Bobbie is thrilled that a golden eagle has settled near her family farm. She loves climbing the hills to watch it soar across the sky and stalk its prey. But not everybody shares her feelings for the magnificent bird. When it becomes clear that the eagle is in grave danger, Bobbie is determined to do everything she can to protect it, But then she is faced with the threat of being sent away to boarding school, far from everything she knows. Will Bobbie be brave enough to fight for the bird and home that she loves?
This is a beautifully told story about a young girl finding the courage to stand up for the things she loves and believes in. There are two threats at the heart of this story; the threat against the eagles and the threat to Bobbie being sent away to boarding school. I recently added this to my senior school library. The recommended reading age is 8+ and it is perfect for dyslexic and reluctant readers but equally enjoyable for any reader. Printed in a dyslexia-friendly layout, typeface and paperstock , combined with an engaging and moving tale, this is perfect for encouraging a love of stories in anyone. I have recently added this title to my Senior School Library and I feel that, although great for readers 8+, it is right for Years 7 & 8 who may find reading challenging or has no interest in it.
Eagle Warrior looks at our relationship with the natural world around us and how we can be destructive by killing these beautiful creatures but also reminds us that there are plenty of people willing to stand up and protect them. There is ample great subject matter to discuss with young readers such as feelings, emotions, the effects of our actions, and how speaking out, even when we feel scared can make a difference. Bobbie not only help save the life of one of her beloved eagles but she also found the courage to tell her family how she really felt about moving away to a boarding school. A reminder that although those who care for us have the best intentions, they’re not always right for us.
Eagle Warrior is also on the Accelerated Reader Scheme at Book Level 4.
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