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A Guide Book to the Great Tree (Guardians of Ga'hoole Series)

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Finally, for all free folk of air, land, and water seeking knowledge of the Great Ga'Hoole Tree; its ways, its days, its heroes known and unknown... a Guide!

Studious by nature, fortunate to have been present at the most glorious moments in the tree's recent history, and above all honored to count as friends its most ardent champions, I, Otulissa, have decided to write a compendium, a catchall -a guide, in short- to the history, life, and spirit of the tree. Pause a moment ...

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Guardians of Ga'Hoole: A Guide Book to the Great Tree

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Finally, for all free folk of air, land, and water seeking knowledge of the Great Ga'Hoole Tree; its ways, its days, its heroes known and unknown... a Guide!

Studious by nature, fortunate to have been present at the most glorious moments in the tree's recent history, and above all honored to count as friends its most ardent champions, I, Otulissa, have decided to write a compendium, a catchall -a guide, in short- to the history, life, and spirit of the tree. Pause a moment before the next adventure begins to read of its natural history, its origin, and yearly changes. Read of its lesser-known heroes: of Joss, brave messenger of legends; of the brothers Ifghar and Ezylryb and the treachery that bound them; of Theo, the peaceful warrior.

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This companion guide to the Guardians of Ga'hoole epic untangles the complicated plots and character interactions of this popular extended series. Kathryn Huang presents a clear history of the great tree, its guardians, and its enemies. In addition to its lucid, engaging text, A Guide Book to the Great Tree contains maps, drawings, and even recipes. A handy handbook to an incomparable series.
Children's Literature - Cara Chancellor
One of two planned companion books to the bestselling "Guardians of Ga'Hoole" series, A Guide Book to the Great Tree tells the history of the Guardian owls' home from the point of view of Otulissa, the tree's resident historian. Chapters include the story of the tree itself—from its magical germination to various blights that have threatened it—the education undertaken to become one of the legendary Guardians, untold back stories of some of the tree's most revered and notorious inhabitants, a calendar and explanation of celebrations/holidays, a description of the owls' daily schedule from sundown to sunup, and a "Hoo's Hoo" and comprehensive glossary of owl words. Readers should note that this is strictly a companion piece to the series: little to no surrounding history is given of characters, wars, settlements, and so forth, and entries are written with a descriptive thoroughness that is more encyclopedic than literary. For fans of the "Guardians of Ga'Hoole," though, Huang's book sheds new light on heroes and villains, while also providing enough detail to let young minds fantasize about undergoing chaw training (owl school) and becoming a Ga'Hoole historian themselves. Reviewer: Cara Chancellor
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780439931885
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/1/2007
  • Series: Guardians of Ga'Hoole Series
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 112,915
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Enjoyable

    This is a really good book! It tells you some stories about the owls, the history of the Tree, how to become a guardian, and much more. It is told by Otulissa. My favorite story is the one about Ifghar and Lyze Of Kiel. It costs a bit more than the main series, but it is worth the extra two dollars.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 29, 2011

    Um......

    It was a lot of information.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 10, 2011

    Fantastic!

    If you haven't read at least one 'Guardians of Ga'Hoole' book that you didn't like, this is your book. It explains traditions, aspects of characters like Theo, Ifghar, etc. However, if you don't give one iota (I don't think I spelled "iota" right) about Owls in general, don't waste your time.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 28, 2009

    Guardians of Ga'Hoole: A Guide Book to the Great Tree

    This book is about life in the Great Ga'Hoole Tree. It is written by Otulissa, one of the owlets in the series who grows up to become a scholar, warrior, teacher and Guardian of Ga'Hoole. Being an historian, she knows about the important people, events, celebrations, chaws (classes) that are part of Ga'Hoolian History. She is living during a new era in the history of Ga'Hoole, when there have been many changes. Boran, Barran, Strix Struma, Ezylryb and Coryn have died. The new generation of Guardians has inherited the Great Tree. This is their history, their present life and their future, according to Otulissa. After you read the series, this is a great book to read.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2007

    Great read

    The Guide Book to the Great Tree is finally here, and it was more than worth the wait! Everything is included from information about yearly celebrations at the Great Ga'Hoole Tree to interesting stories of characters readers will recognize from the series but otherwise know relatively little about, such as Strix Struma and Ifghar. There's even a handy, though rather brief, owl dictionary in the back. And of course, no Guide Book to the Great Tree would be complete without a fold-out, full-color map of the Great Ga'Hoole Tree itself, which is also included. I highly recommend this book to all fans of the series, though it would be wise to first read the series itself, for spoiler reasons. All in all, a great read.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 31, 2011

    If you like the Guardians of Ga'Hoole series, you will love this book!

    I loved this book. This was the best in the series! This book tells the story of Lyze, Twilight, and the coming of the Great Tree. Best book in the series!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 16, 2011

    try this book its awesome

    This book tells you untold stories of the guardians of ga'hoole i loved it

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 28, 2011

    Great job!

    Kathryn Lasky did a great job on this book. I want to read it again!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2014

    This is great!

    It has evrything that you did not know about the gurdians of gahoole!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2012

    Dogs4ever

    This book has some information about most of the owls at the end of the book. There are some stories on certain owls for ex. Twilight. Also a glosary is in the back. Good illustrations. I would reccomend the Warriors series by Erin Hunter ( first book is Into the Wild) and The Wolves of the Beyond by Kathryn Lasky ( I think the first book is called Lone Wolf) to someone who finished this series and loved it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    My son enjoyed the book!

    I purchased the book as a gift. Wish a hard-cover was available.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 18, 2011

    Must read!

    Amazing simply amazing!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2011

    GUARDIANS!!!!!

    i havn't read it yet but anything kathryn lasky works because kathryn is the BEST(!!!!!!!!) auther EVER!!!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2014

    Really want it

    <_>

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2013

    Take flight

    A fantastic high-flying guide to the Great Ga'Hoole tree. Recommed you read the whole series. When you finish the Guardian books, read the Wolves of the beyond books by Kathryn Lasky.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2013

    Best book

    If u like kathryn laskys other books then youl love these books i really thought i was in the book when i read it i give it five stars i wish there were more books to the story

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2013

    Coolio

    I love the characters. Otulissa is cool too even though she's stuck up a little.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 9, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    Dont like it

    All it does i tell what his friend are and what i looks like

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 5, 2011

    .

    Im sure i would have given more stars if i read it but in order for me to post my ? I had to rate it

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2011

    AWESOME

    i loved it very good books

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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