine my excitement when I found out-New graphic novel, coming out April 24! If only then I would stop and come to the conclusion that this "graphic novel" was really a poorly written comic book with awful artwork.

Let's start with the plotline. To put it in a nutshell, ThunderClan warrior Graystripe is taken away fro
Sep 23, 2007 JJ rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: 7 and up who like cats, or who think Warriors sound interesting, but are too young for the novels.
A nice graphic novel, all about Graystripe!
One of my sons tried to read the first Warriors book; I think in an attempt to read a thicker, more grown-up feeling book. We worked on it together for a while and he told me that he "was allergic to this book because he's allergic to cats." I asked if that was his way of saying he didn't want to read and it and he replied that yes, he thought it was really boring and wanted to stop. I thought we were done with the series.

Well, at the library last night he found this graphic novel of the first b
Natalie Varnell
Dec 10, 2012 Natalie Varnell rated it did not like it
Genre: Graphic Novel
Referenced in text page 116
Summary: Greystripe is a warrior cat belonging to the Thunder Clan. In efforts to save members of his clan from captivity, he manages to release the other cats while becoming trapped himself. He finds himself captive in a family’s home that wishes to make him a “kittypet.” Greystripe makes many failed attempts to escape but is always brought back to the two-legged home. Finally with help from another cat named Millie, the two of them are finally abl
super captain man
Sep 26, 2009 super captain man rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: animal lovers and people who really like reading and also people who like anime/Manga/comics
Recommended to super captain man by: Myself, a long, long time ago, in a bookshop miles away from whe
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Georgina Howlett
Jul 02, 2012 Georgina Howlett rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2012
This was a really good, quick read which I really enjoyed. Millie was an interesting character to meet and Greystripe was drawn to be incredibly handsome and bold. I really love the portrayal and plot of this edition and I look forward to reading the other two in the set so I can see how this particular story ends!
Dec 06, 2008 Meredith rated it liked it
Shelves: animals
You know, as hokey as the Warrior's books are, they're actually not too bad. I'm embarrassed to say that I even kind of like them. I'm pretty sure I would have thought they were they most amazing books ever when I was in about fourth grade.
Sep 02, 2009 Karla rated it really liked it
Graystripe, captured by Animal Control and living with a loving family of "two legs" longs to reunite with his feral cat clan--Thunderclan. Wonderful to read for anyone who enjoys fantasy novels and cats.
Mar 11, 2009 Kara rated it it was amazing
this is graystripes side. after he is kidnapped by twolegs, he meets mille. he and mille set off on a quest to find the clans. i love these books a zillion!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Apr 23, 2009 Shadi rated it it was amazing
This is the first Warriors manga book ever made. It was also the first Warriors book I ever read. =P The illustrations are great and the storyline is great. Five stars.
Feb 10, 2010 Charlize rated it liked it
Feb 02, 2017 Hailey rated it it was amazing
This book was very interesting!! I could really feel what the characters were feeling when they were happy, sad, or determined because of the great illustrations. This was a great adventure and I cant wait to read the next two!
Feb 28, 2017 Gracie rated it really liked it
Amazing! It's so awesome that Erin Hunter could make a bunch of graphic novels for the Warriors series. I loved the drawings in this one especially. Very wonderful back story for Graystripe's time away. :)
Well, I'm thinking this would've been better as a nice long novel. Like one of those super editions. (I love firestar's quest.) There just could have been so much growth. I've never liked greystripe, and this just. Made it that much worse. :( he's a whining self-centered brat. I mean we saw that when he went and chose silverstream over his clan. And then chose riverclan. Yes, I know it was for his babies, and I get that that sort of tings makes for a good story. Forbidden love, divided loyalties ...more
May 08, 2011 Jack rated it it was amazing
Again, this is a re-read, but a really enjoyable one nevertheless! You can read these in around 15-20 minutes, so they're extremely quick reads!

