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Guardians of Ga'hoole Boxed Set, Books 1-4 Paperback – October 1, 2006


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 9 and up
  • Grade Level: 4 and up
  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks; Slp edition (October 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0439884764
  • ISBN-13: 978-0439884761
  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.4 x 2.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #386,118 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Kathryn Lasky is the Newbery Honor-winning author of more than one hundred books for children and young adults. Her beloved Guardians of Ga'Hoole fantasy series has sold more than 4 million copies, and she is the author of A Time for Courage and other titles in the Dear America series. Kathryn has also written a number of critically acclaimed historical fiction titles, such as Beyond the Burning Time and True North. She lives with her husband in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

More About the Author

Hi Readers! Thanks for coming by my author page. I've written all sorts of books - from fantasy about animals to books about science. One of my favorite animal fantasy series, Guardians of Ga'Hoole, is a major motion picture. I liked writing about Ga'Hoole so much that I decided to revisit that world in a different series, Wolves of the Beyond. I've recently added a new Guardians book: The Rise of A Legend, the story of Ezylryb, the great sage of the Ga'Hoole Tree. Another new book just came out, the first in the Horses of the Dawn series. I think of it as an equine retelling of the Spanish conquest of the New World. Visit my website, www.kathrynlasky.com for the latest news. All my best, Kathryn

Customer Reviews

This was a gift for my son for his 11th birthday and he loves the books.
joanie
I thought I would finally sit down and read this series since the movie is coming out, and I hate to see a movie before I read the book.
Amazon Customer
They are great books and I recommend them for not just kids but adults as well.
T. Garcia

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

28 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Linda S. Rainey on January 5, 2007
Format: Paperback
My kids have enjoyed reading these books and have learned a great deal about owls and consequently about birds in general from them. The author seems to have done a great deal of research and works in much detail.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By L. Gildart TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on March 2, 2010
Format: Paperback
My nine-year-old has been plowing through these books at an alarming rate. His third grade teacher gave him a copy of book one to read over the holiday break, and, today, just over two months later, I ordered book 12. I would be into getting them from the library, the way he's going through them, but he keeps going back to the ones he's already read.

I suspect young girls will like these books quite a bit. There are wonderfully strong female characters, both good and not-so-good. My son also like some of the grossness inherent in the lovely rich details of how owls go about their business, which is far less messy than how seagulls do their business.

Soren is a wonderful protagonist, truly good, but not dreary. Your child will love these books and want them all. So save some money where you can. Buy the boxed set.
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Trish on January 6, 2008
Format: Paperback
I can't thank the author enough for writing these adventure books that appeal to boys. I was struggling to find books that my 4th grade son would enjoy. The reading selections he was offered at school took away his joy of reading. Thanks to this series, his joy has returned. He has learned many interesting facts about owls along the way. In fact, he's crazy about those birds now.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Carolyn A. on February 16, 2008
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My son has read and reread the books in this series, essentially absorbing a short course in natural history in the process. The author has a deft touch--she strikes a great balance between challenging a grade school reader (my son is in 4th grade), both in terms of concepts and vocabulary, while engaging the reader so thoroughly that the challenge is a joy. He's just as glued to the page now, on his third time through the series, as he was on his first. Enjoy this wonderful series!
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on May 4, 2010
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I thought I would finally sit down and read this series since the movie is coming out, and I hate to see a movie before I read the book. It is classified as a younger children series, but I did still enjoy the story. It does get a bit dull, but I am used to higher-level reading, and it would not really be fair to compare the separate categories. If you are a fan of stories like Lord of the Rings / Harry Potter / , then you should pick it up. You can finish a single one of these in a day easily, so if you're buying it for a trip, take a few.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Katie Randall on March 24, 2010
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These books rose to my favorites list immediately after I read the first page. Lasky makes a connection between you and the characters very quickly and it really adds to the story. Also, she used such a wide vocabulary, it was diverse enoughto make it very interesting but not so much that you couldn't understand the story if you didn't know the definitions. Buying them in a group of four worked well for me because after I finished the first, I was thrilled I didn't have to wait before reading the next. It had a good stopping point after the final book in the set too. If you enjoy these books, you may want to read "Wolves of the Beyond" by Kathryn Lasky.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By H. Vestal on February 16, 2010
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My son requested these for Christmas. I had read a few pages of one of the series months before and couldn't get into it. I debated getting them for him but wanted to encourage his interest in reading. After reading the story from the beginning, I am now caught up in the saga. At bed time, I'm the one who insists on reading a new chapter! I was so impressed by the story line of the first 2 books that I've just ordered the rest of the series for him.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Sadie's Mom on December 30, 2010
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I am 56 years old! Hope that doesn't surprise anybody. I love reading these types of books. I'm also a Harry Potter and Rick Riordan fan. Guardians of Ga'hoole gives me a chance to go off into a different sort of world, a fantasy world in a way. Yet there is alot more than "fantasy" going on here. I'm sure children will read into it one way, and adults in another. After a long day of "reality" it's nice to break away into this "other" world. I have the first 6 books, have just started on book 2 and looking forward to all the rest in this series.
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