The Capture (Guardians Of Ga'hoole, Book One)


Pushed out of the nest when just a young barn owl, Soren is kidnapped and taken to the mysterious, St. Aegolius Academy for Orphaned Owls. Soren and his new acquaintance, Gylfie fight against evil that threatens all of the owl Kingdoms.

Reader Enjoyment Factors:

This book inspires the reader to never take anything at face value, to always question when something seems amiss, and to follow your heart and your own values, despite all odds.

Content Awareness Factors:


Young Reader Reaction

There is lots of excitement and action in this book. Who would have thought that a book with owls as the main characters would be exciting, but it is. I couldn’t put it down and couldn’t wait to dive into the next one in the series.

Parent Reaction

What a marvelous read! This is a creative and imaginative piece of work that weaves the behaviors and characteristics of owls into a wonderful work of fiction. I haven’t read something that has caused me to want to run out and get the next book since I started the Harry Potter series. This book is inspiring, uplifting, and will captivate readers. This is a must read for anyone wanting to read brilliance at its best.

Type of Book:
Gylfie and Soren begin a destiny that unfolds in a series of young reader books that will leave the reader wanting more!
Educational Themes:

If simply read for learning about owls, children will benefit from the significant research on their behaviors and characteristics. Still, there is plenty to explore on the themes of perseverence, family, courage, valor, self-esteem and trust.

Reading Level:
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
10 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
8 to 12
Age of child:
Read by an 11-year-old girl.
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy. If you can’t buy it, then borrow it from a public or school library. This is a must-read and would be a wonderful book to buy and pass down to siblings as they reach middle-level reading.

Title The Capture

Guardians Of Ga'hoole, Book 1

Author Kathryn Lasky
Publisher Scholastic Inc. © 2003
ISBN 0439405572
Material Hard Cover
Cost $4.99
Genres Adventure, Nature, Fantasy
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