Monday, September 12, 2011

Bibliophile's Corner

Guardians of Ga'Hoole
The Capture
by Kathryn Lasky

Flap Copy description:
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 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.

My thoughts:
Kathryn Lasky's, The Capture, is the first book in her Guardians of Ga'Hoole Series. In this first installment we are introduced to a quartet of quirky owls that band together to help save the magical and whimsical owl world. Ms. Lasky's writing is both beautiful and authentic. She is somewhat of an expert on owls having done extensive research on the birds and their behaviors - her knowledge is wonderfully woven into the text of this animal fantasy. I would highly recommend this book to all young readers.

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