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The eagle huntress : the true story of the girl who soared beyond expectations / Aisholpan Nurgaiv with Liz Welch.

Aisholpan, Nurgaiv, (author.). Welch, Liz, 1969- (author.).

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library J 639.1092 AIS (Text) 33500013273024 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library J 639.1092 AIS (Text) 33500013273032 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780316522618
  • ISBN: 0316522619
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, [2020]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue: Seeing my story for the first time -- The white eagle -- My people are eagle hunters -- Nomadic life -- A rite of passage -- Tourists -- Asher arrives -- Otto, not just another excited tourist -- How to train an eagle -- Blessings and opinions -- The road to Ulgii -- The golden eagle contest -- How to catch a fox in the winter -- Famous in Mongolia -- and beyond -- The Aisholpan effect.
Summary, etc.:
"Eagle huntress Aisholpan Nurgaiv shares her story"-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 8-12 Little, Brown and Company.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 March #2
    The nomadic Kazakhs in Mongolia are guided by the rhythms of the seasons, but their love of family and animals defines their way of life. Aisholpan Nurgaiv was born into such a family. Even as a toddler, her love and respect for her father's hunting eagle was apparent. At 13, she entered and won the Golden Eagle Festival competition with her father's eagle, becoming the first female huntress in seven generations of her family. With the help of Welch, Nurgaiv describes her family and their devotion to the eagles they train and use in their hunts. Her story will effortlessly bring children into her world and introduce them to her treasured traditions. Though her culture and upbringing will be very different from that of the average reader, they will connect with Nurgaiv's young age and pursuit of her passion. Further reading suggestions and a Kazakh glossary offer additional insight into Kazakh culture. A great stand-alone or companion to the documentary film The Eagle Huntress. Grades 4-8. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Aisholpan Nurgaiv was the first female eagle hunter to have competed in the Golden Eagle Festival in Ölgii, Mongolia. Her story was featured in the award-winning documentary film The Eagle Huntress. She is currently a student in Kazakhstan.

Liz Welch is an award-winning journalist and memoirist. She is the co-author of the New York Times bestselling I Will Always Write Back and The Kids Are All Right, which won an ALA Alex Award.

Subject: Aisholpan, Nurgaiv > Juvenile literature.
Falconers > Mongolia > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Girls > Mongolia > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Women hunters > Mongolia > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Falconry > Mongolia > Juvenile literature.
Kazakhs > Mongolia > Social life and customs > Juvenile literature.
Golden eagle > Mongolia > Juvenile literature.
Golden eagle.
Kazakhs > Social life and customs.
Women hunters.
Aisholpan, Nurgaiv.
Girls > Mongolia > Biography.
Hunting > Mongolia.
Falconry > Mongolia.
Kazakhs > Mongolia > Social life and customs.
Eagles > Mongolia.
Genre: Juvenile works.

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