|"You're not a medicine cat. No cat's going to go on a rescue mission in the middle of the night because you had a dream. They might listen to you in the morning, though. Settle down and go back to sleep."|
|— Shrewpaw to Squirrelpaw in Dawn, page 96|
Shrewpaw was a ThunderClan apprentice under Firestar's leadership in the forest territories. He was born as Shrewkit to Dustpelt and Ferncloud alongside his brother, Spiderkit. As an apprentice, Shrewpaw was mentored by Thornclaw and befriended Squirrelpaw and Whitepaw. His mother gave birth to her second litter, Hollykit, Larchkit and Birchkit. When Twolegs begin their destruction of the forest and making prey scarce, Shrewpaw died on the Thunderpath trying to catch a pheasant for his starving Clan. He joined StarClan and watched over his younger siblings.
In The New Prophecy arc
- He has become an apprentice by the beginning of this book with Thornclaw as his mentor. He is briefly seen sharing tongues with Sorrelpaw and Spiderpaw near the apprentices' den.
- When Ravenpaw visits ThunderClan's camp, Shrewpaw tells him that Firestar is in his den, and offers to show Ravenpaw there, but Thornclaw calls for him and Shrewpaw leaves Ravenpaw with his mentor.
- Shrewpaw is out on a patrol with Thornclaw and Squirrelpaw, so Thornclaw can show the two apprentices the best places to hunt near Fourtrees. When they return, Brambleclaw runs over to meet Squirrelpaw, eager to talk to her, but Shrewpaw is still with her. Squirrelpaw casts him an uneasy glance and goes behind the nursery with Brambleclaw. Shrewpaw goes to tell Firestar that the two are meeting in secret, and Firestar goes to see what they are doing.
- When Squirrelpaw goes missing, both Shrewpaw and Whitepaw say they haven't seen any sign of her.
- He is seen play-fighting with Whitepaw outside the apprentices' den while Hollykit, Larchkit, and Birchkit, Shrewpaw's siblings, watch them with admiration.
- He is seen around camp, often with Spiderpaw suggesting that they are close littermates. He begins to feel the struggle, along with the rest of the Clan, as Twolegs begin to destroy the forest.
- When Squirrelpaw and Brambleclaw return from their journey, Squirrelpaw sees Shrewpaw and calls out to him, asking how his training is going, to which he responds that they have been working hard. She sleeps next to him in the apprentices' den at Sunningrocks, and he is the cat that she first tells about her dream about Leafpaw and Spottedleaf, though he is skeptical. Shrewpaw lets Squirrelpaw sleep in, thinking Squirrelpaw would forget her dream, and she becomes angry at him, though she apologizes soon after.
- After hunting, Thornclaw comes back to camp with the body of Shrewpaw, saying that he had run onto the Thunderpath while chasing a pheasant that would've fed half the Clan, according to Dustpelt. He had been hit by a monster, not feeling anything but breaking his neck in the process. Whitepaw and Squirrelpaw both seem to be very close to him, so when he dies they are both devastated, along with his parents. Whitepaw declares that she will still sit vigil, whether they were in their camp or not. Thornclaw joins her, along with Squirrelpaw and Brambleclaw.
- When Leafpaw discovers the Moonpool, she sees Shrewpaw with Larchkit and Hollykit among the other cats of StarClan. He is seen nudging Larchkit and Hollykit away from the water's edge, so that they don't fall in. She thinks that Ferncloud would be happy to know that her kits are safe in StarClan, but Leafpaw can't tell Ferncloud because, sadly, she isn't allowed to tell anyone about her dreams.
- He is briefly mentioned when Squirrelflight remembers him as her best friend before the journey to the lake, and how she enjoyed training with him as an apprentice.
- He is seen by Leafpool at the Moonpool with his sisters, Hollykit and Larchkit, and the many other StarClan cats who greet her as the new medicine cat of ThunderClan.
In the Super Editions
- He is one of the kits in the first litter of Ferncloud and Dustpelt. He is first seen playing with his brother, Spiderkit. During a ceremony, Dustpelt tells Shrewkit and his brother to settle down. Shrewkit and Spiderkit like to play, and make a lot of noise, disturbing Firestar's thoughts and dreams. This is shown during the ceremony, when they keep playing in a puddle of water, despite their parents' scolding.
- Although unnamed, Shrewpaw appears alongside his deceased siblings and mother to welcome Dustpelt to StarClan.
- In Twilight, Squirrelflight mentions that Shrewpaw died on their journey to the lake, when he actually died back in the old forest territories.
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- Larchkit: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Hollykit: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Icecloud: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Spiderleg: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Birchfall: Living (As of The Silent Thaw)
- Foxleap: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Brindleface: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Robinwing: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Whitestorm: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Fuzzypelt: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Moonflower: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Poppydawn: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Stormtail: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Windflight: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Fallowsong: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Daisytoe: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Squirrelwhisker: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Cherrypaw: Deceased, verified StarClan member
- Chestnutkit: Status unknown
- Elderkit: Deceased, residence unknown
- Tulipkit: Deceased, residence unknown
- Rosepetal: Living (As of The Silent Thaw)
- Ivypool: Living (As of The Silent Thaw)
- Dovewing: Living (As of The Silent Thaw)
- Lightleap: Living (As of The Silent Thaw)
- Pouncestep: Living (As of The Silent Thaw)
- Thriftear: Living (As of The Silent Thaw)
- Bristlefrost: Living (As of The Silent Thaw)
= Gender Unknown
- "Hollykit, this is Ravenpaw. He lives on a Twoleg farm, and feasts on more mice than you three have seen in your life."
- —Shrewpaw introducing his younger siblings to Ravenpaw Midnight, page 84
- Author Profile: Cherith Baldry on the Warriors official website (Indirect mention only)
- Honoring the Mother Cats on the Warriors official website (Indirect mention only)
Notes and references
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Revealed in Starlight, page 265
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 18
- ↑ Revealed in Dawn, page 152
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 Revealed in Dawn, page 150
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 Revealed in Midnight, allegiances
- ↑ Revealed in Midnight, page 265
- ↑ Revealed in Twilight, page 132
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 Revealed in Midnight, page 12
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 Revealed in The Sight, page 6
- ↑ Revealed in Midnight, page 84
- ↑ Revealed in Rising Storm, page 41
- ↑ 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 12.6 12.7 12.8 Revealed on the Warriors website family tree
- ↑ 13.0 13.1 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 327
- ↑ Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 8
- ↑ Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 47
- ↑ Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 19
- ↑ Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 315
- ↑ Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, chapter 1
- ↑ 19.0 19.1 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 453
- ↑ Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, allegiances
- ↑ Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, chapter 4
- ↑ Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 329
- ↑ Revealed in Rising Storm, page 42
- ↑ 24.0 24.1 Revealed in Outcast, page 8
- ↑ 25.0 25.1 Revealed in Sunrise, page 317
- ↑ 26.0 26.1 Revealed in Tigerheart's Shadow, chapter 18
- ↑ 27.0 27.1 27.2 Revealed in River of Fire, page 203
- ↑ Revealed in Tigerheart's Shadow, page 187
- ↑ 29.0 29.1 Revealed in Fire and Ice, pages 95-97
- ↑ 30.0 30.1 Revealed in Forest of Secrets, pages 61-62