The Rescue (Guardians of Ga'hoole, Book #3)

by Kathryn Lasky

Paperback, 2004



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Scholastic (2004), Edition: Mti, 208 pages


Fantasy. Juvenile Fiction. HTML: Ever since Soren was kidnapped and taken to the St. Aegolius School for Orphaned Owls, he has longed to see his sister, Eglantine, again. Now Eglantine is back is Soren's life, but she's been through an ordeal too terrible for words. Deep within Soren's gizzard, something more powerful than knowledge tells him there's a connection between these mysterious events. In order to rescue Ezylryb, Soren must embark upon a perilous quest. It will bring him face-to-face with a force more dangerous than anything the rulers of St. Aggie's could have devisedâ??and a truth that threatens to destroy the owl kingdom.


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208 p.; 5.25 inches

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LibraryThing member The_Hibernator
This is the third book in the Guardians of Ga'hoole. It continues the story of four young owls as they save their kidnapped teacher from the clutches of a Naziesque group of evil owls. Obviously, a nice everyone-is-equal moral is developing in this series.

Appropriate for 3rd or 4th graders.
LibraryThing member TiffanyHickox
This book moved the story along nicely; however, Lasky became a little too repetitive with descriptions concerning the characters and past events of the book. I found myself skipping paragraphs, which I normally do not do. Hopefully future books are not as repetivie as this one is, though I would
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still read them because the story is a good one.
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LibraryThing member derek.lutes99
At the beginning of this book Soren has found his lost sister, Eglantine. After being reunited with his lost sister, Soren starts to become curious about the disappearance of his mentor, Ezylryb. Soren figures that Ezylryb may be in danger so him and his friends make a plan to rescue him. While
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Soren and his friends are rescuing Ezylryb, Soren runs into a foe, Metal Beak.
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LibraryThing member aethercowboy
This is the third owl book by Lasky, and it’s more of the same: interesting story, lousy narrative, annoying vocabulary lessons, stupid songs, and, of course, a shark is jumped.

I had serious issues with the way this book ended. To avoid spoilers, I’ll leave it at this: I thought that it was
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implausible, yet predictable. After reading The Rescue, I wondered “what’s the point of the rest of the series?” There are five more books set in this owl-y world, but really, there’s nothing much to do except rush to the last epic battle with massive fields of owls (and other creatures), probably rendered in film (if they do make a sequel to the Zach Snyder-directed film) by the software Weta used for Lord of the Rings, only a bit more feathery.

But, really, the books from here on out will fail to capture my interest, only reading those that I already have, and stopping when I’m done.

If you’re like me, this will be the absolute last Ga’Hoole book you’ll ever need to read. But if you’re like me, you’ll also have two more Ga’Hoole books still on your shelf to read.
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LibraryThing member wyvernfriend
Soren's mentor, Ezylryb, is missing and no-one is sure where to start looking for him. Soren feels something is wrong and is determined to try, he's sure that Eglantine's ordeal has something to do with all this, he meets with the ghosts of his parents and they warn him about Metal Beak. When he
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discovers who this is it's a shock.

Interesting instalment in the series. Looking forward to more.
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