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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, This is the first in the series.
A fast-paced story about two orphaned owls who have human characteristics, yet their actions and culture reflect the author's research into owl behaviors and species. Ages 9-14.
When Soren, a barn owl, arrives at St. Aggie's, a school for orphaned owls, he suspects trouble and with his new friend, a clever elf owl named Gylfie, embarks on a perilous journey to save all owls from the danger at St. Aggie's. First book in the Guardians of Ga'Hoole series.
When Soren the barn owl 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. Aggie's, he suspects there is more to the school than meets the eye. He ... Read More »
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AgeAdd Age Suitability
violet_spider_40 thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over
black_deer_33 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 16
justymyappy thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 7 and 21
violet_tiger_248 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over
DaveTheMedic thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 99
QuotesAdd a Quote
"Legends were not only for the desperate. Legends were for the brave."
'"You can stand in my shadow but it's not exactly as if I can stand in yours-you're a midget....Indeed there is a society, the Small Owl Society-SOS- and its charter to prevent cruel and tasteless remarks concerning size."'
'"...their purpose was to right all wrongs, to make strong the weak, mend the broken, vanquish the proud, and make powerless those who abused the frail."'
"A legend, Kludd, is a story you begin to feel in your gizzard and then over time it becomes true in your heart. And perhaps makes you a better owl."
"This is awful! Is this what is going to happen to us?"
"Fly, my children. Fly!"
SummaryAdd a Summary
Two owls are captured by other owls from a horrible place called St. Aegolius Academy for Orphaned Owls. At "St. Aggie's," as this place is called for short, they moon-blink owls and don't allow questions. Will the two owls be able to escape? And if so, how will they manage without being caught?
NoticesAdd a Notice
Frightening or Intense Scenes: Although this book doesn't have much that would be unsuitable for a younger audience, (other than the ending section) later books feature some blood and death scenes. Seems a little bit heavy for this light beginning. Most of the books are fine however, and if you can live through one or two violent scenes then this book/series is for you.