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The Capture (Guardians of Ga'Hoole, Bk 1)
The Capture - Guardians of Ga'Hoole, Bk 1
Author: Kathryn Lasky
In the first book in the GUARDIANS series, the reader is introduced to Soren, a barn owl and the centerpiece of the series. When Soren is pushed from his family's nest by his older brother, he is rescued from certain death on the forest floor by agents from a mysterious school for orphaned owls, St. Aggie's. When Soren arrives at St. Agg...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780439405577
ISBN-10: 0439405572
Publication Date: 6/1/2003
Pages: 240
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 109 ratings
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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reviewed The Capture (Guardians of Ga'Hoole, Bk 1) on + 90 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
Book one of an eight book series about the Owl Gaurdians of GaHoole. Although fiction there is a great deal of information about different kinds of owls. The author has a great imagination! Suitable for Young Adult readers.
StacyFreeElf avatar reviewed The Capture (Guardians of Ga'Hoole, Bk 1) on
Helpful Score: 4
Great series my 11 yr old son loves them and I have to admit I do as well. Very well written with a lot of real info about owls.
reviewed The Capture (Guardians of Ga'Hoole, Bk 1) on + 2 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
In true fantasy fashion, Lasky has spun a tale that is simple enough for young readers to grasp, yet intricate enough to not belittle them. As an adult, I found that there is plenty to keep me engaged, and I look forward to the next book. I think parents will approve of the message, as good morals are taught, friendship is rewarded, and respect for elders, traditions, and ingenuity win the day, or night, as the case is! Well written, carefully crafted, and exciting word usage helps with the flow of the tale. It seems obvious that she did a great deal of study of owls, and has inspired me to do so, as well! I am off to find out about "Elf Owls," so happy reading.
reviewed The Capture (Guardians of Ga'Hoole, Bk 1) on + 19 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
My 9 year old (at the time) and I read this book together for a homeschool book group we belonged to. It was wonderful. A very intriguing story line with lots of fascinating details about owls. It was one of the few books we found that was equally popular among boys, girls, and parents.
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Helpful Score: 1
A wonderful Intersesting book that pre-teens will enjoy
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reviewed The Capture (Guardians of Ga'Hoole, Bk 1) on + 10 more book reviews
My granddaughter has yet to put this book down before she finished it. It is a wonderful series and lets kids believe in something and themselves when it comes to the "hard stuff."
reviewed The Capture (Guardians of Ga'Hoole, Bk 1) on + 1546 more book reviews
This is the book that started it all, the first book of the Guardians of Ga'hoole; a quest novel, a growing-up novel, a mystery novel. Imaginative and intriguing, just right for YA reading. As an additional bonus, the author also displays considerable knowledge of actual owl habits and natural history.

From back cover: Soren is born in the forest of Tyto, a tranquil kingdom where the Barn Owls dwell. But evil lurks in the owl world, evil that threatens to shatter Tyto's peace and change the course of Soren's life forever.
Soren is captured and taken to a dark and forbidding canyon. It's called an orphanage, but Soren believes it's something far worse. He and his friend Gylfie know that the only way out is up. To escape, they will need to do something they have never done before--fly.
And so begins a magical journey. Along the way, Soren and Gylfie meet Twilight and Digger. The four owls band together to seek the truth and protect the owl world from unimaginable danger.
PurpleZebra avatar reviewed The Capture (Guardians of Ga'Hoole, Bk 1) on + 6 more book reviews
This book is a terrific book, I read the first and second and then I couldn't stop from reading the other books. I am almost done the third one "The Rescue" so far it is sooo good!!!!!!


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