"The code gives us strength. And the certainty that StarClan watches over us."
— Sparrowpelt to the rogues in After the Flood, page 72

Sparrowpelt is a dark brown tabby tom[9] with yellow eyes.[10]

Sparrowpelt is a warrior of SkyClan under Leafstar's leadership in the gorge and lake territories. Boris was a kittypet along with his sister, Cherry, and they both abandoned their lives as kittypets to be SkyClan apprentices. Boris was renamed Sparrowpaw with Leafdapple and Sandstorm as his mentors. He fought for his Clan in a battle against rats, and afterwards, he earned his warrior name of Sparrowpelt. He was then given his first apprentice, Tinycloud.

He became mates with Tinycloud, and they had two kits, Parsleyseed and Pebbleshine. Sparrowpelt traveled to the lake with the rest of the Clan, and at their new territory, Tinycloud had another litter of kits, Pigeonkit, Sunnykit, and Quailkit. Upon settling by the lake, Sparrowpelt received Nectarsong as his second apprentice.


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A Vision of Shadows

"I can't wait until my kits are old enough to explore here. It's a good place to grow up."
―Sparrowpelt about his kits Darkest Night, page 249
His mate, Tinycloud, is heavily pregnant with their second litter when SkyClan reaches the lake, and she later gives birth to Pigeonkit, Sunnykit, and Quailkit. He helps around in SkyClan as they settle near the lake, and mentors Nectarpaw. However, he is later poisoned by Juniperclaw, who had put deathberry seeds in a vole, which Sparrowpelt unsuspectingly ate and gets very sick, though Frecklewish is able to save him.

Super Editions

This section summarizes Sparrowpelt (SkC)'s significant Super Editions appearances. If you're looking for a full list, find one here!

Cherrypaw: "We never told him we were sorry for calling him names."
Sparrowpaw: "I wish we had."
—Cherrypaw and Sparrowpaw mourning Skywatcher's death Firestar's Quest, page 352
In Firestar's Quest, Boris is a young kittypet tormenting Moony with his sister Cherry, and Firestar later discovers that both Boris and Cherry are descended from ancient SkyClan. He and his sister are intrigued by the two Clan cats' skills, and Sandstorm agrees to teach him. They agree to join the new SkyClan and help Firestar and Sandstorm recruit others. He is renamed Sparrowpaw and he and Cherrypaw become the Clan's first apprentices, with Sparrowpaw becoming Leafdapple's apprentice. He later participates in the battle against the rats and earns his warrior name of Sparrowpelt, as well as gaining Tinypaw as his apprentice.
In SkyClan's Destiny, his apprentice becomes a warrior, Tinycloud. He, along with several of his Clanmates, do not approve of the daylight-warriors, and continually gossips disapprovingly with Rockshade. He participates with the battle against the rats with the help of Stick and his cats, and aids Stick in the fight against Dodge.
In Hawkwing's Journey, he and his former apprentice Tinycloud are now mates and have had a litter consisting of Parsleypaw and Pebblepaw, fretting over the two when they are caught in a fire. Sparrowpelt later fights in the battle of the gorge and manages to escape with his Clan. Before they begin the journey to find ThunderClan, his kits become warriors named Parsleyseed and Pebbleshine. On the journey, however, Pebbleshine is taken by Twolegs, and Parsleyseed opts to become a kittypet, in which, Sparrowpelt reprimands his son for wanting to abandon the Clan.

SkyClan and the Stranger

"Eight of us trying to hunt? We'll drive away anything worth catching!"
―Sparrowpelt at a Clan meeting Beyond the Code, page 29
Sparrowpelt objects to hunting in large groups at night, fearful they wouldn't catch anything. After escaping the gorge during a flash flood, Cherrytail discovers Lichenfur's body. Sparrowpelt cautiously asks Leafstar if she wanted them to repair the camp or sit vigil for Lichenfur, and sits next to her body. He helps with the heaviest lifting while repairing the camp, and accidentally dislocates his shoulder. Sparrowpelt defends his camp against rogues and credits the warrior code for their strength.

