Gaurdians of Ga'Hoole: The Capture--Giveaway!

And the winners are....Jessi and Kathy!

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole
comes to movie theaters September 24. And I, one of those who likes to read the book before seeing the movie, have just read The Capture (Scholastic, 2003, middle grade), the first book in the series by Kathryn Lasky. I'd seen my boy reading it, but never picked it up... once I did, I found it rather more exciting than I had expected, and enjoyed it quite a bit (although I don't think, somehow, I'm going to find the time to read all 15 books in the series...)

When a young barn owl named Soren is kidnapped from his forest home, he finds himself in a terrifying owl dystopia. Although it's name seems harmless enough, St. Aegolius Academy for Orphaned Owls teaches nothing except brainwashed acceptance of its unnatural way of life. Soren and an elf owl friend, Gylfie, struggle to keep from falling under the power of those in control--and gradually they begin to put together the pieces of the hideous puzzle in which they have been entangled. Giving them strength and courage are the stories of the the Guardians of Ga'Hoole, knightly owls pledged to do noble deeds.

Here's the Guardians of Ga'Hoole website, where you can learn more about the series.

Thanks to the publishers, I'm offering a giveaway to promote the release of the movie.

Two winners will receive:

  • A copy of Guardians of Ga’hoole: The Capture by Kathryn Lasky
  • A copy the first book in Kathryn Lasky’s new series -- Wolves of the Beyond: Lone Wolf
Here's the publisher's blurb about this new series: "In the harsh wilderness beyond Ga’Hoole, a wolf mother hides in fear. Her newborn pup, otherwise healthy, has a twisted leg. The mother knows the rigid rules of her kind. The pack cannot have weakness. Her pup must be abandoned on a desolate hill—condemned to die. But alone in the forest, the pup, Faolan, does the unthinkable. He survives. This is his story—the story of the wolf pup who rises up to change forever the Wolves of the Beyond." Find out more here!

Please leave a comment to enter this giveaway; I'll keep this open till 11:59 pm on Monday, September 20st.

And finally, here's the trailer for the movie:


  1. I think this looks like a great book!

    jlelliott08 AT gmail DOT com

  2. Have several students very excited about this movie!

  3. I always think it is a good idea to read the original book before you see the movie, like Harry Potter, and now Guardians of Ga'Hoole. Thanks for the heads up.

  4. I've been waiting for this movie since last spring. Can. Not. Wait!

    foltzsfantasticbooks at gmail.com

  5. So exciting!! Though I prefer to read books after I see the movie. That might be unavoidable given my course load this semester, so if I win... woopee!

  6. I've read all 14 in this series & adore it, especially Outilissa. My school library has a very tattered copy-my kid readers would jump all over a nice new one!

    tweeted: http://twitter.com/elizbtheastman/status/24708997271

  7. We've been seeing the commercials for this movie and thinking it looked interesting ... but we had no idea what it was about. Thanks for the info on a new series (new to us at least).

  8. Exciting! I want to read this myself and to my kids. Thanks for the entry!


  9. my son is dying to see this movie and would love to read the books


  10. I'd love to enter. Thanks so much.


  11. Please enter me.
    bkhabel at gmail dot com

  12. Okay, I'm entering! My son doesn't gravitate toward books with animal characters, but he's interested in this one. I don't have a must-read-before-the-movie rule--as long as it gets read!

  13. I would really love to enter!



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