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The Rise of a Legend

The Rise of a Legend

by Kathryn Lasky

Far off in the ice-choked land of the Northern Kingdoms, a young screech owl is marked by destiny. He is Ezylryb, an owl who will rise through the ranks of the Killian Army to become the commander of a battalion of snakes. But although Ezylryb is touched by greatness, his battle-filled life is punctuated by tragedy — from the attack that leaves his father flightless forever, to a terrible betrayal by Ezylryb's own brother. But the young owl, with the support of a snake named Octavia, rises above it all, rises high on strong wings.

For Ezylryb is no ordinary owl.

He's the stuff of legends.

He's a Guardian of Ga'Hoole.

Ages
8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 7
Grade Level Equivalent
5.2
Lexile Measure
790L
DRA
60
Guided Reading
Y
Publisher
Scholastic Inc.
Number of Pages
304
Genre
Fantasy

About the Author

Contributor Image Alt Tag Kathryn Lasky Newbery Honor author Kathryn Lasky's body of work ranges from such critically acclaimed books as Beyond the Burning Time to the bestselling Guardians of Ga'Hoole series.

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