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Format:
Title:
The journey
ISBN:
9780439405584

9781424218332

9780329339920

9781413131178

9781439520147

9780756915858

9780613721356
Publication Information:
New York : Scholastic, ©2003.
Physical Description:
244 pages : illustrations, map ; 20 cm.
Series title(s):
Number in series:
bk. 2.
Contents:
The Great Ga'Hoole tree is a mythic place where Soren, Gylfie, Twilight and Digger seek to find the means to fight the evil that infects the kngdom. There they will be tested in ways they never dreamed, but there they can learn to become true Ga'Hoolian owls -- brave, wise, honest, true.
Summary:
The Great Ga'Hoole tree is a mythic place where Soren, Gylfie, Twilight and Digger seek to find the means to fight the evil that infects the kngdom. There they will be tested in ways they never dreamed, but there they can learn to become true Ga'Hoolian owls--brave, wise, honest, true.
Reading Level:
750 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader Grades 5-8 5.1 7 Quiz 71435 English fiction, vocabulary quiz available.

Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.1 7 71435.
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Lasky
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J Guardians of Ga'Hoole v.2
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Summary

Summary

The second book in the GUARDIANS OF GA'HOOLE series continues this classic hero mythology about the battle between good and evil. This book chronicles Soren's quest for nobility.

In the second book in the GUARDIANS OF GA'HOOLE series, Soren, Gylfie, Twilight, and Digger travel to the Great Ga'Hoole Tree, a mythical place where an order of owls rises each night to perform noble deeds. Soren and his group are seeking help to fight the evil they discovered in the owl world (in GUARDIANS #1). After a harrowing journey, they arrive at the Great Ga'Hoole Tree and learn they will need to stay to receive training from the Ga'Hoolian elders. During his time at the Great Ga'Hoole Tree, Soren finds (and then loses) a great mentor and he is reunited with his beloved sister.


Author Notes

Kathryn Lasky was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on June 24, 1944, and knew she wanted to be a writer from the time she was ten. She majored in English in college and after graduation wrote for various magazines and taught. Her first book, I Have Four Names for My Grandfather, was published while she was teaching.

She has written more than seventy books for children and young adults on everything from historical fiction to picture books and nonfiction books including the Dear America books and the Guardians of Ga'Hoole series. Many of her books are illustrated with photographs by her husband, Christopher Knight. She has received many awards for her titles including Sugaring Time which was a Newberry Honor Book; The Night Journey which won the National Jewish Book Award for Children; Pageant which was an ALA Notable Children's book; and Beyond the Burning Time which was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. She has also received the Washington Post's Children's Book Guild Award for her contribution to children's nonfiction. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 1

School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-8-In this second book in the series, Soren and his band of owls have escaped the St. Aegolius Academy for Orphaned Owls and go in search of the mythical Great Ga'Hoole Tree. When they finally arrive at the tree, they find themselves in a Hogwarts-like school where owls are divided into "chaws," or small teams, that focus on particular skills such as navigation or search and rescue. By the end of the book, Soren has learned the fate of his lost sister, discovered that he has some unique powers, and has lost his new mentor, leaving things wide open for the next installment. The story flows nicely and has a certain appeal that carries readers along, despite the sometimes-jarring addition of unnecessary owl poetry. Lasky's fully realized world is full of traditions based on the actual habits of owls, but this is still a world in which owls can read and write. Fantasy readers will enjoy the adventure, but the book will appeal mainly to fans of the first volume in the series.-Tim Wadham, Maricopa County Library District, Phoenix, AZ (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.