Monday, January 10, 2011

PART FIVE: PROFESSOR BINGO'S BLOGIVERSARY YOUNG READERS' SERIES GIVEAWAY



GIVEAWAY ENDED
GUARDIANS OF GA'HOOLE 
YOUNG PEOPLE'S TRILOGY
by KATHRYN LASKY
THE CAPTURE
THE JOURNEY
THE RESCUE 
ABOUT THE CAPTURE-BOOK ONE: 

Deep in the forest of Tyto, nestled into the arms of the fir trees, the Barn Owls dwell. Soren is born into their tranquil kingdom. But evil lurks in the owl world, evil that threatens to shatter Tyto's peace and change the course of Soren's life forever.

First eggs begin to mysteriously disappear from their nests, then Soren himself is captured by a part of strange yellow-eyed owls. He finds himself in a dark and forbidding canyon. It's called an orphanage, the St. Aegolius Academy for Orphaned Owls, but Soren knows it's something far worse. Within his gizzard, the hope for escape remains alive, no matter how many rules, punishments, and sleepless days he faces at St. Aggie's. He and his best friend, Gylfie, know the only way out of this place is up, so they will need to do something they have never done before — fly. 

ABOUT THE JOURNEY-BOOK TWO:
Soren, Gylfie, Twilight, and Digger travel to the Great Ga’Hoole Tree, a mythical place where an order of owls rises each night to perform noble deeds. Soren and his group are seeking help to fight a great evil they discovered in the owl world. 

ABOUT THE RESCUE-BOOK THREE:

Now that Soren has been reunited with this sister, Eglantine, he must face his new challenge: making sense of the mysterious disappearance of his mentor, Ezylryb. When Soren discovers that Ezylryb is in danger, he and his friends Gylfie, Twilight, and Digger devise a plan to save their teacher. In this process, Soren fights a ferocious foe who wears a terrifying metal beak, sharpened for battle. It's not until the confrontation is over that Soren discovers the true identity of his opponent... 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR-KATHRYN LASKY:

Kathryn Lasky is the Newbery Honor author of over one hundred fiction and nonfiction books for children and young adults. Her books range from critically acclaimed nonfiction titles such as Beyond the Burning Time and True North to the wildly popular Guardians of Ga'hoole fantasy series about owls. She loves owls and researching their behavior and natural history. Luckily Lasky lives quite close to Harvard University and the department of ornithology. She consulted with the scientists there frequently. She is quite excited that the Guardian of Ga'Hoole has been optioned by Warner Brothers for a major movie.

After graduating college, Lasky wrote for magazines and worked as a teacher. Her first book, I Have Four Names for My Grandfather, was published while she was teaching. When doing research for a book, Lasky usually begins in the children's room of the public library . . "I love doing research," Lasky says. "It's really fun. It's like a treasure hunt." There is no difference whether she is writing about a fictional character, such as in The Journal of Augustus Pelletier: The Lewis and Clark Expedition, 1804, for the My Name is America series, or a real character, such as in Elizabeth I: Red Rose of the House of Tudor, England, 1544, for the Royal Diaries series. "My responsibility as a author is to write with authenticity and accuracy and it does not vary whether the character is real or fictional," states Lasky.

Kathryn Lasky lives with her husband in Cambridge, Massachusetts. For more information about her, please visit
http://www.kathrynlasky.com/  

GIVEAWAY
AS PART OF THE BLOGIVERSARY, I CHOSE
TO HIGHLIGHT MY PROFESSOR BINGO 
WEDNESDAYS WITH THIS TRILOGY BY 
KATHRYN LASKY. I HAVE ONE BRAND NEW 
SET OF THESE BOOKS THAT INCLUDES ALL 3
BOOKS THAT I AM PERSONALLY GIVING AWAY
 
--U.S. AND CANADIAN RESIDENTS ONLY
--NO P. O. BOXES, PLEASE
--INCLUDE EMAIL ADDRESS IN COMMENT
--ALL ENTRIES/COMMENTS MUST BE
SEPARATE IN ORDER TO COUNT
AS MORE THAN ONE ENTRY

HOW TO ENTER:

+1 ENTRY:
COMMENT ON WHICH OF THE THREE BOOKS ABOVE YOU THINK YOU WOULD LIKE THE BEST IF YOU HAD TO CHOOSE OR EVEN AFTER YOU HAD READ THEM ALL

+1 MORE ENTRY:
BLOG OR TWEET ABOUT THIS GIVEAWAY AND LEAVE A LINK I CAN FOLLOW IN THE ENTRY


+1 MORE ENTRY: COMMENT ON ONE YOUNG PEOPLE'S SERIES OF BOOKS BY ANOTHER AUTHOR THAT YOU HAVE READ AND WOULD RECOMMEND TO OTHERS TO READ.

