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The Journey (Guardians of Ga'Hoole #2)

3.99 of 5 stars 3.99  ·  rating details  ·  7,901 ratings  ·  329 reviews
It began as a dream. A quest for the Great Ga'Hoole Tree, a mythical place where each night an order of owls rises to perform noble deeds. There Soren, Gylfie, Twilight, and Digger hope to find inspiration to fight the evil that dwells in the owl kingdom.

The journey is long and harrowing. When Soren and his friends finally arrive at the Great Ga'Hoole Tree, they will be t
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Paperback, 242 pages
Published September 1st 2003 by Scholastic, Inc. (first published July 31st 2003)
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Nenangs
entah kenapa, kok ada rasa tokoh2 harry potter ya...

soren: harry potter
twilight: ron
ezylryb: mad-eye moody
otulissa: gabungan hermione (jawab2 pertanyaan) & draco malfoy (bangga2in noble lines)

hehehe...don't take it seriously...itu hanya perasaan empedalku saja!
:lol
Amara
Yeah.... so, I had hoped that the second book in the series would start to bring up my opinion of the story, but it didn't. I have a lot of complaints with this one.

This is definitely written for the wrong audience.
As I said previously, I really think this book suffers for its audience. There's a paradox in the subject matter; on the one hand, Lasky wants to deal with themes such as Stockholm Syndrome, cannibalism, and child soldiers, but at the same time, she has to write these themes so they'r
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Amy
The journey of Soren and his band of friends continues in The Journey. (kinda fitting, don't you think?) But things just never seem to be going as well for Soren as he would like. His family is still missing, he knows his brother tried to kill him, he knows he will never see his sister again, and he gets stuck with a creepy instructor. Yea...the great Hoole empire is not quite what Soren was hoping for. Excitement! Adventure! Rescues! That is what this place is all about, isn't it? All the stori ...more
Steven R. McEvoy
This second book in the Guardians of Ga'Hoole was just as good as the first. Continuing directly from the first, it is the story of our band of owls' journey from the Desert of Kuneer through the Beeks and on to the great Ga'Hoole tree on the island of Hoole. Once they arrive at the great tree, it is even more than the expected. All the legends or myths they had heard as young owls are true. The four friends live together in the same hollow but they are tapped(selected) to train for different sp ...more
Kathryn
*Did not finish--Rating based on what I did read* Couldn't get past the first four or five chapters. I was really turned off by one of the sections that was way too violent and gory for a children's book, IMO. (It involved owls killing a bobcat and was utterly horrible!) Furthermore, I despised the way the owls seemed to think certain creatures were "less than" others; perhaps this is rectified later in the book but many of the characters that seemed endearing in the first book started to get on ...more
Lars Guthrie
Not quite as enthralling as the first in the series, but that's because Lasky has a lot of set-up work to do, once her band of young owls arrives at Ga'hoole. In other words, this looks like a series where you really do have to read sequentially. Certainly this volume would be confusing without having read the first, and now that I am on number three, 'The Rescue,' I am seeing that pattern repeated. And as a young reader more tolerant of exposition pointed out to me, there are quite a few import ...more
Annamarie
Jun 25, 2009 Annamarie rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Lanni
Recommended to Annamarie by: Sequel
Shelves: ya-series, series, own, fantasy
Soren, Gylfie, Digger and Twilight have become much more than best friends. They are in search of the legendary Great Ga'Hoole Tree together with Mrs. Plithiver who was Soren's blind nest maid snake. They have to let other owls know the dangers of St. Aggies. They feel the need to take up the mantle of Noble Knighthood of Ga'Hoole to protect other owls from a fate that they managed to escape. This not just about the journey to the tree but also the journey of friendship and how they compliment e ...more
Elfiegirl
Really good writing. Really good style. Really good plot. Really good humor. Really good.
But why am i rating it three stars if i thinks it's so good?
You have asked a very good question.
And at the moment, in order to fulfill your question of interest with the most true, sensible, simple, utter way possible would be to simply and cordially state, quite truly:
I AM SO DEAD SICK OF OWLS.
Truly
Kau akan terbang sampai ke Hoolemere.
Kau telah bertahan dari serangan burung gagak.
Kau telah terbang melintasi gurun. ....
Kau akan terbang menembus angin, menembus cahaya...
kau akan tetap terbang. Kau takkan gagal.
Kau pasti bisa menyelesaikan perjalanan ini.


