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The Journey (Guardians of Ga'Hoole Series #2)

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The second book in the GUARDIANS OF GA'HOOLE series continues this classic hero mythology about the battle between good and evil. This book chronicles Soren's quest for nobility.

In the second book in the GUARDIANS OF GA'HOOLE series, Soren, Gylfie, Twilight, and Digger travel to the Great Ga'Hoole Tree, a mythical place where an order of owls rises each night to perform noble deeds. Soren and his group are seeking help to fight the evil they discovered in the owl world (in ...

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Overview


The second book in the GUARDIANS OF GA'HOOLE series continues this classic hero mythology about the battle between good and evil. This book chronicles Soren's quest for nobility.

In the second book in the GUARDIANS OF GA'HOOLE series, Soren, Gylfie, Twilight, and Digger travel to the Great Ga'Hoole Tree, a mythical place where an order of owls rises each night to perform noble deeds. Soren and his group are seeking help to fight the evil they discovered in the owl world (in GUARDIANS #1). After a harrowing journey, they arrive at the Great Ga'Hoole Tree and learn they will need to stay to receive training from the Ga'Hoolian elders. During his time at the Great Ga'Hoole Tree, Soren finds (and then loses) a great mentor and he is reunited with his beloved sister.

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VOYA
The second book in the Guardians of Ga'Hoole series picks up where the first book, The Capture (Scholastic, 2003/VOYA December 2003), left off. Having escaped from the horrible St. Aegolius Academy for Orphaned Owls, Soren and his friend Gylfie team up with Twilight and Digger, two owls also orphaned early in life. All are determined to find the mythical Great Ga'Hoole Tree where they believe they will find a race of warrior owls who will help battle the evil that threatens the owl kingdoms. As they make their way toward the Sea of Hoolemere and their goal, they meet up with Soren's former nurse snake, Mrs. Plithiver, as well as a family of helpful puffins and a Barred Owl of age and wisdom, who with his dying breath warns the young foursome about a force worse than St. Aggie's. They carry this fear within them, even after they locate the Great Ga'Hoole tree, are taken in, and set to various courses of study in the vast school. The rescue of Soren's deeply troubled younger sister caps a book hallmarked by adventure, mystery, and some pretty terrible poetry put forward as owl songs. The world building is excellent, with a few intriguing hints that it might take place on a post-Holocaust Earth, and the characterization is solid. The owls are unique and complex, with conflicting feelings and just the right mix of seriousness and fun. Middle school readers with a taste for animal fantasy and predictable, although interesting plots will appreciate this second installment in the series, and anticipate the third volume that the ending so clearly anticipates. VOYA Codes: 3Q 3P M J (Readable without serious defects; Will appeal with pushing; Middle School, defined as grades 6 to 8; Junior High,defined as grades 7 to 9). 2003, Scholastic, 244p., Trade pb. Ages 11 to 15.
—Ann Welton
School Library Journal
Gr 4-8-In this second book in the series, Soren and his band of owls have escaped the St. Aegolius Academy for Orphaned Owls and go in search of the mythical Great Ga'Hoole Tree. When they finally arrive at the tree, they find themselves in a Hogwarts-like school where owls are divided into "chaws," or small teams, that focus on particular skills such as navigation or search and rescue. By the end of the book, Soren has learned the fate of his lost sister, discovered that he has some unique powers, and has lost his new mentor, leaving things wide open for the next installment. The story flows nicely and has a certain appeal that carries readers along, despite the sometimes-jarring addition of unnecessary owl poetry. Lasky's fully realized world is full of traditions based on the actual habits of owls, but this is still a world in which owls can read and write. Fantasy readers will enjoy the adventure, but the book will appeal mainly to fans of the first volume in the series.-Tim Wadham, Maricopa County Library District, Phoenix, AZ Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756915858
  • Publisher: Perfection Learning Corporation
  • Publication date: 9/28/2003
  • Series: Guardians of Ga'Hoole Series , #2
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 244
  • Sales rank: 963,991
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 7.75 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author


Kathryn Lasky is the Newbery Honor-winning author of over one hundred books for children and young adults. Her beloved Guardians of Ga’Hoole fantasy series has sold more than 4 million copies, and she is the author of the Daughters of the Sea series, the Wolves of the Beyond series, as well as A TIME FOR COURAGE and other Dear America titles. Kathryn has also written a number of critically acclaimed nonfiction titles, such as BEYOND THE BURNING TIME and TRUE NORTH. She lives with her husband in Cambridge, MA.
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Average Rating 4.5
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  • Posted December 19, 2011

    The Journey

    I thought this was a pretty good book. I read the first one and I had to continue. This book is when Soren, Gylfie, Twilight and Digger journey to the Great Ga'Hoole Tree (the journey there is quite remarkable). They also get picked for certain chaws at the Tree, and at the end of the book Eglantine gets found and Ezlyrb goes missing. The third book, "The Rescue", is supposed to be about finding Ezlyrb and rescuing him.

