Shadow Wolf by Kathryn Lasky

January 30th, 2013 by

Submitted by Shelby, Age 11 from New York

Rating: ★★★★½

Great book. Loved the first, loved the second, can’t wait to read the third. Loved Lasky’s Guardians of Ga’Hoole. All in all, any book she writes I will probably read it, and love it.

Lone Wolf by Kathryn Lasky

March 21st, 2012 by

Submitted by Anna Ruth, Age 10 from South Carolina

Rating: ★★★★★

I am reading a book called Lone Wolf, by Kathryn Lasky. The book is sofar about A mama bear, who finds a baby pup(baby wolf) and is trying to raise it all alone. I think it would be difficult to raise someone or and animal that is not your type. Well, the mama bear, witch is called Thunderheart, calls the pup, Folan because, Fao ment both river( That’s were she found him) and wolf. Lan meant gift. So she was saying, She found him at the river, he’s a wolf, and he’s a gift. So, she has to teach him to be agressive and catch real meat instead of drinking her milk. Later in the book, but before part 2, he’s learning really well. The bear is not used to raising a pup when it is not as big as a cub.( Baby bear) So what is she going to do with that small little pup? If you just read more and more of Lone Wolf, you might as well read the whole series. It is both, sad and happy, but you are going to have to read it.

Kidsmomo Podcast #65: Wolves… And More Wolves

March 20th, 2012 by

Two wolf books. Two cliffhangers. Two author visits. Two brilliant(?) poems penned by Karen and Nancy. Even a kid-submitted book review that matches up with the featured kid-written review from our last podcast!

Is there something in the water? Is this the Twilight Zone? Is Jupiter in retrograde? (Actually, we don’t even know what that last one means.) Well, whether it’s coincidence or fate, our latest podcast has some pretty perfect pairings — check it out!

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  • Double trouble — two author appearances!
  • Karen’s book review: The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place Book 1: The Mysterious Howling by Maryrose Wood
  • Nancy’s book review: Wolves of the Beyond Book 1: Lone Wolf by Kathryn Lasky
  • A review from YOU: Tomorrow Girls Book 1: Behind the Gates by Eva Gray
  • Mystical and magical mind melding? [imagine spooky music here] Oooo-eeeee-ooooo!

Nancy forgot to mention it in the podcast, but here’s a real-life teaser to her book pick: Adorable wolf cub + baby bear antics!

And don’t forget: write in with a book review below. We’ll feature a kid review in our next podcast!

— Karen and Nancy

Lone Wolf by Kathryn Lasky

March 20th, 2012 by

Submitted by Mary, Age 11 from South Carolina

Rating: ★★★★★

Lone Wolf is a very exciting book and it is written by Kathryn Lasky. The author really gets into the book and some parts are sad, but I would recommend this book to lots of people. The book Lone Wolf is about a wolf cub that was born with a splayed paw and a spiral pattern on his foot. The poor little wolf was taken away from his mother to die because of this blemish. The Obea took him and tossed him on a piece of ice so when it melted he would fall in the river and drown. When the piece of ice broke, poor Faolan was tossed down the river but luckily a bear named Thunderheart rescued him. He lives with her for awhile but then it’s time for Thunderheart to hibernate. Faolan goes to hunt and Thunderheart wakes up. She decides to look for him. What will happen? Later on Faolan felt an earthquake, and Thunderheart has still not returned… Read this book to find out just what happens to Faolan and Thunderheart!

Lone Wolf by Kathryn Lasky

March 20th, 2012 by

Submitted by Taylor, Age 10 from South Carolina

Rating: ★★★★★

I read Lone Wolf and it’s all about a wolf pup who has a splayed paw and he is left to die, but a grizzly comes and saves his life. She raises him as her own, but when the winter comes, she has to hibernate. They get separated and the pup is all on his own. It’s very dangerous and he has no one to protect him. He is determined to find out his story and where he came from. He goes on a great journey to find his destiny. No one knows where the pup is, not even himself. Will he make it, or will he die? Will the animals that he cherishes be ok? Read the book to find out what happens to this crippled pup!

Wolves of the Beyond: Lone Wolf by Kathryn Lasky

March 20th, 2012 by

Submitted by Joseph, Age 10 from South Carolina

Rating: ★★★★★

In this exciting novel it starts of as a mother wolf looking for a birthing den and when the cub is born it has a deformed paw. I have not gotten really far in this book but I already love it. If you want to find more read the book!!!!!!!!!!!

Lone Wolf by Kathryn Lasky

March 19th, 2012 by

Submitted by Ruby, Age 9 from Georgia

Rating: ★★★★☆

In Lone Wolf , a wolf named Foalan is born with a twisted paw . So,some other wolves send him away to die . Then,a bear finds him and takes him to be her child. Foalon learns to use his weakness (the twisted paw) as a strength . But,to find out more,you need to read this book!!

P.S. There is a whole series of them too!

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole Movie Review

October 10th, 2010 by

The new movie Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole really SOARED opening weekend, coming in at #2 at the box office. But did the story — adapted from Kathryn Lasky’s Guardians of Ga’Hoole book series — really FLY on the big screen? Was it a HOOT? Or is it FOR THE BIRDS? And just how many owl puns can we fit into this paragraph?

Lucky for you, that paragraph is over — so we’re done with the bad jokes and now you can watch our video review of Legend of the Guardians. (Be sure to stay tuned until the end for a rousing game of Owl or Cheese!)

(PS – If you want to listen to our review ON THE FLY, you can download the audio. Sorry, couldn’t resist one more bird pun…)

Have you seen the movie? Leave a comment with YOUR review! How do you think it compared to the books?

Breaking Book News: Guardians of Ga’Hoole Movie Trailer

March 8th, 2010 by

On Friday, Nancy and I were among the crowds lined up to see the new Alice in Wonderland movie on opening night. How was it? Well, you’ll have to wait a little longer for our KidsmomoMO movie review, but I’ll give you a hint: one of the most exciting things on screen came before the film even started… the premiere of the Guardians of Ga’Hoole movie trailer!

Entitled Legend of the Guardians, the film is due out in September and will cover the first three books in Kathryn Lasky’s popular book series*. Of course, like every other movie these days, it will be in 3D. And while I’m not always the biggest fan of 3D, in this case I think it’s going to make a HUGE difference. Because I’m sorry to say that this online trailer isn’t nearly as breathtaking as what I saw in the theater. But check it out anyway, and leave a comment with your thoughts! What do you think — did they get it right?

— Karen

* If you’re not familiar with the books, check out these 5-star reviews from Ayra (age 10) and Milo (age 9).

The Siege (Guardians of Ga’hoole, Book 4) by Kathryn Lasky

November 29th, 2009 by

Guardians of Ga'hoole #4 The SiegeReviewed by: Milo, Age 9 from Washington

Rating: ★★★★★

This book is a great. It is very exciting and interesting. The author makes it so that you are almost traveling to that time and place. I love this book because it is about Soren when he goes back to St. Aggie’s Academy and he barely escapes from Kludd, his evil brother, with the pure ones. A great book! I can’t tell you any more because it would ruin the story.

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