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The Quest Begins (Seekers #1)

3.86 of 5 stars 3.86  ·  rating details  ·  5,940 ratings  ·  458 reviews

Three bears…one destiny

From the author of the nationally bestselling Warriors books comes a brand-new animal fantasy series. Three young bears from different species—black, polar, and grizzly—are separated from their families when they are just young cubs. They find themselves brought together on a perilous journey. Fate is about to change all these bears’ lives forever,

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Published (first published May 27th 2008)
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Ashley
this is a great book
It is the perspective of three bears!
Kallik (a polar bear), Lusa (a black bear), and Toklo (a grizzly bear)
Eventually they get separated from there family's (all three of them)


Kallik- is looking for her brother(when her mom died they where separated by the ice ) she has hope and faith she will find him by following the star. she meets this kind bear who toke care of her but eventually she dies! (all three bears are following this star!)

Lusa- wants to go to the wild she is
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Margaryta
I had dropped the Warrior series after the first 6 books because I found them really boring and not interesting, and thought Erin Hunter (which is actually 3-4 different people!) was really poor wannabe author that didn't succeed in capturing my attention, but when I saw Seekers the irresistable cover jumped out and me and just seemed to beg 'READ ME!!!' So, I had listened to that inner voice and picked it up. And boy was I in for a shock!

Seekers was for me about ten times better than Warriors -
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Finley Mac
Not HALF as good as it's feline cousin, Warriors (which I am a fan of to the death). Story doesn't grip me. Characters are not as well crafted, and I can't say anything about Kallik's personality, whereas with Squirrelflight I can say: Strong and hotheaded, will not let anything stand in her way.
Lara's
Nov 21, 2008 Lara's rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: 4th-8th grade
Shelves: tween-books
Synopsis : Three young bears from different species—black, polar, and grizzly—are separated from their families when they are just young cubs. They find themselves brought together on a perilous journey. Fate is about to change all these bears lives forever, setting their paws on a path toward a future they cannot yet imagine . . .
Review : Having just learned that Erin Hunter is actually a pen name for three seperate writers makes me less jealous of the fact that they were able to not only writ
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Rachel
Aug 27, 2008 Rachel rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Warriors Fans, Preteen animal lovers
The Warriors series is an old guilty-pleasure favorite of mine, and even though I'm probably too old for Erin Hunter, I really don't care. I was pleasantly surprised with this new series. Some of the later Warriors books get tired and repetitive, so I'm glad that other then the writing style, Seekers bears little resemblence to Warriors. (If the bears had started living in Clans and calling each other names like 'Rabbitfang', /then/ I would be worried.)

I was skeptical about how a Polar bear, Bl
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Icer
Okay, despite the marketing, this is NOT 'Warrior Cats' with bears, so do not let your like/dislike one one be a guide to whether you'd like the other!

I liked the Warriors series a lot, so I thought I'd give this a go. I also wrote this review after also reading the 2nd book, so as not to pre-judge by only the opener. Well... they tried.

-'Erin Hunter' isn't a real person but a team of writers. An additional 3rd writer writes these who didn't work on Warriors... (the dog series doesn't have any o
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Jamieson
What would you do if everything you knew was taken away from you? What would you do if you were forced to survive against all odds? Three bears must do just that in Erin Hunters fantastic new novel, Seekers: The Quest Begins.

Kallik is a polar bear. Strong willed and curious, she and her brother Taqqiq are travelling with their mother Nissa across the great icy plains of the Arctic. They are trying to reach land before the ice melts so that they will be able to survive in the wild for the warmer
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Claire
Reading about the awesome antics of Iorek Byrnison put me in the mood for bears (bears are awesome), and my brain needed a break from all of the emotional and intellectual heavy-lifting of His Dark Materials, so I figured I'd give Seekers a look.

I had avoided this series for a long time because I wasn't particularly impressed with Team Erin Hunter's Warriors, but in my never-ending search for good quality anthropomorphic fiction on the same level of awesomeness as good old Watership Down, my kep
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annik
Решив сделать перерыв в котовоенной эпопее, я, тем не менее, не забыла о своем давнем желании почитать другой цикл автора — The Seekers, то есть «Странники» в нашем издании. Обещано было — так же занимательно, только про медведей.