Characters - 5/5 - Love them! Graystripe is an EXCELLENT character; he's always been one of my favourites. I just love his personality and the way he acts around everything. He also showed a lot of emotion in this particular book. And then Millie came along as a kittypet who was so great at hunting and fighting. The relationship between Graystripe and Mi
Harold Ogle
Sep 28, 2013 Harold Ogle rated it liked it
Recommends it for: people looking to start the Warriors series
This is a nice brief comic that introduces readers to the Warriors series. Greystripe is a warrior cat of the Thunderclan, a tribe of wild cats (presumably descended from feral cats) who live in the forest. Warriors are scouts, hunters and combatants in the many inter-clan wars. He's lived a long a full life, but is a widower who has seen his kittens die as well. As the story begins, human construction crews are cleaning out the forest, capturing the cats to send them to the pound. Greystripe ma ...more
Patrice Sartor
GENRE: Fiction, graphic novel, series, animals.

SUMMARY: Graystripe, a warrior from the Thunderclan band of cats, has been captured and put into a home with "twolegs" (humans), where they treat him as their "kittypet." Yet Graystripe yearns for his home with the Thunderclan, and ventures outside to try and find it. Obstacles after obstacle prohibit him from making real progress towards finding his home, or even being able to leave his twoleg home permanently. Finally Graystripe is on his way, yet
Nov 22, 2012 Ashley rated it really liked it
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Lizeth Velazquez
Apr 12, 2014 Lizeth Velazquez rated it liked it
Shelves: etech545class-2
Hunter, Erin. Warriors: The Lost Warrior (2007): Series #1. This graphic novel is done in the style of a manga comic. It is not in comic strip form but rather in blocks of scenes with simple black and white images and speaking bubbles that emphasize sound like in a fight and blunt dialogue. Graystripe is a wild cat from the forest that belongs to with the thunderclan and considers himself a warrior that knows how to fight, hunt, and protect his clan. Many wild cats join the starclan, which means ...more
Jane Oring
Dec 10, 2010 Jane Oring rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Children
I am an always fan of Manga and when looking at the bookstore, "Warriors:The Lost Warrior" stood out with all the others in the series of chapter books and Manga.

This book this a fast read, with me finishing it in 20 minutes. The storyline is about Graystripe, a wild cat who lives with a warrior clan. Graystripe is then broken up with his clan and is lead to a suburban household. He then comes accustomed to living with his "two legged" family. He explores his new life and meets an interesting ca
Oct 29, 2013 Dolly rated it liked it
Recommends it for: people who enjoy reading graphic novels
This is the first book in the Graystripe's Trilogy series of manga/graphic novels, which details the journey Graystripe took from the time he was cat-napped from the Two-leg place on the rescue mission to save other clan cats until the time that he is reunited with the clans. It shows how he and Millie get together and how their relationship developed.

This is an entertaining story and gives the reader more background about Graystripe's experiences away from the clans that we'd never read about
Apr 06, 2011 Ruhama rated it liked it
Shelves: juvenile
Graystripe's clan has been caught! As he and other cats work to free those that are already in cages, the plan backfires and Graystripe is carried off in a van, and is sent to live with 'Two-Legs' (humans). As years pass, he grows soft, but never forgets his fellow warriors. After a particularly startling dream from his former mate, he decides to try to escape and find his clan. It's difficult, as his domestication has made his sense of direction weak and he hasn't had to fight anyone in years. ...more
Johanna Larson
Sep 24, 2013 Johanna Larson rated it liked it
I just read an fascinating book called The lost warrior by Erin Hunter.I liked this book because it is a great series. This book is told in the first person point of view. The book starts out with a cat named Graystripe and the humans destroyed his home so the humans took him to be a pet but he didn't like it so he ran away. Also another cat witch was a kitty pet named Millie comes along on the journey to try to help gray stripe find his home. Graystripe is a brave courageous cat, and Millie is ...more
Carol Royce Owen
Mar 05, 2015 Carol Royce Owen rated it really liked it
The appeal of the Warriors series is great in my school, but often the books are just too challenging for some of the students. So, imagine my pleasure to see that this beloved series is now out in manga style. The kids are going to love it! This particular episode has Graystripe, second in command of the Thunderclan, captured by two-legs and adopted by a family who are nice to him, but Graystripe longs for the woods and his home. When Graystripe is beaten in battle by a kittypet, he fears he ha ...more
Apr 19, 2008 Caitlin rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone who loves cats and has read the warrrior books!
Recommended to Caitlin by: My Father and mother
GreyStripe an Deputy of Thunderclan had been captured by the twoleggeds and in this book he tries to get away from the twoleggeds and not become a Kittypet! He mets a friend on the way and Many enemies on the way. Will GreyStripe Ever get back to Thunderclan?

