The Capture (Guardians of Ga'hoole)

Book 1 of 16 in the Guardians Of Ga'hoole Series
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 3 - 8V4.844960
In the first book in the Guardians of Ga'Hoole series, readers will meet Soren, a barn owl who discovers a great evil in the owl kingdom which he must work to vanquish. When Soren is pushed from his family's nest by his older brother, he is rescued by representatives from a mysterious school for orphaned owls, St. Aggie's. When Soren arrives at St. Aggie's, he suspects there is more to the school than meets the eye. He and his new friend, a clever female elf owl named Gylfie, find out that St. Aggie's is actually a training camp where the school's leader is grooming young owls to help achieve her goal, which threatens the lives of owls everywhere. First Soren and Gylfie must escape. Then they embark on a long and perilous journey to find a way to save all owls from the danger that lurks at St. Aggie's.
Paperback, 240 pages
Published on August 1, 2010 by Scholastic Paperbacks
ISBN-10: 0545253063
ISBN-13: 9780545253062
22 Book Reviews
  • Davidover 2 years
    I'm reading this book and it is awesome.
    • angelpaw
      angelpawalmost 4 years55 stars
      I’m reading this book now great so far recommended for you if you like animals and adventure
      • crystaldolphin
        crystaldolphinover 5 years55 stars
        FAVORITE SERIES! omg this book has literally everything: drama, horror, points where ur heart swells with happiness... #RECOMMENDED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
        • owlver136
          owlver136over 5 yearsFeatured
          Anyone looking for a book? Book series? Or just like owls - or animals in general? Here you are! At the perfect length and with just the right amount of excitement, this book will keep you on your toes guessing and holding your breath. Join Soren as he is taken from his family to St. Aggie's, a school for "orphaned" owls. But Soren knows something is going on here, and with the help of his new friend Gylfie, he is going to find out. Once you start this book, you won't be able to stop until you've read the whole series and uncovered every secret of this amazing flight!
          • brightheart4evrabout 6 years
            I guess this book was okay, but I just gave up on the second book because it makes NO SENSE what so ever, and OWLS CAN READ!? I thought it would be like warriors, but it isn't. I like Horses of the Dawn better. Owls are just not a good thing to write about. :/
            • pngmeri3
              pngmeri3over 6 years55 stars
              I love this book and its one of my all time favorites. It never got too boring and kept me on my toes. I highly recommend it to people who like adventure. Even though there were some difficult words here and there I love it!
              • desiwes
                desiwesover 7 years44 stars
                The only thing I don't like about this book is that it has a lot of words I don't know. I still think this book is interesting!
                • bigmelo
                  bigmeloalmost 8 years55 stars
                  An easy read & a phenomenal start to the renowned 'Guardians of Ga'Hoole' series, The Capture seizes an enormous feeling of suspense & drama. Soren, a barn owl fledgling of the Forest Kingdom of Tyto, is spirited away to St. Aegolius Academy, an orphanage for young owls. There, he meets Gylfie, a quick-witted elf owl whose lack in size is made up for in vocabulary. Both in pursuit of reuniting with their families, escape is their only answer. But since the only way out of St. Aggie's is up, the unlikely duo will have to accomplish a feat they think is beyond their league - fly.
                  • lcoolkid526
                    lcoolkid526about 8 years55 stars
                    So awesome I mean the characters were amazing the plot was cool all around good book. you must read this next time you can it was absolutely the best. But i advise against reading for a project read on your own time You won't regret if you do
                    • candyexpress
                      candyexpressalmost 9 years
                      In the beginning it was boring and awfully confusing but now I'm in the middle and it's getting better!!

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