Talon, On the Wing – Mary Ann Barrucco

5.0 out of 5 stars Gigi You have Blown me away again Wonderful, March 30, 2014

By mary ann barrucco (NEW YORK USA) – See all my reviews

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This review is from: Talon, on the Wing (Paperback)

Talon on the wing is book 2 in the series.It is so heartwarming and uplifting for all ages.Matia was a very lonely 10 year old child trapped in a body of a two year old. She made friends with condors and saved their egg from poachers. She was not accepted in the village she lived with the indians. So the condors became her friends. When Talon was born she cared for him until he was able to fly. When he Talon grew up he loved Matia so much he took her for a ride on his back. She was so happy and knew there was a reason for her size. When the Indians heard about it they also accepted her. Matia is now growing up to be very wise. She is also learning feelings of puppy love. Matia and Talon will take you on journeys that will make you feel as if you were flying with them. You will sour over mountains and feel the raindrops on your face and the wind blowing your hair. You will be on the ride with them. When you come home you will shout HORRAY because you will really feel like you were flying.



About Gigi Sedlmayer

Gisela (Gigi) Sedlmayer was born on 19 May 1944 in Potsdam, a suburb of Berlin in Germany. Her family escaped to the West just before the infamous wall went up. They moved around in Germany until finally settling in Munich where Gigi studied architectural drafting and met Albert in 1965, marrying in December 1967. She worked as a civil draftsperson in various private consultancies in Munich. Since her uncle was a writer, she tried to write short animal stories herself. Nothing further came of it, but she developed a love for the written word and started to consume books. In May 1975, Gigi and her husband moved to New Zealand. Because of language challenges, she started a handicraft business. As a specialty, she made colourful parrots of which she sold thousands in a few years. In 1988, they decided to adopt and became adoptive parents of twin girls the year after. They lived in New Zealand for eighteen years and moved to Australia in September 1992. Two years later Gigi was diagnosed with cancer. After operations and radiation, she withdrew, thinking that she would probably soon be dead, like her friend who died of cancer, but her two little girls gave her the courage to keep going. After a few years, still among the living, her brain started to work again, so she thought, 'Get a grip on yourself and do something good with your life'. She remembered the time she wrote short stories and got inspired again, seeing her husband Albert writing the story of their adoption. Her English became increasingly better so she pressed on to develop her creative writing. Albert taught her how to use a computer and she wrote many short stories. She entered them in competitions and often got very good reports back, which gave her confidence to go on writing. One day the idea for the TALON series came to her and she spent the next several years bringing the story and the characters to life. She now loves writing and spends most of her time at the computer, developing new story lines. She also loves travelling, 4x4 touring, swimming, gardening, handcrafting, reading, fossicking and enjoys good adventure DVD's or going to the movies.
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