Talon, come fly with me is the first book in the Talon series.
Here is a short description of the book:
Nine year old Matica lives in a remote village on a dry plateau in the Andes of Peru. She moved to Peru when she was five with her Australian missionary and schoolteacher parents. Because Matica is challenged and is trapped in the body of a two year old, her growth handicap has caused her to be rejected by the local people and they would not accept her into their community or allow her to play with their children.
Being alone and having only her parents for talking to her and lifting her up, she often is roaming around the plateau.
One day she sees two of the incredible huge condors flying over the plateau. And there and now, she is making up her mind to befriend them.
And true enough, of the condors is coming closer down to her, weather it was that he was looing if she was food or if he only was curious, Matica never will find out.
But with patience and a sense of adventure Matica befriends him, as he, the male condor came down to her.
A strong bond and love develops between them.
Finding out that the condors, she named them Tamo and Tima have an egg and the poachers were just getting it, Matica with her father rescue the egg. From there on they are trying to protect them from poachers. Since they couldn’t bring up the egg again, so the condors could incubate it, she took it home, with the understanding of the condors to incubate it. She nurtures it to hatching. The egg hatches on her 10th birthday and she names the new fledging Talon.
Many adventures unfold with Talon and Tima and Tamo, and how Talon learns to fly, including her finally being accepted into the local community. And something totally unexpected happen.
This is the beginning of many incredible adventures with Talon and Matica. It also is a story of hope, determination and love.