A great 5 star review for TALON, COME FLY WITH ME


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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book For A Young Person In Overcoming Social Rejection, August 25, 2015

By Gary L. Grizzell

This review is from: Talon, Come Fly with Me (Kindle Edition)

In Talon Come Fly With Me by Gigi Sedlmayer, the young girl, Matica, must overcome amazing challenges in reaching her goal. One of these obstacles is in the form of social rejection.

Young readers can see characteristics of courage, belief in self, love for others, care for a diminishing species in the face of poachers, and ingenuity in finding her own way in the face of social rejection. Due to her very different and unusual physical appearance, she had a lot to overcome. She did indeed overcome her obstacles. She owned these and overcame. She jumped over hurdles not only to her self-image but to the protection of the helpless, that is, the egg of the two Condors, Tamo and Tima. Focusing on the protection needed naturally diverted her attention from the social rejection.

This type of rejection is a very real problem today among young people. Peer pressure, rejection by the peer groups and cliques, finds some young people retreating into a state of depression, making the days of their youth an unpleasant experience. So, in addition to inspiring and motivating the young reader to read up on amazing creatures of flight and nature itself (which within itself is a great achievement of the book due to the author’s excellent descriptions of the birds and the landscapes), I see this imaginative, highly detailed book as a winner in relation to assisting a young reader to overcome difficulties by focusing on a major goal involving service and of giving of oneself wholeheartedly to that goal.

Gary L. Grizzell, author of Critique Of Joseph Fletcher’s Book – “Situation Ethics The New Morality” – http://tinyurl.com/pxs8fpc or http://tinyurl.com/q7tvoft


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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