GIVEAWAY ENDS AT
6 PM, EST, JANUARY 30!
  GOOD LUCK!

92 comments:

traveler said...

I would like to read The Rescue although this entire series is so unique and wonderful. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

traveler said...

What started my interest in reading many years ago was the Anne Of Green Gables Books. I read the entire series when I was young and loved it.

petite said...

This would be compelling reading so I would like to read The Capture. roojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

petite said...

Interesting and thought provoking question about a young adult series which I remember well. It made a huge impression upon me and this was The Narnia Series by C.S. Lewis. rojosho (at)hotmail(dot)com

Connie said...

Hi! What a neat giveaway! I like the idea of book two "The Journey". I would like to see the movie of this that they just made last year. Thanks for doing this. :)

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moonsword said...

I'd love to read about the Great Ga’Hoole Tree in "The Journey" Thanks!

moonsword said...

The 39 Clues is also a great series!

holdenj said...

We love Kathryn Lasky! I would start with The Capture. Thanks!

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holdenj said...

Another great series for older elem/middle grade is Suzanne Collins other series, The Underland Chronicles about Gregor finding a world under NYC via the heating vent in their apartment's laundry room.
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Bethie said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to win this for my son. I think the Journey looks great.

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Bethie said...

I would recommend the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan

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Tabathia said...

I really would love to read book one the capture which introduces you to the world of the owls

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Tabathia said...

another great series would be the allie finkle series by meg cabot
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sos said...

I would choose THE CAPTURE

sos said...

I would recommend the his dark materials trilogy by philip pullman

Steve Capell said...

I would pick book one if for no other reason than it is the beginning. I find all three to be fascinating. I remember seeing the trailer of this series at the movie theatre, but I haven't seen the movie. One final comment ... I found it interesting that this author starts our doing research in the children section of the library. I would say her style of research and writing has been very successful for her. Thanks for the opportunity.

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Tore said...

I would start with the first book. Please enter me in contest. My son would really enjoy these books. Tore923@aol.com

Alyce said...

If I had to choose I'd choose the third book because my son and I are in the middle of reading the second one from the library. I'd love for us to own these because it's one of the few series he's actually been excited to have me read out loud to him for his homework.

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Alyce said...

My older son loves the Warriors series by Erin Hunter.

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CherylS22 said...

I think I would like Book 1 (Legend of the Guardians) the best because it would set the standard for the two books that follow.

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Thanks for the giveaway ~
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CherylS22 said...

Recommendation:

I have read 2 of the 3 books in the Need series by Carrie Jones. I loved them & can't wait to read the third one 'Entice'.

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rubynreba said...

I would pick The Capture to read first.
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rubynreba said...

Always liked the Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder.
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bison61 said...

I have never read these so I'd pick THE CAPTURE first

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Jodi said...

I would select Book 3 although I really would like to read all three

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Jodi said...

I love Princesses of Myth by Esther
Friesner

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samantha35 said...

would love to read the capture to see how it all starts
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Lisa R/alterlisa said...

I can whole heartedly recommend the Amber Brown series by Paula Danziger and Tony Ross. My daughter and I would read them before going to bed and they always had us laughing out loud.

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Lisa R/alterlisa said...

I think the Journey looks great.


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bloomerbear said...

Book one is what we would chose..we try to read things in order but can't always

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allisonsbj3 said...

I'd like to Capture so I could watch the movie.

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allisonsbj3 said...

I'd recommend the Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins.

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Anonymous said...

I would like to read THE CAPTURE. It sounds like a good thriller.

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Anonymous said...

I have read several of the LITTLE HOUSE series by Laura Ingalls Wilder and enjoyed them. I love the TV series too.

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Meredith said...

I think I would pick the first one just to start at the beginning.