The Setting: is at the Twoleggeds home town.
The bad guys are: some cats (kittypets)
The Main Charters are: GreyStripe, Millie
conflict: Greystripe is lost in the twoleggeds town and cannot find his way back home.....
Conclusion: It was a pretty
May 21, 2015 Julie rated it liked it
Not a huge fan of manga but I am happy to have seen how Graystripe and Millie first met. I'm a little disappointed in how easily overwhelmed Graystripe is. Talltail (Tallstar) seemed to do better when he went through twolegplaces though they both need guides for sure. But at least Talltail didn't just give up.

Anyways, its a good thing he has Millie and they begin their adventure in search of the clans together. I feel sorry for her housefolk though, being a housefolk person myself. It is sad whe
Mar 27, 2016 Linda rated it really liked it
Graystripe has always been one of my favorite Warriors characters, so I am thrilled to finally read his untold story.

One little quibble: Millie has stripes, but GraySTRIPE does not? That is SO messed up! Obviously, the illustrators did not even bother to familiarize themselves with the two cats' descriptions.

(June 3, 2016) OOPS! I owe the illustrators a big apology! Graystripe IS depicted with a darker stripe running along his spine. However ... Millie is supposed to be a silvery-white cat, not
Feb 26, 2008 Lulu rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Warriors Fans
Recommended to Lulu by: Sydney
Okay, I'll be honest: I really didn't get much out of this. Warriors is great for imaginative people like myself, because you have to imagine so many things-- what characters look like, the forests, everything.

Now, I'll say it loud and clear: This ruined it for me. Warrior cats just aren't meant to be manga. It's just not done. If you're a Warriors fan, I recommend you read it just to see what I mean. It's a quick 15-20 minute read, and I think you should really read it for the sake of being a
Audrey H
Jun 26, 2008 Audrey H rated it it was amazing
The people are destroying Thunderclan's home: the forest! And Graystripe lives with Thunderclan. When he's trying to help the other cats from Thunderclan and after he saves the last one, the truck doors slam shut and he gets stuck in the truck and the truck takes him to a house and he gets stuck until he finds another cat that's name is Millie and she lives in the neighborhood and she helps him find his way out of the neighborhood and in the next book, they find it and as a reward, Graystripe le ...more
Oct 16, 2012 Caitlyn rated it really liked it
This was a great book but i would only rateit 4 because it a little odd at some points. he went into his dreams and talked to his dead family. By the way this is a cat that i am taling about.The story was about a cat that was in a clan. then saved his clan and he got captured.The cat was put into a neighborhood to live with a human family after being a wild cat.he escaped from the cty with another cat but that cat was from the city. he ended up going without the other cat.i reccommend this book ...more
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Erin Hunter is the pseudonym of five people: Kate Cary, Cherith Baldry, Tui T. Sutherland, Gillian Phillips, and Inbali Iserles, as well as editor Victoria Holmes. Together, they write the Warriors series as well as the Seekers and Survivors series. Erin Hunter is working on a new series now called Bravelands.

Erin Hunter is inspired by a love of cats and a fascination with the ferocity of the nat
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Warriors: Manga Graystripe's Trilogy (3 books)
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“I've missed you, too, Graystripe. I watch over you, every day and every night.” 31 likes
“That's part of why I tracked you down. I wanted to be as loyal to you as you are to your Clan. I know I can't exactly miss a life I've never known, Graystripe, but I think sharing your life and your path... is the best journey I could possibly imagine.” 26 likes
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