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Hunter, Erin.
New York : HarperCollins, 2003.
IL 5-8, RL 5.1
ISBN 0060000023
Do you ever wonder where your cat disappears to at night or during the day?  Maybe your "kittypet" has some adventures like Rusty.  Rusty is a bright orange tomcat who lives with humans but he is restless and bored with his "kittypet" life and he wanders into the forest next to his human's home.  There he finds four clans of wild cats who are fighting over their hunting rights within their territories.  Rusty shows how brave a fighter he can be and is asked to join the Thunder Clan as a warrior-in-training.  He is renamed Firepaw.  He learns to fight and hunt as a warrior and learns the clans' laws.  He had even made some friends.  But he has also made some enemies within the clan.  There is a prophecy among the clans given to them by their ancestors that say, "Fire alone can save the clan".  But what does the prophecy mean?  Will there be peace between the clans?  Read Into the Wild by Erin Hunter.   (New Hampshire Great Stone Face Committee, 2004-05)
SUBJECTS:     Cats -- Fiction.


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