Stand on the Sky

by Erin Bow
$16.99
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An exquisitely written, uplifting middle grade debut by acclaimed author, Erin Bow, about a young girl who defies her family’s expectations in order to save her brother and become an eagle hunter, perfect for fans of PAX.


  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9781328557469
  • ISBN-10: 1328557464
  • Pages: 336
  • Publication Date: 03/05/2019
  • Carton Quantity: 24

About the book

An exquisitely written, uplifting middle grade debut by acclaimed author, Erin Bow, about a young girl who defies her family’s expectations in order to save her brother and become an eagle hunter, perfect for fans of PAX. 

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

Erin Bow was trained as a physicist, though she now spends her days writing poetry and fiction in a tiny (though heated) garden shed in Ontario, Canada.  Her books – which include 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. ErinBow.com. @erinbowbooks. 

Reviews

"Beautifully told."--Kirkus