«Первые испытания», будучи первой книгой, должна ввести читателя в курс дела и обозначить основные сюжетные линии, которые будут тянуться как минимум шесть книг. Это у книги получилось прекрасно — да так, что дальше читать не очень и хочется.
Что я узнала из первой книги
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Jack
So... Thought I'd try out the other Erin Hunter series, 'Seekers'. Obviously it's about bears instead of cats like I'm used to reading about in 'Warriors.'

Characters - 4/5 - I thought that the characters were good, and there was a good variety of different personalities incorporated into them which made them each more interesting and unique to read about. My favourite would probably be Lusa; she seems to have this sort of humour about her, yet it's ironic considering the situations. I really enj
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Carrie
A promising start to what I hope turns out to be a good series. The premise is interesting, and we still don't know exactly what these bears are going to get up to in the end. Yay mystery. :D
I don't think I like this as much as I do Warriors, but I might later. The ending got a bit confusing because all three bears' stories rose to different climaxes, so it felt a bit hectic and somewhat weak. The story was good otherwise, though. I love how all three bears have different names for things, espec
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Keisha Keenleyside
the first of a series by the four? Wirters known as erin hunter. I didnt like the worrier series but i thought id give this one a read and tbh i quite liked it.

In this book erin introduces us to three bears one polar, one black and a grizzly all of which have their own story to tell.

The quest begins tells of how the different types of bears live and of the hardships they come by but at the same time as teaching us about the characters they have also created a good story that doesnt get boring.

Th
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Matt
I found myself constantly thinking "why can't this book by more like Watership Down?" the whole time I was reading it. What this book brought to my mind when reading it is how utterly depressing the story (and the real-life lives of bears in captivity) is. The one shining star in an otherwise field of darkness is the underlying elements of climate change and anti-bear captivity. Also, the idea in the book that bears are more intelligent than we give them credit was nice. I may or may not read on ...more
Jenny Rose
Kallik is a polar bear. Toklo is a young Grizzly and Lusa is a black bear. There is a lot of folklore of the stars and where the spirits of the dead go woven into the story.

I found this to be a sad and depressing story. While it was interesting to view the world from the perspective of three different types of bears, experiencing so much death and abandonment made me wonder what the point was. I realize death is part of nature and animals dying is normal, but to have so many bears die in the fir
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Mcdclassroom
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Chris Ahn
This is a book about 3 bears: Kallik (a polar bear), Lusa (a black bear), and Toklo (a grizzly bear). The book is written in each bears perspective and changes each chapter. You can feel how bears feel about this world and about humans. The 3 bears get separated from their families and go on a quest in the wilderness. I recommend this book for Middle Schoolers because it urges you to read more, as you want to read about every bear and its life. Kallik, she is looking for her brother because he m ...more
Chrissanfilippo
I chose this book because my brother read the whole series and said I should. The plot of the book is that there's three diferent bear family's, there's a black bear a polar bear and a brown bear family and their all going to the same place. they all have different stories while traveling and most of them die. My favorite quote in the story is when Luna the black bear cub walked into a brown bears territory and the brown bear pinned her to the ground and said,'"Your in my territory,I guess that ...more
FantasyWereld
Kinderen die graag boeken over dieren lezen, hebben een ruime keuze. Zo zijn er de (iets minder realistische) muizen van Geronimo Stilton, de uilen uit De legende van de Wachters, de konijnen van Waterschapsheuvel en de wilde katten uit de reeks Warrior Cats. De auteurs van die laatste serie zijn nu aan een nieuwe begonnen: Seekers, over beren. Op het mooie omslag staat een ijsbeer, en er komen ook grizzlyberen en zwarte beren in voor. Maar zit er ook nog wat fantasy in het boek, of kun je net z ...more
Kayla
This book was different from the Warriors, but I liked it just the same. I think it is really cool how the author(s) blended the chapters together from one bear to the other.