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Meredith said...

We read the Percy Jackson series as a family last year and enjoyed it. It's by Rick Riordan.

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Roblyn and Alan said...

The cpture would be my favorite book.

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Roblyn and Alan said...

I still love the Nancy Drew series as well as the Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. My dd is now into the Fancy Nancy books too.

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Sbot said...

The third book sounds the most thrilling, though my son would like them all

grandmap said...

I can use the help.

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

i want to read the rescue the most b/c i want to see who the owl in the iron mask is!! Thank you for the great contest!

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Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

another young people's series that I love is the Goddess Girls series by joan holub and suzanne williams! love it!!

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mverno said...

the journey mverno@roadrunner.com

Shannon said...

I would have to choose the Capture, since I've never read any of the books and I hate reading series books out of order. ( also I would love to compare it to the movie just to see what the differences are)

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wheelerclan said...

I'd like my son to start at the beginning with The Capture.
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wheelerclan said...

I would absolutely recommend JK Rowling, Rock Riordan. My son loves the Captain Underpants series and the Goosebumps series.

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samsakara said...

I would have to say Capture would intrigue me the most from the description of the book.

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Maureen said...

I would pick The Capture because I like to know how a series begins.
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debbie said...

I would like to read the first book, because it is always better to start the book with the first series.
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debbie said...

I would reccommend the little house series by laura ingalls wilder. They are a wonderful set of books.
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Angie said...

I would have to start out with The Capture. I HAVE to read things in order.

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Angie said...

I loved reading A Series of Unfortunate Events to my children. They thought all the nasty things that happened to them were great fun.

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crystletellerday said...

id recamend the babysitters club crystletellerday@yahoo.com

amweeks said...

I would probably like the 3rd book best because it tie everything together!

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amweeks said...

My son has really enjoyed reading the 39 Clues series!

Nicole C. said...

I would like THE CAPTURE.

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KM said...

I think I'd like to read the 1st one but then of course would want to read #2 & #3 so I could follow the story! I'd read them out loud to my son. :)
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Carole Spring said...

I would choose the 1st book because it sets up the characters and introduces the reader to the owls.
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Carole Spring said...

Another great series that has always been a favorite of mine is Tolkien's Lord Of The Rings trilogy.
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Carol M said...

They all sound good but I would like to read THE CAPTURE and start at the beginning.
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Carol M said...

The Little House on the Prairie books are really good. My children read them and now my grandchildren are reading them.
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Nancy said...

I'd like to read The Capture. These books look so enchanting!

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Nancy said...

The Hunger Games trilogy is a fantastic series by Suzanne Collins. I love them!

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Jasmyn said...

I would have to pick the first book in the series. I couldn't live with the rest if I didn't have it! Also, it's great to meet all the new characters and places.

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Jasmyn said...

I probably read the Madeline L'Engle series starting with A Wrinkle in Time a hundred times when I young. I can't wait until my daughter is old enough to give it a try.

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Jolee said...

Loved the Capture. joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

Jolee said...

Little House is still great! ON a completely different vien, Franny K Stein is a lot of fun. :-) joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

Daniel M said...

like to start with book 1 - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

babytrees said...

would love to start with book one and work my way through them!!

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Diane52 said...

I'd love to read The Capture
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Amanda S. said...

I think I'd like The Capture best.

Breanne said...

I would probably like The Capture the most.

Breanne said...

I would definitely recommend the Fablehaven series to anyone who loves fantasy.

Tracey said...

The first book in the series is my favorite because it introduced me to the characters and left me wanting to read more.
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dvice12 said...

I especially like ABOUT THE CAPTURE-BOOK ONE

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Pamela S said...

Since we've not read any of them I'd want to start with the first one, but The Rescue sound good when he's reunited with his sister. Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)aol(DOT)com

Pamela S said...

My son loves the Warrior Cats (Warrior) series of books by Erin Hunter.

vmkids said...

The rescue sounds great!

cpage2323 said...

i guess i would read the capture first. it sounds like a great trilogy, but i hate starting in the middle of the series.
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jim.coyne2 said...

I would like the capture. Might as well start at the beginning

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I think I would like The Rescue the best. garrettsambo@aol.com

edmontonjb said...

I think I would like the first one best because I usually the first of any series best

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