    11 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 16, 2012

    This is a really fun series. So far, I have been very impressed

    This is a really fun series. So far, I have been very impressed. It is original, unique, and completely different from anything else out there right now. I can see why it is a best selling series.

    The Journey did not have as much action or bloodshed as book #1, The Capture, but it did not take away from the story at all. There was a lot of mystery and intrigue going on as the owls try to piece together bits of information.

    They spend some time traveling, and learn some valuable things along the way. Then they reach the Great Ga'Hoole Tree and are welcomed with open wings. The four owls fit into life there easily as they learn more about how to be honest, courageous, and brave. There was something very Harry Potter-esque about that part of the book (and I mean that in a good way).

    Lasky has a knack for coming up with entertaining words and names for things that would matter to an owl. Who knew there was so much involved in flying? We finally learn what the mysterious "flecks" are from the first book, and we discover the fate of Soren's younger sister, Eglantine. There are new owls to love and new ones to be irritated with. Not many new enemies are made in this book, but plenty of owls loaded with character come into the picture.

    The Cover: I love the cover. It shows this book for exactly what it is, an adventure told from the viewpoint of an owl. The illustrated cover also lends itself to appealing to young readers. I was happy to see Soren on the cover this time.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2012

    A good book

    I can read this book over and over again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    OH wait didI say can? I mean I do read this book over and over again. I just love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    AWSOME BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 19, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Satisfying Sequel

    After 'Guardians of Ga'Hoole: The Capture', I felt in anticipation this book may be disappointing. My anxiety on this subject died away when I began reading 'The Journey'.
    One of the best things about the book was the characters. They were much the same as I had left them in the first book, and then the characters of the owls began to grow. Not only were they distinctive by their personalities, but Kathryn Lasky let the difference in the characters clash humorously. I laughed while reading.
    Disappointingly, I could not find a lesson embedded within.
    All in all, it was an enjoyable book with near equal ups and downs.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2008

    I LOVE OWLS!!!!!!!!

    I am so happy Soren found his sister Elegantine. Keep reading the whole series! I am on the third book and I love the books I've read. Know I want to read all the books the author has wrote!!!!!!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2013

    Wonderful!!

    Great book, great series!! =)

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2013

    Loved It Loved It

    I just got done reading the first book and it's incredible.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2013

    Charley

    This book sounds facinating. Intracite and delightful. Little owl, big words

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2012

    Grat book deserves 10000000000000000000000000000000000000

    Stars plus 100000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000009999999999999999999999999999999 stars loved every part of it but my preferd auther is Rick Rioridan best auther alive next Suzane Collins last Every body loves the diary of the kid series Jeff Kinney

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2012

    AWSOME

    I love it!!!!!!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2012

    Great!!!

    This was a great book

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2007

    Outstanding Owls!

    Yep, this is a 5 star book I recommend to read. Once you pick up the book, you can not put it down until you have read it.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2013

    Great book

    Go to youtube and look up take to the sky it is all about the book series and the song is on the dvd

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2013

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    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2013

    Let's go Guardians of Ga'hoole!

    SOREN IS TOTALLY AWESOME! SO IS GYLFIE! WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

    -Sylveon

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2013

    Landen clay likes all of searys of Ga'Hoole

    I love this book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!do you?

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 4, 2011

    SSSSSSSSSSOOOOOOOOOGGGGGGGGGOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOODDDDDDDDDDD!!!!!!!!

    best seires ever!if you like this READ WARRIORS!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2003

    the best book ever

    this book is so great I read the first one and when I finished i bought the seccond one and read it in 2 days. I can wait for the third one.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2014

    To SEA

    An interesting part 7

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2014

    The Calm Before the Storm~44

    Thank you review below me. I think it was an okay part. It wasn't my best. Next part at Guardians of Ga'hoole series #3: The Rescue. This part will be in hmm... l'm gonna switch it up a little. This part will be in Max's pov. If you don't remember Max, he is a Roman. ~~~~~~ We had been tracking those dreaded Greeks and the traitors for a while now. Skyler would usally shapeshift into a sparrow and fly ahead to look for them. No such luck. Kim was still angry about that son of Athena making fun of her father, Cupid. Of course, Kim was nothing like the daughter of love. More like the daughter of hate or...or dispair. Carson was in his nautral state. He was always alone somewhere, leaning againest a tree or something. Skyler came back from one of her flights, one day, and called a meeting." I was thinking," she started," why look for the Greeks when they are headed straight to their deaths when we can attack their precious camp." We leaned in closer." The camp must have a protective bordor, like our camp. So if we are demigods we can just sneak in. We can pretend to by unclaimed demigods and get into camp. We destroy it from the inside, starting with their precious trainer, Chiron." Carson nodded," l like it. But what about the traitors: Kolby, Simon, Amber, Jordon, and Elle. They deserve to die." Skyler smiled, evily," Oh don't worry. They'll get whats coming to them. I garrantee it!" ~~~~ Sorry if its so short. I'll write another part later. SEA

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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