The Capture (Guardians of Ga'Hoole Series #1) by Kathryn Lasky, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
The Capture (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

The Capture (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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A fascinating fantasy/fiction series about owls suitable for readers aged nine and up a classic hero-mythology story of friendship and adventure.

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A fascinating fantasy/fiction series about owls suitable for readers aged nine and up a classic hero-mythology story of friendship and adventure.

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Author Kathryn Lasky lays the groundwork for an owlish tale of good versus evil in this first adventurous installment of Guardians of Ga'Hoole.

After little Soren, a barn owl, finds himself pushed out of Mum and Da's nest, he's captured by two ruthless hench-birds and taken to the St. Aegolius Academy for Orphaned Owls. Now a mere owl slave to rulers seeking domination over all owl kingdoms, Soren is given a number and finds himself working in the Pelletorium, where brainwashed ("moon blinked") owls sort through stones for "flecks." Fortunately, Soren has an elf owl friend to help him get by, and the two begin clandestine flying lessons in the lair's library. Luckily, they narrowly escape a bloody battle, and with help from two more owl pals, Soren and Gylfie realize their mission to find the Great Tree of Ga'Hoole, warn its guardians of St. Aggie's plans, and "become part of this ancient kingdom of knights on silent wings that rose in the blackness to perform deeds of greatness."

With all the right elements -- a hero that's destined for greatness and the struggle between light and darkness -- Lasky's Guardians debut is a high-flying hoot. Soren's tale is suspenseful and riveting, and by the book's end, readers will even be impressed with how much they've learned about owls. Reminiscent of Brian Jacques's Redwall and Robin Jarvis's Deptford Mice, The Capture is bound to catch fantasy fans in its talons. Matt Warner

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780613674843
Publisher:
Demco Media
Publication date:
05/01/2003
Series:
Guardians of Ga'Hoole Series, #1
Edition description:
THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
806,838
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x (h) x (d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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The Capture (Guardians of Ga'Hoole Series #1) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 726 reviews.
TheLastBronzeDragon More than 1 year ago
The story line was awsome. With turns at every corner. It was thrilling awsome and puzzling at the same time. I loved it. Overall it was one of the best storylines I have read.
RoBarb More than 1 year ago
Great series of books! Although mostly written for teens, both my wife and I found them very captivating. Easy reading and good stories of good vs evil.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love how soren is so curious and never giving up kind of owl and I fell in love with the movie the first time that I watched it.
mccorp More than 1 year ago
I think this book is a great start to the world of owls. I'm sure tons of people will enjoy this series as well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great book. It is betterr than the movie version which is nothing at all like the books. For anyone who has seen the movie but not read the books, than i urge you to read the books. You will be glad you did.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The books were pretty good. I loved reading about owls, but the books feel a little rushed and theres not much detales in the fighting seens. The warrior seires i think are better, but its still fun reading this seires. I would say a ten year old could probily read these books with having bad dreams or anything. Whats funny, is that i find my self using the word "gizzard". I would recimend reading this seires.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the best series ever and I highly rcommend it. The story is heartbreaking and thrilling. There are cliff-hangers between books thatv justmakes you want to read more! READ THESE BOOKS!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kathryn Lasky has created a whole new world! Very good book! Espacially if you LOVE owls! Recomend it for ages 9 and up!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great and thrilling book. I loved it! Put me on the edge of my seat. Now, I am reading guardians off ga hoole books like crazy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You should read the entire series and try and look for things you would like in a book. Please don't just take my opinon for this take everybody's opinon. Just have fun with the books. Mabey ages 8+ or high reading levels. 5 stars -Owls101forever
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kathryn Lasky is a great writer, along with Rowling, Tolkien, and Erin Hunter. She is very unique for using owls. I would have never thought about writing a fantasy about owls. I love her series. If you like Owls of Ga'hoole, you'd like Wolves of the Beyond. I enjoyed both series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like owls and adventure. Should I buy?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Soren a young barn owl falls from his nest and is taken to a place far far away from his tree. He meets Gylfie and together they plan to escape. Soon a thought haunts Soren he had just fallen from a tree or had he? I loved this amazing story read it you will see
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sweet could no put it down for a minute
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A little slow in parts like the begining, so I would not recomend this book for young children under the age of nine. But overall, this book is realy great, so I personally recomend this story for pople who love adventure, mystery, scandal, and most importantly, OWL'S!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Omg i love owls this is a awesome book i give this A MILLION STARS just like all the other books in the ga hoole series !!!!!!!!!!!!
orangecrush More than 1 year ago
Book Review The book The Capture from the Owls Of Ga'hoole sires is a pretty good book. It is the first of 15 but there are also 2 other books so it's kind of like 17. All of the books are short(little over 200 pages). The books are a little more in detail (with the blood and stuff) than the movie. That's because we all know how important the pg. rating is. The Capture is a lot of like the first half of the movie(the whole movie is the first 3 books) it is the same all the way until a short time after they escape. Those of you who liked twilight's little guitar thing so sorry he dose not have it through the whole thing. Like this one all the books are very in depth and you may not want to put them down. The author wrote all of the books in 3rd person. i loved these book and I loved the seris so get reading :). -seth p.s. the moon blinking is so much different and you will never guess who metal beak is in the books
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These books are great. I wasnt sure if they would be some kind of weird fantasy thing, but they vturned out to be totally awesome! I think fans of the Lion King would like these books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jst finished reading it and i loved it!! ;D
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is awesome plz read it it is also related to wolfs of the beond:) so plz read it about a wolf named Faolan:)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Firestar!!!!!!!!!! I love the warriors books. Oh and this was a great book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was terrible absolutly remarkable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a childrens' masterpeice that is sure to grasp the attention of the most reluctant readers. I, at the age of 12, have read this series over and over again and the plot never gets old! I would strongly reccomend this book/series to anyone over the age of 8 with a taste for fantasy and adventure! SATISFACTION GUARANTEED! -Massefras!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think that this book would be good for you. I am 12 and i love the series. :) I don't think it is too kid-ish at all. It is much different from the movie. =) Hope this helps!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a big owl fan so I read this book ad I really liked it. I would definitly recommend this book to anyone who likes fantasy and adventure books. You also learn facts about the different kinds of owls that come into the story. It tells how big each owl is and their colors.