The Shattering (Guardians of Ga'Hoole Series #5)

The Shattering (Guardians of Ga'Hoole Series #5)

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by Kathryn Lasky
     
 

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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

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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.

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756930417
Publisher:
Perfection Learning Corporation
Publication date:
08/28/2004
Series:
Guardians of Ga'Hoole Series, #5
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
808,804
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
9 - 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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The Shattering (Guardians of Ga'Hoole Series #5) 4.5 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 188 reviews.
Marilyn Voss More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In the begining it was sort of boring but it got intesting more in the middle parts. Also poor Primrose
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is one of the best in the series! It is action - packed and full of suprizes! This is a must read!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love these books! I can't wait until the sixth one comes out!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wish she would of bought the egg to the great gahoole tree!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My sister loved them and now im on the couch reading them u need to read them :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
You know, I didn't even read the other books. I read this first. I'm definitely gonna read more...I loved it when Eglantine finally realized that her mom wasn't her mom...eh, you get the idea...I'm sorry for all Warrior Cat book lovers, but its too addictive and transformed (literally, she spends hours making fake claws) my friend into a cat. Sorry, and I like this book. Gonna read the rest of the series!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was awesome! I loved how Eglantine had those dreams about her mum and da and how she kept flying there to see them, but then it totally flips on who that is..! I CANT WAIT TO READ THE BURNING! It looks like a great book! I love the Guardians of Ga'hoole!
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It is at The Demigod Diares or Files and nice part ~ Jackel
Elisabeth-B More than 1 year ago
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 More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
People we want to know if the book is good not to know the whole story good book though
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So good. Eglantine is a very good owl. I like Eglantine. But it is so sad that she let go of an egg. To bad. I think it needs to be a lityle longer. You need it.
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