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The Resource Ali and the golden eagle, Wayne Grover

Ali and the golden eagle, Wayne Grover

Label
Ali and the golden eagle
Title
Ali and the golden eagle
Statement of responsibility
Wayne Grover
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An American working in Saudi Arabia befriends a boy from a remote village and helps him train an eagle to hunt. An American who has lived in Saudi Arabia combines fact and fiction to honor the ancient art of falconry. Wayne, the narrator, rappels down a cliff into the village of Ezratu, where he meets a promising young falconer, Ali. The village--untouched by the oil-won advance of the rest of the country--seems self- reliant and (to Wayne's eye) very nearly a Shangri-La. Into his budding friendship with Ali, he brings a baby eagle (Samson), stolen from its nest, for Ali to train. Samson and the boy go on to win a falconry contest; meanwhile, Prince Faisal is so impressed by Ali's falconry that he brings electricity, roads, and medicine to Ezratu, leaving an open question: despite the well-intentioned, progressive thinking, will this be good or bad for the once-independent village? Though Grover's language is often clumsy and repetitive, his plotting is more than adequate and well supported by the noble Ali and his well-regarded father, jealous older brother Faud, and, of course, good-natured Wayne. The author's attempts as a cultural tour guide are admirable, but the story works best as a far-flung adventure
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Grover, Wayne
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.G93115
LC item number
Al 1993
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Eagles
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Eagles
  • Saudi Arabia
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Ali and the golden eagle, Wayne Grover
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
25026127
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 150 pages
Isbn
9780688113858
Lccn
91043736
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
UMSL: Jean Craighead George Children's Science Collection.
System control number
(OCoLC)25026127
Label
Ali and the golden eagle, Wayne Grover
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
25026127
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 150 pages
Isbn
9780688113858
Lccn
91043736
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
UMSL: Jean Craighead George Children's Science Collection.
System control number
(OCoLC)25026127

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