Mary Peace FinleyAward-winning author of books for young people
•Top Hand Award, Colorado Authors League•Finalist, Colorado Book Award, YA category•Nominated by the ALA/ALSA Recommended Books for the Reluctant Reader•Nominated, Colorado Blue Spruce Award•Included in Best Books for Young Adult Readers Grades 7 - 12, by Stephen J. Calvert. Libraries Unlimited. Soaring Eagle is the first novel of the Santa Fe Trail Trilogy. It is the survival adventure story of blond, green-eyed Julio Montoya on the Santa Fe Trail in 1845, a journey fraught with grief, loneliness, disease, snowblindness, and death. Julio's search for identity leads him away from his Mexican family in Taos deeply into another life in another culture —the Cheyenne—which he embraces, then abandons to continue the search for clues to his past at Bent's Fort.•Click here to enjoy Chapter One!•Click to read reviews•Teachers' Guide is available from Filter Press Books.