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Stand on the Sky

by Erin Bow

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Stand on the Sky is the 2019 winner of the Governor General's Award for Children's Literature!A gripping new read from Erin Bow, acclaimed and bestselling author of Plain Kate and The Scorpion Rules!She had always heard that the eagle chooses the eagle hunter. She wanted that. She wanted her eagle to come to her. To choose her.It goes against all tradition for Aisulu to train an eagle, for among the Kazakh nomads, only men can fly them. But everything changes when Aisulu discovers that her brother, Serik, has been concealing a bad limp that risks not just his future as the family's leader, but his life too.When her parents leave to seek a cure for Serik in a distant hospital, Aisulu finds herself living with her intimidating uncle and strange auntie -- and secretly caring for an orphaned baby eagle. To save her brother and keep her family from having to leave their nomadic life behind forever, Aisulu must earn her eagle’s trust and fight for her right to soar. Along the way, she discovers that family are people who choose each other, home is a place you build, and hope is a thing with feathers.Erin Bow’s lyrical middle grade debut is perfect for fans of original animal-friendship stories like Pax and Because of Winn Dixie.

 

About the Author
Erin Bow is the author of The Scorpion Rules, which received three starred reviews and was a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year and it’s sequel, The Swan Riders, which received two starred reviews. She also wrote the acclaimed Russian-flavored fantasy Plain Kate, which received two starred reviews and was a YALSA Best Book of the Year, and the terrifying YA ghost story Sorrow’s Knot, which received five starred reviews and was a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year. Visit her at ErinBow.com.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
9 to 14
Grade:
5 to 8
Awards
  • Short-listed, IODE Canada Violet Downey Award
  • Commended, OLA Best Bets
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre
  • Winner, Governor General's Award for Young People's Literature - Text
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Praise for Stand on the SkyWinner, Governor General's Award for Children's Literature - Text, 2019

“In writing that is both evocative and perfectly pitched for young readers, Stand on the Sky tells the heartfelt and gripping tale of a Kazakh girl who, despite cultural barriers, struggles to train a wild eagle. With its authentic voice, the novel transports the reader to the steppes of Mongolia and opens up a fascinating world where age-old tradition is overturned by one young girl’s bravery and determination.” — Jury citation, Governor General’s Award for Young People’s Literature Text

“Bow’s poetic prose heightens the story and deepens it, her rich turns of phrase tucking their own sharp wisdom into the mix.” – Toronto Star“A wonderfully open-ended picture book for reading aloud, it’s sure to lead children outdoors, or at least to the nearest window.” – Quill & Quire

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