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The Journey (2003)

by Kathryn Lasky

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This book is about a young owl who meets some friends named Twilight, Digger, Gylie, Ruby and Martin. They are now in the Great Gahoole Tree. This place is a place where owls that were snatched by St. Aggies owls are then rescued by the Great Gahoole owls and taken to where they are safe. It is kind of like a school for young owls that have been rescued. The Teachers are Ezylryb, Strix Struma, Bubo, and Madame Plonk. These people have taught Soren and his friends to do many different things like how to collect coals to light fires, and how to see and predict the weather and how to predict the weather (i.e. a tornado or hurricane) that is coming. When the owls are out exploring, they notice a forest fire and decide to check it out. But when they get to the fire, there are attacked by owls with weapons and Soren and his friends are not armed. They ended up winning the battle and going back to the Great Gahoole Tree.

My opinion is that this book wonderful and is full of adventure, magic, battles, and the other exciting parts. The books is a real fun read, especially when the main character Soren and his friends fight back against the metal beak and his army. When they only have flaming sticks, and not weapons, they win the battle. This book really makes me want to read more of the series. I am on book #4 right now and can’t wait to see what adventures are ahead for Soren and his friends.
  collinc.bg3 | Dec 18, 2016 |
Very fun read. I love Lasky's style of writing! Great story, interesting characters, and a strong plot. ( )
  Shadow494 | Jun 20, 2016 |
Couldn't put it down ( )
  Erika.D | Jan 28, 2016 |
"Thorndike Press Large Print The Literacy Bridge."
  Bookman1954 | Feb 17, 2015 |
A strange little book with some details on the habits of owls. It seems like a first or second grade Harry Potter wanna-be about owls but without the soul or intelligence of the Harry Potter books. I honestly didn't know what to think of it. Having been a teacher for a time, I don't know if I would read it to a child or or give it to him or her to read. I prefer more inspiring books for young minds. The drawings are excellent and possibly I missed a lot by picking up a book in the middle of the series. It seemed very dark and depressing to me, without much hope of anything more than mere survival. The characters seem always to be fighting for their lives in a world full of dark and evil, except for the good "people" who seem to be characterized as boring or nit-picky. In a world with more than enough bad news to go around, I prefer books, especially for children, with some hope to nourish and encourage the soul. ( )
  PhyllisHarrison | Oct 19, 2014 |
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Soren felt the blind snake shift in the deep feathers between his shoulders as he and the three other owls flew through the buffeting winds.
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The second book in the GUARDIANS OF GA'HOOLE series continues this classic hero mythology about the battle between good and evil. This book chronicles Soren's quest for nobility.

In the second book in the GUARDIANS OF GA'HOOLE series, Soren, Gylfie, Twilight, and Digger travel to the Great Ga'Hoole Tree, a mythical place where an order of owls rises each night to perform noble deeds. Soren and his group are seeking help to fight the evil they discovered in the owl world (in GUARDIANS #1). After a harrowing journey, they arrive at the Great Ga'Hoole Tree and learn they will need to stay to receive training from the Ga'Hoolian elders. During his time at the Great Ga'Hoole Tree, Soren finds (and then loses) a great mentor and he is reunited with his beloved sister.

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Wishing to fight off evil that exists among the owls of the Great Ga'Hoole Tree, Soren, Gylfie, Twilight, and Digger must endure harsh training from the elders to become Ga'Hoolian owls, and carry out their good deeds.

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