The Coming of Hoole by Kathryn Lasky

210 pages first pub 2006 (editions)

fiction fantasy middle grade adventurous fast-paced


Grank raises the hatchling deep in a forest far from owls that would kill the royal chick named Hoole to end the kingly line. His mother comes to visit, in disguise, and departs again. Not even the chick must know his mother's identity. It would g...

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Community Reviews Summary of 473 reviews


adventurous 88%
dark 44%
mysterious 44%
emotional 22%
inspiring 22%
tense 22%
reflective 11%
sad 11%


fast 66%
medium 22%
slow 11%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 50% | Character: 25% | Plot: 25%

Strong character development?

Yes: 75% | It's complicated: 25%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 62% | It's complicated: 25% | No: 12%

Diverse cast of characters?

It's complicated: 62% | Yes: 37%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 50% | It's complicated: 37% | Yes: 12%

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