The Rescue (Guardians of Ga'Hoole Series #3)

The Rescue (Guardians of Ga'Hoole Series #3)

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by Kathryn Lasky
     
 

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Now that Soren has been reunited with his sister, Eglantine, he must face his next challenge: making sense of the mysterious disappearance of his mentor, Ezylryb. When Soren discovers that Ezylryb is in danger, he and his friends Gylfie, Twilight, and Digger devise a plan to save the beloved teacher. In this process, Soren must fight a ferocious foe who wears a

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Now that Soren has been reunited with his sister, Eglantine, he must face his next challenge: making sense of the mysterious disappearance of his mentor, Ezylryb. When Soren discovers that Ezylryb is in danger, he and his friends Gylfie, Twilight, and Digger devise a plan to save the beloved teacher. In this process, Soren must fight a ferocious foe who wears a terrifying metal beak, sharpened for battle. It's not until the confrontation is over that Soren discovers the true identity of his opponent. The metal beaked warrior is Soren's evil brother, Kludd.

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Voice of Youth Advocates
(June 1, 2004; 0-439-40559-9)

In the third installment of the Guardians of Ga'hoole series, barn owl protagonist Soren and his friends Gylfie, Digger, and Twilight, along with new comrades Martin and Otulissa, decide to save Ezylryb, a beloved teacher who has gone missing. In the process, the young owls' investigations yield information on owl history. They discover the truth about the northern owl wars, the past of both Ezylryb and a rogue smith that they meet in an obscure area of nearby woods, and finally the identity of the evil owl who is behind both the mysterious death of another owl smith and the suffering of Soren's sister, Eglantine. The open end leaves the story set for a fourth volume. Sound characterization, a well-developed setting, and fast pacing compensate for the predictable plot. Fans of the series will be standing in line for the next installment, and readers with a penchant for animal fantasies will be engaged by this nice lead-in to the more complex tomes of Brian Jaques's Redwall series and Avi's Poppy books.-Ann Welton.

Children's Literature
This book, the third in the series called "Guardians of Ga' Hoole," begins with the owls learning from their leader, Ezlyryb, how to navigate through weather. Each group of owls in the kingdom of Ga' Hoole performs a different task to keep the community running. The group that this book focuses on performs reconnaissance missions related to weather and also does rescues when an owl is lost or hurt. Suddenly, the group's leader, Ezylryb, goes missing, leaving the young owls alone to find him. While looking for his mentor, Soren, the narrator, must also try to understand an ominous warning from the scrooms (ghosts) of his parents. In this work of animal fantasy, Lasky develops her characters well, although, because of the number characters, readers may have difficulty following the plot. The plot also moves swiftly. To stay engaged, readers must think. For the reader who loves fantasy and action, this book is a must. 2004, Scholastic Inc, Ages 9 to 12.
—Jennifer Jaynes
VOYA
In the third installment of the Guardians of Ga'hoole series, barn owl protagonist Soren and his friends Gylfie, Digger, and Twilight, along with new comrades Martin and Otulissa, decide to save Ezylryb, a beloved teacher who has gone missing. In the process, the young owls' investigations yield information on owl history. They discover the truth about the northern owl wars, the past of both Ezylryb and a rogue smith that they meet in an obscure area of nearby woods, and finally the identity of the evil owl who is behind both the mysterious death of another owl smith and the suffering of Soren's sister, Eglantine. The open end leaves the story set for a fourth volume. Sound characterization, a well-developed setting, and fast pacing compensate for the predictable plot. Fans of the series will be standing in line for the next installment, and readers with a penchant for animal fantasies will be engaged by this nice lead-in to the more complex tomes of Brian Jaques's Redwall series and Avi's Poppy books. VOYA Codes 3Q 3P M (Readable without serious defects; Will appeal with pushing; Middle School, defined as grades 6 to 8). 2003, Scholastic, 198p., Trade pb. Ages 11 to 14.
—Ann Welton

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780439405591
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
12/03/2003
Series:
Guardians of Ga'Hoole Series, #3
Edition description:
Media Tie
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
61,508
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 7.63(h) x 0.58(d)
Lexile:
850L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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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Rescue (Guardians of Ga'Hoole Series #3) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 202 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a very intriguing series that engages the reader and makes you want to get the next book to see what happens to the various characters. I read this book to my 9 year old and six year old at bed time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is so so so good!!! It will keep you guessing! Eglantine tells Soren more about The Place. You will really want to know who Metal Beak is, and when you do, you will be shocked beyond belief!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lasky does a fenominal job writing this book. She always brings joy and tears to all of her books. The fact that she did it from Soren view is all the more interesting. Zozo
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I gaven't even finished the book and it is amazing!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the best book ever!
Dana Frye More than 1 year ago
you are so wrong you must not like a classic good nook. by the way i am 10 ad love this series.so believe me. this book is very good and i think you should try it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read the whole series and this was my favorite book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book. Clan people go away. They should only let you post once so all you clan people stop using this as a chat room.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful, Amzing, Awsome,
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There is a big suprise in this book! Read it now to find out what it is because I am not telling!
Guest More than 1 year ago
My son loved the movie and started reading the books. He loves them!! Perfect for his age and wonderful stories!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book is great. I love it. Half the time I can't stop reading it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
can't wait to read the rest of the series.
courtney lefebure More than 1 year ago
This book is great for children 10-13 trist me I couldn't stop reading the book Courtney
Jakobf More than 1 year ago
The first 4 are very good, but it gets boring near the middle of the fifth 1. The 1 on the cover is kludd, who turns into... Well, I;ll let the other reviewers spoil it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an awsome book in the seris woth soren again if you are a fan of this seris you woll love this one
Conner Mundy More than 1 year ago
The movie is great but the book is way different but is still good!
Dan-Klodia More than 1 year ago
This series is by far one of the best I've ever read. The books are much, much better than the movie. It's amazing how in-depth Kathryn goes to explain the life styles and beliefs of the owls. Also, I love the loose connection she put between the owls and the Others (humans). It lets the readers somewhat connect to the owls themselves, in a way. In general, these books will never bore their readers. The story is always flowing. I never really liked reading very much until I picked up the first book in this series. Now, it's uncommon to see me without my nose poked into Guardians of Ga'Hoole.
Scot64 More than 1 year ago
If you love books that are full of exciting adventures than this is a great sires for most ages. I would say about sixteen and up. It gets a little graphic for the younger kids.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is truly a great book to read any day or time. Most everyone in my grade loves this series of books. I think it is five star thrilling and very interesting.
Serena Walker More than 1 year ago
I did like these books they were prety good intill they all got drunk it went on and on and on so i quit reding it
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was just one event after another, the next each better than the last.
Guest More than 1 year ago
One of the best! The action is awesome, and the description is wonderful.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book so good it had alot of action i like when soren finds out who metal beak is and relizied he has to kill him or he gets killed first.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was never boring. I was surprised a few times in this book, with many twists and turns. So many times i was on the edge of my seat trying to guess what was next. I loved it. I can't wait to read the next one.