Stand on the Sky

Stand on the Sky

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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.
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario : Scholastic Canada Ltd., ©2019.
ISBN: 9781443163798
Characteristics: 312 pages ;,22 cm.


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Aug 03, 2019

This middle grade novel provides a wonderful opportunity to learn about living with a nomad tribe in modern day Mongolia. Aisulu and her brother Serik are searching for a lost horse when a blizzard catches them up on the mountain. When they are able to return to their camp Serik breaks his leg while trying to capture an eagle. This sets off a chain of events which will change the life of their family in unforeseen ways. Ultimately we get to watch Aisulu try to become an eagle hunter -- a role exclusively filled by men in her culture. The reader will struggle and grow along with Aisulu. A beautiful story of perseverance and family ties.

Jun 05, 2019

This put me right into this culture. I loved it so much and it makes me want to watch the documentary with a similar theme.

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