Article Title

Stand on the Sky


Taylor Nelson


Outstanding, Intermediate, Young Adult, Mongolia, Kazakh Nomads, Eagle Hunting, Cancer, Family

Document Type

Book Review


In Kazakh culture, it is the men who train and hunt with eagles. But Aisulu’s brother, Serik, is ill, and a baby eagle has imprinted on Aisulu. When she hears of an eagle hunter competition with prize money enough to get Serik treatment and keep her family from having to abandon their nomadic way of life, Aisulu determines to train her eaglet to become the finest eagle hunter there is. With the help of her intimidating uncle and foreign aunt, Aisulu must earn her eagle’s trust and fight for her right to fly.