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The Capture

Lasky, Kathryn (Book - 2010 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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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.
Authors: Lasky, Kathryn
Title: The capture
Publisher: New York : Scholastic, 2010, c2003
Characteristics: 222 p. :,ill., map ;,20 cm
Statement of Responsibility: by Kathryn Lasky
Notes: "Now the major motion picture, Legends of the guardians, the owls of Ga'Hoole."
Summary: 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.
ISBN: 9780545253062
0545253063
Branch Call Number: y LASKY 2010
Subject Headings: Owls Juvenile fiction Gylfie (Fictitious character) Juvenile fiction Tyto (Imaginary place) Juvenile fiction Soren (Fictitious character) Juvenile fiction
Genre/Form: Fantasy fiction
Topical Term: Owls
Gylfie (Fictitious character)
Tyto (Imaginary place)
Soren (Fictitious character)
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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.


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Jul 11, 2014
  • sfogs rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Yeah! A series of books about OWLS!!!!

Jul 09, 2014
  • GreyGriffins rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

love the part soren and Gylfie can pretend they're perfect moon blinking

Apr 16, 2014
  • DancesWithBooks rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

It is a storybook about owls. The main character is Soren, a good barn owl. This book is about evil verses good. Soren and his friends, Gylfie, Twylight and Digger, work together to fight the bad owls.
I liked this book a lot.

Jan 22, 2014
  • Doctor_10101 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Loved the characters and the world Lasky has created in this series!

Sep 24, 2013
  • lmrbeck rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Great book, enthralling. The story is a little violent and gruesome for 8 year olds, not to mention dark and depressing, though. We'll save this one for a little later

Aug 17, 2013
  • Legomyeggo33 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

It is such an incredible book! The characters are lovable, the plot enthralling, and the adventure delightful!

Aug 03, 2013
  • navy_owl_34 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

best series by the best author ever

Jul 27, 2013
  • katerys rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Love this series! I got the first three for Christmas about 5 or 6 years ago, but the eye creeped me out and stopped me from reading it right away. But ignore that, READ IT! It's so good!

And once you are DONE this series, (and please, only once you are done, otherwise it won't make sense) read Kathryn Lasky's OTHER series, "Wolves of the Beyond". It has to do with characters from this series, so please read the owl one and THEN the wolf one. :)

Jul 03, 2013
  • iffat13 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I loved this book and can not wait to read the next book.

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Aug 08, 2014
  • black_deer_33 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

black_deer_33 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 16

Aug 03, 2013
  • navy_owl_34 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

navy_owl_34 thinks this title is suitable for 7 years and over

justymyappy thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 7 and 21

May 22, 2013
  • violet_tiger_248 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

violet_tiger_248 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

Jan 25, 2013
  • DaveTheMedic rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

DaveTheMedic thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 99

Mar 26, 2012
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Jun 02, 2014
  • LibraryBuddy_1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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?

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Jan 25, 2013
  • DaveTheMedic rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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.

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Aug 17, 2013
  • Legomyeggo33 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Legends were not only for the desperate. Legends were for the brave."

Page 218

Aug 17, 2013
  • Legomyeggo33 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

'"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."'

Page 92

Aug 17, 2013
  • Legomyeggo33 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

'"...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."'

Page 14

"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."
-Noctus

"This is awful! Is this what is going to happen to us?"
-Soren

"Fly, my children. Fly!"
-Grimble

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Legend of the Guardians Movie Trailer

Based on the series Guardians of Ga'Hoole by Kathryn Lasky.

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