From Donna Barnes
author: Lasky, Kathryn
The Capture (Guardians of Ga’Hoole: Book 1)
With the upcoming movie release of The Guardians of Ga’Hoole, based on the book with the same name by Kathryn Lasky, I read the book and was pleasantly surprised at all of the wonderful messages of friendship, leadership and believing in yourself that this book contains.
Owl chicks and eggs are taken away from their parents and put through mind erasing exercises. Two owl chicks ( Soren and Gylfie ) talk at length about how losing their parents has affected them. During each mind erasing exercise forced upon these baby owls, Soren and Gylfie tell each other the legends of the hero owls of Ga’Hoole to keep them sane. All the while, they are hatching (no pun intended) a plan to learn how to fly and escape to save themselves. The story of their escape is as exciting as their friendship is touching.
Great messages, heroic characters, plenty of information on owls and their attributes.