The Capture (Guardians of Ga'Hoole #1)
Author Kathryn Lasky lays the groundwork for an owlish tale of good versus evil in this first adventurous installment of Guardians of Ga'Hoole.
After little Soren, a barn owl, finds himself pushed out of Mum and Da's nest, he's captured by two ruthless hench-birds and taken to the St. Aegolius Academy for Orphaned Owls. Now a mere owl slave to r
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LRN: I think a solid five. It was very good; better than the movie even.
Mum: So what happens in this book?
LRN: Soren is pushed out of his hollow by his brother, Kludd.
Mum: Ugh, that's an ugly name.
LRN: I know. It's a bad name. No, two ds.
Mum: So what else?
LRN: Then he's taken off to St Aegolios, academy for orphaned owls. And there are six rooms. One of them is Pelletireum, which is disgusting, actually.
Mum: Why is it disgusting?
LRN: They have to pick o ...more
"The Capture" was a real surprise for me. I was expecting something cute and fun and adventuresome. Instead, I got something mu ...more
1. The world building is inconsistent and poorly thought out. If, in this post-human world, stone castles are little more than tumbled ruins, how would any barn have survived well enough for barn owls to associate themselves with them? And why would they anyway? The inexplicable knowledge of the owls regarding human buildings is strange ...more
Its about a barn owl called SOREN who gets kidnapped and gets taken to an orphanage.Then he meets a friend called GYLFIE. In their memories they meet a fully mature owl who has pretended to be kidnapped to save baby egg owls. HORTENSE, the mature owl sits at the highest point of the orphanage and rolls owl eggs to eagles. The eagles take the eggs back to the owl kingdom where they will hatch and be safe. But when HORTEN ...more
The book is a nice stepping-stone between first readers and young-adult fiction in reading difficulty, as well as in plot complexity and concepts. I think older grade school ...more
Reread in 2016.
This review is for the first three books (The Capture, The Journey, The Rescue)
Hahahaha, oh my gods, this brings back so many memories. I was super into these books when I was 9 or 10 years old. Can't believe I forgot about them. I remember really enjoying them, and feeling nostalgic I decided to reread the series. I was really nervous that I wouldn't like them anymore because it's been so many years. I worried for nothing. They ...more
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Sebagian jenis upacara yang harus dilalui oleh para burung hantu dalam kehidupannya
Ternyata tidak hanya manusia yang perlu mewaspadai penculikan. Burung hantu juga! Tengok saja nasib Soren. Soren diculik dan dibawa ke tempat yang bernama Sekolah untuk Burung Hantu Yatim Piatu. Padahal ia masih memiliki orang dua dan dua saudar ...more
It truly is a social commentary on the world and the evil in it...and the good. Much it ...more
Yes, it's scandalous. But the honest thing to do.
The message of facing fears with c ...more
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'…[T:]he sweetest taste in the world…was ...more
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Born in the peaceful forest of Tyto, Soren the barn owl looks forward to a life of eating bugs and learning to fly, but evil forces have another plan for the owls.
When Soren is captured and taken to a mysterious place known as St. Aegolius Academy for Orphaned Owls, he discovers the orphanage has a darker purpose. With the help of his friend, Gylfie, they set out to uncover the truth and find a way to escape.
Unfortunately, the only way out is up, an ...more
Plot: Amazing. Definitely a great start to what is now a 13 book series (WOW, what have I gotten myself into?) and I can see that this series will be full of adventure. I felt like the pacing was right on and definitely a great adventure that my students will be diggi ...more
There are a lot of potentially exciting events in this story, but the writing style is so amateur and flat that I was practically bored to tears reading this. There are also a lot of weird things about St. Aggies and the songs were...interesting. It was like she was trying to make a complex novel like Game of Thrones or something but over simplified it or didn't know how to correctly go about it.
I understand that this is supposed to be a children's novel, but I've ...more
Soren and Gylfie became friends after being take to the Saint Aggie's school. A place where they learn that the world is more cruel than they knew.
Through their friendship and willpower they will try to stay owls and to discover a way to get out of this terrible place.
Soren and Gylfie are great characters and they learn and grow a lot through the story.
The book deals with tough points in a true way, but in using owls as characters even the younger ones can relate with the is ...more
Ide yang bagus menurut saya, mengenalkan kehidupan binatang lewat cerita fant ...more