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- ISBN: 9781328630070 (e-book)
- ISBN: 1328557464
- ISBN: 9781328557469
329 pages ; 22 cm
- Publisher: Boston ; Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 
|Summary, etc.:||Twelve--year-old Aisulu defies the expectations of her Kazakh family and tradition to train an eagle in order to save her brother, Serik, and prevent her family from giving up their nomadic life forever.|
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 July #1
Aisulu, 12, is a member of a Kazakh nomad family in Mongolia, raised in tradition but also in a modern world. She may live in a ger (or yurt), but it has solar panels; her uncle Dulat may be head of the family, but he was recalled from a career as a civil engineer when his father, Aisulu's grandfather, died. Everything changes when her beloved older brother, Serik, who longs to be a burkitshi, or eagle hunter, breaks his leg while pursuing an eagle. Aisulu, heartbroken, rescues the eaglet from the nest and, flying in the face of Kazakh tradition, starts training to be a burkitshi herself. When Dulat sees that she is serious and has skill with the eaglet, he helps her train for the Golden Eagle Festival, where she will challenge not only the grown men who have been training their own eagles, but tradition itself. Though the author will likely be criticized for writing from a perspective far outside her own culture, and more detailed back matter would have been very welcome, the narrative of this book is lyrical and lovely and features complex and vivid characters. Grades 5-8. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.
Erin Bow trained as a physicist, but she now spends her days writing poetry and fiction in a tiny (though heated) garden shed in Ontario, Canada. Her books&;which include the fairy tale Plain Kate, the thoughtful horror Sorrow's Knot, and science fiction duology The Scorpion Rules and The Swan Riders &; have won a fistful of awards. www.ErinBow.com. Twitter/Instagram: @erinbowbooks
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