This book is about three bear cubs, Lusa, Kallik and Tolko, three different bear species. They are all on a special journey, were they will face life and death dangers. Will they all make it there alive? Only there next books will tell.
little B
It is very interesting to see from a bear's point of view. I like how the author named everything what it really looks like to bears. If you have not read this book you need to read it. But be careful at the end there is a HUGE cliff-hanger! The 2nd book is now out.
Dolly
This is the first book in the Seekers series by the group of authors known as Erin Hunter. Our youngest daughter and I started this series when we'd read all of the Warriors books (published so far) and were waiting for the next to come out.

The story focuses on the plight of three different kinds of bears and has a strong environmental message (how humans are destroying the natural world.) The plot is a bit confusing at first, switching between the three bears perspectives.

Overall, it's a fast
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Noble
I thought this book is very good its has a interesting storyline and interesting characters. It follows Lusa a black bear cub, Toklo a brown bear cub, and Killak a polar bear cub. As they journey across Canada to get to there destination walrus rock. Lusa is a curious black bear who grew up in a zoo with her brother and mom learning that all bears spirits go into trees. Killik is a polar bear who always sticks with her mom learning that all the stars in the sky are the spirits of dead bears. To ...more
Nix
Nov 07, 2009 Nix rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to Nix by: Warriors fans
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Gitty Mandel
This was the best book, I wish there was ten stars.

It's about three different bears that are totally different and then they hear about each other. Then there's a different shape-shifting bear.
Aleshanee
Nach den tollen Warrior-Cats Bänden der Autorinnen geht es in dieser Reihe um Bären.

Und zwar um das Eisbärmädchen Kallik, das Schwarzbärmädchen Lusa und den Grizzlyjungen Toklo. Alle drei erleben einen schicksalhaften Einschnitt in ihr junges Leben, der sie auf eine einsame Suche führen wird.

Kallik ist mit ihrer Mutter Nisa und ihrem Bruder Taqqiq unterwegs zum Festland. Doch das Eis schmilzt schneller als erwartet und als ihre Mutter stirbt, werden Kallik und ihr Bruder getrennt. Das kleine Eis
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maddie
im mean seekers was ok at the most but for the most part was adventurest
Candy Liggett
I just started reading the warriors series and was thinking this would be a great addition since I really enjoyed the warriors where there is a good story and the pace moves along quickly. This book is just boring it is to slow and I was disappointed. I tried to give it a chance but halfway I was finding that this book and these characters were not holding my interest. I love animals and love the concept. I also love the Redwall series and having already read better animal books where you enjoy ...more
Clarissa M
I found Seekers to be an interesting read. It is the story of three very different bear cubs - different breeds - who are experiencing life differently but have experienced some similar things. Toklo's mom abandoned him after the death of his brother because she was unable to handle losing another child. Lusa is a zoo bear who dreams of the outside and one manages to escape - leabing behind her family. And Kallik lost her mother to orcas and the icy waters of her home and was seperated from her ...more
82Shimmer15♫
Seekers: The Quest Begins is by Erin Hunter following the stories of Kallik, a polar bear who is just trying to be reunited with her brother, but faces obsactles; Lusa, a black bear who escapes the her home, at the zoo, to the wild to take a message to an abandon cub; and Toklo, a grizzly bear who is not only the abandon cub, but is on a journey to a place he has nowhere were it is with a shapeshifting bear cub named Ujurak. These bears from different worlds have their own faiths and beliefs, bu ...more
Natalie
This is my first experience with Erin Hunter- I have not read her Warrior series. I heard good things about her, so I thought I'd give her a try. The Quest Begins read rather quickly, but the story still seemed to drag. Nothing much happened besides a few bears dying and their cubs wandering around in the wilderness clueless for a few hundred pages. It just wasn't... entertaining. The bears' personalities were endearing enough, and it seems as though Hunter did her homework. The part that really ...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 series. Erin Hunter is working on a new series now called Survivors.

Erin Hunter is inspired by a love of cats and a fascination with the ferocity of the natural world. As
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