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Arien 
Posted: 19-Nov-2005, 04:58 AM
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I haven't heard about the Dragons in our midst chronicles. They sound interesting.

I can't wait for the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe movie either! It looks like they have really done a good job on them. The preview looks very vibrant.


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Posted: 19-Nov-2005, 06:04 AM
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Another new series I have seen in Wal-Mart that look interesting but have not tried yet are the Guardians of Ga'Hoole series, which is about a race of intelligent owls. They are by a lady named Kathryn Lasky.

Here is a synopsis of the first book that I found on-line:

Guardians of Ga'Hoole #1: The Capture

When Soren, a Barn Owl, is pushed from his family's nest by his older brother, he is rescued from certain death on the forest floor by agents from St. Aggie's, a mysterious school for orphaned owls. When Soren arrives at St. Aggie's, he suspects there is more to the school than meets the eye. He and his new friend, the clever and scrappy Gylfie, find out that St. Aggie's is more sinister than they could have imagined. Soren and Gylfie devise a way to flee the dangerous school and warn owls everywhere about the dangers that lurk in the forest. Together, these owls must find their way through a difficult and perilous journey, in order to save owlkind from the evil plots being hatched at St. Aggies.

I found this info at:

http://www.kathrynlasky.com/BooksPages/Fic..._Guardians.html

Now why on earth would someone called WizardofOwls be interested in a series like this? wink.gif Anybody read any of them? I would love to hear what you thought of them!


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Posted: 19-Nov-2005, 07:20 AM
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Hey Allen! I read the CS Lewis Chronicles of Narnia over 20 years ago! I so loved all those books! I finally look forward to the movies! thumbs_up.gif


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Posted: 23-Nov-2005, 09:37 AM
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I am reading the first book in a new series called "The Mistmantle Chronicles" by M.I. McAllister which is about squirrels and moles and hedgehogs. Alot like Brian Jacques' books, which I also heartily recommend. Another great set of books, though written when I was a child are a series by Susan Cooper. The first (I think) is called "The Dark Is Rising". These are wonderful books, though a bit hard to find. Seriously, check those books out. They are incredible. Kids books that had me on edge. My daughter loves "The Unicorn Chronicles". I love The Dragon Series (starting with "Eragon" and now "Eldest") by Thomas Paolini. Great books.


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Posted: 23-Nov-2005, 11:54 AM
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QUOTE (WizardofOwls @ 19-Nov-2005, 06:04 AM)

Now why on earth would someone called WizardofOwls be interested in a series like this? wink.gif Anybody read any of them? I would love to hear what you thought of them!

No, but it sounds wonderful. Putting them on my short list to look for! Thanks for the review.
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Posted: 29-Nov-2005, 11:28 PM
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QUOTE (susieq76 @ 23-Nov-2005, 07:37 AM)
Another great set of books, though written when I was a child are a series by Susan Cooper. The first (I think) is called "The Dark Is Rising". These are wonderful books, though a bit hard to find. Seriously, check those books out. They are incredible.

I thought that was an interesting series.

If you want a quick and dirty Welsh pronunciation lesson read them.
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Posted: 23-Dec-2005, 05:10 PM
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I am very excited to tell you that I am getting books 1 and 2 of the Dragons In Our Midst series and all 8 of the books in the Guardians of Ga'Hoole series for Christmas! (See my previous posts in this thread for details on both series) I will let you know what I think as soon as I read them!
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I just finished reading Inkspell, the sequel to Inkheart.

The idea of falling into a world you have created in a book is interesting but it felt like I was waiting around an awful lot for people who had been captured by the evil guys to be rescued (in both books). Everthing was a little too black and white. It's nice if the villian has a good quality or two. It makes things more interesting (and realistic). The book was good but I was ready for it to be over by the end. Unfortunately the end of the book was not the end of the storyline. It looks like I will have to wait for another sequel to see everything resolved.

Does anyone know how many books are planned for this series?
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I've read 'The PRincess Pawn' by Maggie L. Wood. It's a good story, with a blend of medieval chivalry, a chess game, and a villain who is given a second chance to change his destiny. IT's probably good only for teens, but maybe you guys should try reading it. wink.gif
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All these books are for girls , The reason i've recomended only for girls is because i'm a girl. These are all books I own.

Water Trilogy - Kara Dalkey
Unicorns of Balinor - Mary Stanton
Ella Enchanted - Gail Carson Levine
Child of Faerie, Child of Earth - Jane Yolen
The Princess Tales - Gail Carson Levine
Young Royals:
Doomed Queen Anne
Beware, Princess Elizabeth
Patience, Princess Catherine
Spiderwick Chronicales
Spellfall - Katherine Roberts
Narnia
Magic Attic Club
Anything by Gail Carson Levine and Jane Yolen

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* except Spiderwick and Narnia
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I just found another cute one. Princess Academy by Shannon Hale.
It was just given a Newberry Honor.
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Owls are my favorite bird - my great-grandmother nick-named me "White Owl" when I was a baby. Anyway, I have always liked owls - especialy Snowy Owls and Screech Owls. I picked up a copy of the first Guardian of Ga'Hoole and plan on reading it. I am a BIG fan of Brian Jacques books. I grew up reading all the Thornton W. Burgess books when I was younger - "Tales of Reddy Fox", "Tales from Old Mother West Wind", etc. You can still get them through Dover books. I have always seemed to love books with animals as the main characters - ones with human attributes. Of course, don't forget "The Wind in the Willows". I picked up a copy of "The Willows in Winter" by William Horwood, it is a continuation of "Wind in the Willows". The author was picked by the family of Kenneth Graham to write a sequel. It looks like a good book to read during "winter"! book.gif


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