Kathryn Lasky

in Indianapolis, Indiana, The United States
June 24, 1944




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 was born June 24, 1944, and grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana, and is married to Christopher Knight, with whom she lives in Massachusetts.

Book 15, The War of the Ember, is currently the last book in the Ga'Hoole series. The Rise of a Legend is the 16th book but is a prequel to the series. Lasky has also written Guide Book To The Great Tree and Lost Tales Of Ga'Hoole which are companion books.

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A  riveting adventure of young British spies on a secret German mission during WWII.

Over the centuries, a small clan of spies called the Tabula Rasa has worked ceaselessly to fight oppression. They can pass unseen through enemy lines and “become” other people without being recognized. They are, essentially, faceless. Alice and Louise Winfield are sisters and sp

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The Capture (Guardians of G...

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The Journey (Guardians of G...

4.01 avg rating — 13,053 ratings — published 2003 — 46 editions
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The Rescue (Guardians of Ga...

4.07 avg rating — 11,484 ratings — published 2003 — 43 editions
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The Siege (Guardians of Ga'...

4.10 avg rating — 10,382 ratings — published 2004 — 37 editions
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The Burning (Guardians of G...

4.08 avg rating — 10,123 ratings — published 2004 — 28 editions
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Lone Wolf (Wolves of the Be...

4.18 avg rating — 10,120 ratings — published 2010 — 23 editions
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Elizabeth I: Red Rose of th...

3.93 avg rating — 9,607 ratings — published 1999 — 11 editions
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The Shattering (Guardians o...

4.07 avg rating — 8,990 ratings — published 2004 — 32 editions
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4.06 avg rating — 8,572 ratings — published 2005 — 28 editions
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More books by Kathryn Lasky…
The Capture The Journey The Rescue The Siege The Shattering The Burning The Hatchling
(16 books)
4.04 avg rating — 142,127 ratings

A Journey to the New World:... Dreams in the Golden Countr... Christmas After All: The Gr... A Time For Courage: The Suf...
(45 books)
3.89 avg rating — 134,034 ratings

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3.82 avg rating — 93,906 ratings

Lone Wolf Shadow Wolf Watch Wolf Frost Wolf Spirit Wolf Star Wolf
(6 books)
4.28 avg rating — 28,988 ratings

Hannah May Lucy The Crossing
(4 books)
3.77 avg rating — 6,175 ratings

More series by Kathryn Lasky…
“I am ashamed of anyone who has eyes and still can't see.”
Kathryn Lasky, The Journey

“Legends were not only for the desperate. Legends were for the brave. (Soren)”
Kathryn Lasky, The Capture

“They did not hear Grimble, as he lay dying, chant in the true voice of the Boreal Owl, in tones like chimes in the night, an ancient owl prayer, “I have redeemed myself by giving belief to the wings of the young. Blessed are those who believe, for indeed they shall fly."
Kathryn Lasky, The Capture


What frequently challenged or banned children's or young adult book (or book about banning books) should we read in May and June?

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Memoirs of a Bookbat by Kathryn Lasky (about banning books)
  11 votes, 14.5%

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