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Sparrowpaw's apprentice ceremony
Firestar: From this day forward, this apprentice will be known as Sparrowpaw. Leafdapple, you will be his mentor and share your experience with him.
Reference: Firestar's Quest, page 335

Sparrowpelt's warrior ceremony
Leafstar: I, Leafstar, leader of SkyClan call upon my warrior ancestors to look down on these two apprentices. They have trained hard to understand the ways of your noble code, and I commend them to you as warriors in their turn. Sparrowpaw, Cherrypaw, do you promise to uphold the ways of the warrior code, and to protect and defend this Clan, even at the cost of your lives?
Sparrowpaw and Cherrypaw: I do.
Leafstar: Then by the powers of StarClan I give you your warrior names. Sparrowpaw, from this moment on you will be known as Sparrowpelt. StarClan honors your courage and strength, and we welcome you as a full member of SkyClan. Cherrypaw, from this moment you will be known as Cherrytail. StarClan honors your bravery and enthusiasm, and strength, and we welcome you as a full member of SkyClan.
Everyone: Sparrowpelt! Cherrytail! Sparrowpelt! Cherrytail!
Reference: Firestar's Quest, pages 503-504


Sparrowpelt is the brother of Cherrytail. His mate is Tinycloud, and Pebbleshine, Sunnypelt, Pigeonfoot, Parsleyseed, and Quailfeather, are their children. For more of Sparrowpelt's family, click here!



Interesting facts

  • Sparrowpelt and Cherrytail are the first cats Leafstar made warriors.[4]


"I'm going to be a warrior. And don't call be Boris. I'm Sparrowpaw now."
―Sparrowpaw to Oscar Firestar's Quest, page 412

"She did it! Leafstar won!"
―Sparrowpelt to the group SkyClan's Destiny, page 97

"Leafstar...? Could we... Would it be all right if we sit with her? For the rest of the night, I mean... Like we did with Rainfur? Or... or I mean, I know the dens are wrecked... Do you want us to get started putting them back together instead?"
―Sparrowpelt to Leafstar Beyond the Code, page 86

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Leafstar: "You've sent Sparrowpelt on his way?"
Echosong: "Yes. He popped his shoulder loose, but it was easy enough to put right. He'll just be sore for a while."
—Leafstar and Echosong about Sparrowpelt After the Flood, page 21

Sharpclaw: "Sparrowpelt, you lead one, and Waspwhisker, you take another. I'll lead the third. Leafstar wants senior warriors to go out more, just in case we run into any of the rogues."
Sparrowpelt: "Right, Sharpclaw. I'd be delighted to run into them. I could use some extra fur to line my nest."
—Sharpclaw and Sparrowpelt about the rogues Hawkwing's Journey, page chapter 15

Sparrowpelt: "I’m sorry, Leafstar, but if you weren’t my Clan leader, I’d tell you there must be bees in your brain. Leave? When we finally have a decent place to live, and all the prey we can eat?"
Tinycloud: "And monsters, and Twolegs, and dogs. Your bees are swarming if you think this is where StarClan intended us to be."
—Tinycloud and Sparrowpelt about leaving the lake Hawkwing's Journey, page chapter 32

Sandynose: "It sounds as though Tinycloud has her paws full with those three."
Sparrowpelt: "They're a joy. Now I want the Clan to thrive, not just for my Clanmates, but for them."
—Sandynose and Sparrowpelt about kits Darkest Night, page 249

"We must bring StarClan back. They are silent for a reason."
―Sparrowpelt about punishing the codebreakers The Silent Thaw, page 265

"Have you got bees in your brain? Whoever heard of a cat's spirit wandering out of his body?"
―Sparrowpelt to Frecklewish Veil of Shadows, page 44

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Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 335
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 215
  3. Revealed in Veil of Shadows, page 257
  4. 4.0 4.1 Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 504
  5. Revealed in SkyClan's Destiny, page 122
  6. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 270
  7. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 505
  8. Revealed in River of Fire, allegiances
  9. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, allegiances
  10. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 217
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