Tujuan utama keempat sahabat Soren, Gylfie, Twilight dan Digger sudah jelas, mencari Pohon Ga'Hoole Agung Semuanya demi menciptakan keamanan dan ketentraman di dunia burung hantu. Ditemani oleh Mrs Plithiver, ular tua pelayan-sarang keluar
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Michelle E.
A very intriguing read, even though this is labeled a "child's" book. The story is written rather well; I always wanted to know what would happen next,and the characters are very likable. My only problem with this book, that became more apparent here than in the first book, is that the owls use very human words and explanations for almost everything. One owl, Twilight, also uses the word person in a sentence several time: To paraphrase Twilight, "It's enough to make a person exhausted" or someth ...more
Ahfie Rofi
Setelah bertemu Digger, Soren dan kawan-kawan terbang menuju pohon Ga’Hoole Agung di siang hari. Lalu mereka diserang gerombolan burung gagak. Akhirnya mereka berhasil lolos meski salah satu sayap Digger terluka. Mereka sampai di lubang pohon cemara besar dan di sana Mrs Plithiver merawat luka Digger.

Selesai beristirahat, mereka melanjutkan perjalanan melalui jalur Sungai Hoole. Tampak kepulan asap di tengah hutan yang membumbung ke atas. Mereka mendatanginya, dan setelah sampai di depan mulut g
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Marchel
Buku kedua dari Guardians of Ga'Hoole.

Cerita tentang 4 petualang muda...eh 4 petualang burung hantu muda ^_^, Soren, Gylfie, Twilight, n Digger, berlanjut.

Cerita mengenai usaha mereka menemukan pulau tempat pohon Ga'Hoole berada, cerita mengenai kejadian-kejadian setelah mereka menemukan tempat itu.

Cerita ini benar-benar membuat gw "melambung" jauh, n sayang rasanya untuk berhenti membaca cerita ini (selesai pas jam 01.00 WIB ^_^) Serasa jadi burung hantu ^_^. Mimpi indah deh gw...

Ga serem, tapi
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Karen Huang
This book was a bit less interesting then what I assumed it was going to be but it was a good book. Although the random part where Eglantine randomly snaps out of the trance she was in went really fast. She didn't even question why she was at the Great Ga'hoole tree. After all she did have a case of gizzlemia so she couldn't feel anything. I feel like the author just figured that since it was near the end of the book, she had to rush the ending and make it really short. I have read the books aft ...more
Jon
This is a clever story with a classic good verses evil plot. The characters of the story are young owls who have been orphaned and are now joining forces with an ancient order of owls (The Guardians of Ga'hoole) who rise each night to perform noble deeds and battle evil in the world. The young owls have much to learn about what noble deeds are and what it takes to be noble and to battle evil.

I have been reading this series aloud with my eleven year old. It has been entertaining.
Janita
This was definitely my favourite book of the series when I was reading them all those years ago when they first came out. I love these cute coming of age stories (owl version!) where the characters go to some kind of awesome boarding school (in this case the Ga'Hoole Tree) and learn more about themselves by challenging their thinking and way of life. A huge recommend to any Middle Grade readers for its moral and educational content.
Georgy
I thought the first book was better, The Journey didnt grab my attention as much as the Capture
Wells
Apr 14, 2014 Wells added it
The title of the book is The Journey, and the author is Kathrine lasky. The main characters are Soren, glyfie, twilight, and digger. The theme is fantasy.The book is about the way to the great gahool tree. Do they make it?
The owls were going to the great ga'hoole tree but they got caught up in the wonderful forests, they had the best voles they ever eaten there. Will they make it to the great ga'hoole tree? Read to decide.
What I thought about this book was it was a good book, in the first book,
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Nikoleta
Ναιιι... η καινούρια μου μανία με τις κουκουβάγιες συνεχίζεται! Το αγάπησα και αυτό το βιβλίο αν και παρουσιάζει τις αγαπημένες μου κουκουβαγίτσες ως κοινωνία που είναι γενικά πολύ σνομπ απέναντι σε ολα τα άλλα είδη του ζωικού βασιλίου!
Hannah
This book wasn't the best guardians book, at all. It is worth reading, because if you skip it and go on to the 3rd book you will be so completely and utterly confused it's not even funny. The rest of the series is completely worth it, and it's a quick read anyways.
Kayla
I enjoyed this book also. And I can't wait to go out and get the rest of the series. :-)
Nina
amazing intresting,intriguing,fun,i'm running out of words!:)
Brandon Stump
Great action and adventure book, Soren and Gylfie, Digger, and Twilight try to find the great ga'hoole tree! The book shows great adventure and great detail.

The author used great description and conversation between characters to keep you reading. The characters have the ultimate reality of good verses evil and you find yourself as the reader really choosing and voting for the good to win. All throughout the book it seems that the evil is more powerful but what you soon realize is that the good
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Jimmyc
As newly fledged owlets, Gilfy and Soren must cross the whole of the southern kingdoms and cross the Sea of Hoolemere to make it to the mythical island of Hoole and the Great Ga'Hoole Tree where the Guardians live. Along the way, they shall make new friends, and meet new enemies. Who shall they meet, and what will they find? " 'Was it St. Aggie's?' Glyfie spoke softly. 'I wish it had been St. Aggie's. It was somehting far worse. Believe me-if St. Aggie's-Oh! You only wish!' The owl sighed and wa ...more
Dena (Batch of Books)
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This is a really fun series. So far, I have been very impressed. It is original, unique, and completely different from anything else out there right now. I can see why it is a best selling series.

