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Kathryn Lasky


Kathryn Lasky

Kathryn Lasky is the Newbery Honor-winning author of over 100 books for children and young adults. Her beloved Guardians of Ga'Hoole fantasy series has sold more than four million copies, and she is the author of A TIME FOR COURAGE and other titles in the Dear America series. Kathryn has also written a number of critically acclaimed nonfiction titles such as BEYOND THE BURNING TIME and TRUE NORTH. She lives with her husband in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Kathryn Lasky

Books by Kathryn Lasky

by Kathryn Lasky - Adventure, Children's, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Youth Fiction

When Rose's mother dies, Rose is sent away to live with a grandmother she hardly knows. The only place Rose finds refuge is in her grandmother’s greenhouse. But one night she sees a strange light glowing from within it. She goes to investigate...and finds herself transported back 500 years to Hatfield Palace, where she becomes servant and confidant of the banished princess Elizabeth, daughter of King Henry VIII. Rose soon discovers something else amazing: a locket with two mysterious images inside it, both clues to her own past. Could the greenhouse portal offer answers to the mysteries of her family...and their secrets?

by Kathryn Lasky - Adventure, Animals , Children's, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic, Youth Fiction

Cubs Stellan and Jytte survived their treacherous trek across the Nunquivik, but their quest to rescue their mother has only begun. Svenna is imprisoned at the sinister Ice Clock, the headquarters of the Grand Patek. Only one bear has ever stood up to the Grand Patek-Svern, the cubs' father, a famous warrior who's been in exile for years. Along with their friend Third, the cubs set out to find Svern in the legendary Den of Forever Frost. But time is running out. The Grand Patek has a secret weapon at his disposal --- one with the power to destroy everything the creatures of Ga'Hoole hold dear.

by Kathryn Lasky - Adventure, Animals , Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction
For generations, the noble polar bears have ruled the Northern Kingdoms. But now, their society is on the brink of collapse. A group of power-hungry bears has seized control, and darkness is creeping across the snow. Cubs First and Second don't know any of this. Although they're twins, they couldn't be more different. First loves imagining stories, while his daring sister, Second, wants to live them. When their mother is taken prisoner, the cubs' world falls apart. They know they have to rescue her, but how can two cubs who've barely learned to hunt survive a treacherous journey across the ice? 
Written by Kathryn Lasky with illustrations by Kevin Hawkes. - Biography, Children's 4-8, Education, Science

Famed for his supposed encounter with a falling apple that inspired his theory of gravity, Isaac Newton (1642–1727) grew from a quiet and curious boy into one of the most influential scientists of all time.This colorful picture book biography celebrates Newton's discoveries that illuminated the mysteries of gravity, motion and even rainbows, discoveries that gave mankind a new understanding of the natural world, discoveries that changed science forever.

by Kathryn Lasky - Adventure, Children's, Children's 8-12, Family Life, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic, Youth Fiction
Ryder Holmsby is the same age as Rory, the popular TV cartoon character her animator parents created. Ryder and Rory are alike --- bold and brave! But Ryder is a bit lonely: Mom passed away a couple of years ago and Dad is dating a woman with snooty teenage daughters. Ryder doesn’t fit in with them at all. And then: Shazam! Rory jumps out of the TV into Ryder’s bedroom to tell her that the TV studio behind her parents’ show is trying to turn Rory into a dopey princess --- no more adventures. She needs Ryder’s help! 
by Kathryn Lasky - Youth Fiction

The horses are in danger. They were rounded up by the two-legs and forced onto a boat to cross the wide ocean. By a miracle, the horses survived and made it to land. All but one --- the ghost horse, the leader of the pack. Now it's up to her daughter, only a filly, to take charge of the terrified herd

by Kathryn Lasky - Children's, Fantasy, Fiction
The horses are in danger: rounded up and forced onto a boat on the ocean only to be forced into the sea when the boat is deemed too heavy. By a miracle, the horses made it to land. All but one --- the ghost horse, the leader of the pack. Now it's up to her daughter to take charge of the terrified herd. Stranded in a new land, surrounded by two-legs, will the horses find a way to live safe and free?
by Kathryn Lasky - Fiction

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.

by Kathryn Lasky - Fiction, Nature

No one ever saw Faolan as a leader. But there's something about Faolan that inspires certain wolves . . . and leaves others deeply suspicious. Now, with a dangerous threat on the horizon, the pack must make a choice. If Faolan can't fulfill his destiny, it could be the end of the Wolves of the Beyond.

by Kathryn Lasky - Children's, Fantasy, Fiction

Exiled as a pup, then shunned by his fellow wolves for his unusual connection to the bears, Faolan has struggled to earn a place in the pack. But a terrible danger is looming on the horizon, and Faolan is the only one who knows how to fight it. Unless Faolan can inspire the pack to stand together, it could be the end of the wolves of the beyond.

by Kathryn Lasky

In the conclusion to the bestselling series, two ruthless villains join forces to wreak havoc on the world. Will the Great Tree survive?

by Kathryn Lasky - Historical Fiction

Sofia continues to chronicle life in her new home, the North End of Boston, as her best friend Maureen comes to live with her, and her parents open their own store. Sofia describes the daily hardships and joys that she meets as a new American.

by Kathryn Lasky - Historical Fiction

After her dramatic release from quarantine and reunion with her family, Sofia moves to the North End of Boston, where the Monaris start their new lives in their new country. While her parents struggle to make ends meet, Sofia must adjust to her American school, friends and job.

by Kathryn Lasky - Historical Fiction

When Sofia and her family arrive in Ellis Island after a long and difficult journey from Italy, a cruel twist of fate separates Sofia from her parents and sends her into "quarantine." There, in a state-run hopsital, she and her new friend, Maureen, must learn to overcome the twin hardships of immigration and alienation, while they maintain the hope that they will be reunited with their families.

by Kathryn Lasky - Historical Fiction

As the fight for women's suffrage heats up, Kathleen"Kat" Bowen gets to participate as her mother and her sister, and many others close to her organize and act to win the right to vote.