The Shattering (Guardians of Ga'Hoole Series #5) [NOOK Book]

Overview

In the fifth book in this series, the war between an evil group led by Soren's brother, Kludd, and the owls of the Great Ga'Hoole Tree rages on.

In the midst of war, Eglantine unwittingly becomes a spy for Kludd, leader of the Pure Ones (a group of evil owls). She is brainwashed by an owl sent by the Pure Ones to infiltrate the Great Ga'Hoole Tree. Her odd behavior eventually attracts attention, and Soren and his friends vow to find out what's...
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The Shattering (Guardians of Ga'Hoole Series #5)

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Overview

In the fifth book in this series, the war between an evil group led by Soren's brother, Kludd, and the owls of the Great Ga'Hoole Tree rages on.

In the midst of war, Eglantine unwittingly becomes a spy for Kludd, leader of the Pure Ones (a group of evil owls). She is brainwashed by an owl sent by the Pure Ones to infiltrate the Great Ga'Hoole Tree. Her odd behavior eventually attracts attention, and Soren and his friends vow to find out what's wrong with Eglantine. They ultimately learn what happened and help her reverse the effects of the brainwashing.

Kludd continues to battle against the Guardians of Ga'Hoole for control of their tree. In the end, Kludd and his forces are defeated. But his conflict with Soren is not yet over.

"Soren's sister, Eglantine, si falling under the spell of a strange nightly dream. Then, just as Soren notices her trancelike state, Eglantine disappears, and the dreams become a deadly waking nightmare that puts the Great Tree of Ga'Hoole in terrible danger"--P. [4] of cover.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Feminine relations are the key to this fifth title in the "Guardians of Ga'Hoole" series. In this novel, the focus is on the character of Eglantine, rather than on her older brother Soren as in the previous novels, as the author explores the relationships between nature versus nurture, the mirroring effect of a substitute mother, female best friends, the role of the female warrior in owl society and the difficulty Otulissa has in forgiving her female nemesis Dewlap. In this story, Eglantine has been having strange dreams, which make her yearn for her deceased parents. Her refusal to accept their deaths makes her vulnerable to manipulation. Meanwhile, the rest of the owls of the Ga'Hoole tree having repelled one attack by the Pure Ones, which was led by Soren and Eglantine's evil brother Kludd, are trying to strategize on how to prevent another attack. Readers new to the series may find Lasky's immediate immersion in the story disconcerting, as there is a great deal of vocabulary and plot history to understand. However, the fantasy's strong believability and fascinating plot make this series a must-read for fantasy-lovers. 2004, Scholastic Inc, Ages 8 to 12.
—Laura Ruttig
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780545283366
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/1/2010
  • Series: Guardians of Ga'Hoole Series , #5
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 55,511
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • File size: 836 KB

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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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted March 4, 2011

    This book left me shattered in a good way.

    I loved this book so much! It always had something new with Eglentine. First she was dreaming about her mom. Suddenly she is flying to meet her, or is she? Read the book to find out.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2013

    Great book

    In the begining it was sort of boring but it got intesting more in the middle parts. Also poor Primrose

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2012

    One of the best!

    This book is one of the best in the series! It is action - packed and full of suprizes! This is a must read!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 20, 2011

    The best book I ever read.

    Every new book of Guardians of Ga'Hoole is brand new adventure. In this book Soren isn't the mane, his sister Eglintine is the mane charcter. Eglintine has been having dreams of her mom. Every night she had been training to fly to the treacherous territory known as the Beaks. One day she and Ginger flew to the Beaks. When Egglintine finds her mom she visited her every night. when Primose notices that Egg. leaves she follows her. Egglintine later finds out that her mumu was not her mum it was Nyra, mate of Soren's older brother Kludd. Egglintine and Primose find Nyra's egg and uses the egg for power. when the chaw of chaws finds them Nyra starts attacking them all.Nyra chases Egglintine when she droppes the egg. Then when the egg broke Nyra went yeep. When they all return to the great tree they are to go to the nothern kingdoms.

    4 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2004

    I love the Gaurdians of Gahoole!

    I love these books! I can't wait until the sixth one comes out!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2012

    Wonderful

    My sister loved them and now im on the couch reading them u need to read them :)

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 21, 2014

    Great and suspenseful

    Im a 9 year old reader of this series, and if you like books 1-4 you will also like this. It is very adventurous and full of surprises, like what happens to Eglantine. It has to do with Eglantine's dreams. You'll love this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2014

    Love it

    Full of adventure. Eglantine is brainwashed by a strang owl. Because she is brianwahed, this owl has total control over Eglantine, making Eggie think the owl is her mother. Soren relizes Eggie is not herself, and decides to try to help her.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2014

    Whereis the next griffen feathers book.

    Tell me!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2014

    How to spell idiot

    P-U-R-E O-N-E-S Another way:T-H-E S-T-R-I-G-A(You'll find out why if you keep reading the seires)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2014

    To GF

    Where did you go?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2014

    Stopp please

    People we want to know if the book is good not to know the whole story good book though

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2013

    Eglantine

    I wish she would of bought the egg to the great gahoole tree!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2013

    I love it!

    It's suspenseful. Can you believe it?! Nyra got Eglantine to think she was her mom! All because Eglantine's nest had flecks in it! -Sylveon

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2013

    Ga'hoole

    I think this is one of my favorite books in the entire series. It's mostly about my favorite character in the series,Eglantine. Tied with her is Coryn , he is not in the book series yet. They are both caring and are related. Eglatine is Coryn's aunt. In this book, Eglantine is tricked into thinking that Nyra is her mother( Nyra is Coryn's mother) spys for the Prue Ones. But she doesn't mean to. To learn more about the The Shattering ,for crying out loud read the book!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 21, 2013

    This was a very wonderful book. I love the world of Ga'hoole and

    This was a very wonderful book. I love the world of Ga'hoole and even though I read wolves of the beyond before I started reading this series I still find it wonderful and I can't wait to read about King Hoole and his life story <3

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2013

    Yay!

    Great !!!!!!!!¿

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2013

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2012

    I

    I

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2012

    Gold claw

    I got mawled by a bear and was rescued by a wolf. My wing is broken and i cant fly.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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