The Journey did not have as much action or bloodshed as book #1, The Capture, but it did not take away from the story at all. There was a lot of mystery and intrigue going on as the owls try to piece together bits of information.

They spend some time travelin
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Kahlan
La suite des aventures de Soren, la jeune chouette effraie, et ses amis Gylfie, Spéléon et Perce-Neige, aventures qui sont synonymes, pour nos quatre petits héros, de nouvelles embûches, de nouvelles rencontres, de nouveaux enseignements. Kathryn Lasky confirme, dans ce deuxième tome, que c'est tout un univers qu'elle a su créer, riche, complexe, abouti. Car au Grand Arbre de Ga'Hoole, les hiboux et les chouettes sont presque aussi bien organisés que les jeunes sorciers de Poudlard !

En effet, si
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Mr. Graham
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Frishawn Rasheed
Sep 09, 2010 Frishawn Rasheed rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
This installment was just as inthralling as the first. After having survived being blown far off course into the frigid North of the Puffins. Our heroes find their way to the blessed island and the Great Ga'Hoole Tree.
It is here that the adventure really begins, as each member of the 'band' is set apart in different chores that highlight the strengths of each and allow each of the five (for I count Mrs.P) to develop in his or her own right.
I love the way that the author allows each character
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Bree
I read the first Guardians of Ga’hoole series around the same time I began reading Erin Hunter’s Warriors series. The first book was enjoyable, and by the time I’d finished it, the film adaptation, Legend of the Guardians, had been released. The film is a condensation of the first three Guardians books, and I do really love it.

The series began as our main character, Soren, is brutally pushed from his next by his older brother. As Soren had yet to learn to fly, he is stranded. He ends up being ca
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FantasyWereld
De strijd om Ga’Hoole is het tweede deel van Kathryn Lasky’s reeks De legende van de wachters. Het boek gaat verder waar De ontvoering eindigde: de jonge kerkuil Soren is met zijn vrienden op zoek naar de legendarische Grote Boom van Ga’Hoole. Ze willen de wachters die daar wonen waarschuwen voor het St. Aegolius Internaat voor Verweesde Uilen, dat uilskuikens en eieren ontvoert. Zullen de nobele uilen van Ga’Hoole Soren kunnen helpen om de ontvoerde uiltjes te bevrijden en zijn verdwenen zusje ...more
Eleonore Rigby
Nach ihrer Flucht aus dem Sankt-Ägolius-Internat landen die vier Eulenkinder Soren, Gylfie, Digger und Morgengrau letztendlich auf dem Ga`Hoole-Baum. Dort treffen sie auf eine besondere Vereinigung der Eulen, die sogenannten Wächter oder auch Eulenritter genannt. Diese nehmen sie bei sich auf nach einer langen und gefährlichen Reise über das Ga`Hoole-Meer, das viele Abenteuer mit sich bringt. So zum Beispiel treffen die mutigen jungen Vögel auf Papageientaucher welche ihnen helfen wollen oder Kr ...more
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Kathryn Lasky is the American author of many critically acclaimed books, including several Dear America books, several Royal Diaries books, 1984 Newbery Honor winning Sugaring Time, The Night Journey, and the Guardians of Ga'Hoole series. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Her latest book, Guardians of Ga'Hoole Book 15: The War of the Ember, was released on November 1, 2008. Guardians of Gahoo ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Guardians of Ga'Hoole (1 - 10 of 16 books)
  • The Capture (Guardians of Ga'Hoole, #1)
  • The Rescue (Guardians of Ga'Hoole, #3)
  • The Siege (Guardians of Ga'Hoole, #4)
  • The Shattering (Guardians of Ga'Hoole, #5)
  • The Burning (Guardians of Ga'Hoole, #6)
  • The Hatchling (Guardians of Ga'Hoole, #7)
  • The Outcast (Guardians of Ga'Hoole, #8)
  • The First Collier (Guardians of Ga'Hoole, #9)
  • The Coming of Hoole (Guardians of Ga'Hoole, #10)
  • To Be a King (Guardians of Ga'Hoole, #11)
The Capture (Guardians of Ga'Hoole, #1) The Rescue (Guardians of Ga'Hoole, #3) The Siege (Guardians of Ga'Hoole, #4) The Burning (Guardians of Ga'Hoole, #6) Elizabeth I: Red Rose of the House of Tudor, England, 1544 (Royal Diaries #1)

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We take it blistering,
We take it all.
Roiling boiling gusts,
We're the owls with the guts.
For blizzards our gizzards
Dr tremble with joy.
An ice storm, a gale, how we love blinding hail.
We fly forward and backward,
Upside down and flat.
Do we flinch? Do we wail?
Do we skitter or scutter?
No, we yarp one more pellet
And fly straight for the gutter!
Do we screech? Do we scream?
Do we gurgle? Take pause?
Not on your life!
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