The Eagle Huntress: The True Story of the Girl Who Soared Beyond Expectations

By Aisholpan Nurgaiv with Liz Welch

Teenaged eagle hunter Aisholpan Nurgaiv tells the true story of how she became the first girl to compete in—and win—one of Mongolia’s most prestigious competitions. Nurgaiv’s story and fresh, sincere voice are not only inspiring but truly magnificent: with the support of her father, she captured and trained her own golden eagle and won the Ölgii eagle festival. A memoir of survival, empowerment, and the positive impact of one person’s triumph.


2022-2023 Lamplighter Award

Reading Level: 5.8

Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN# 978-0316522618 (HB)