5.0 out of 5 starsA song of praise to nature., August 13, 2016
This review is from: Talon, Come Fly with Me (Kindle Edition)
Matica and her family emigrate from Australia to Peru. While her little brother is getting along just fine, Matica doesn’t fit. She doesn’t have any friends. She feels very lonely and rejected. Her mom tells her that in every bad situation there is a gift, but Matica has a hard time figuring out her gift. Then, she meets Tamo the condor. She tames him, or maybe it’s the other way around and Tamo tames Matica…
Her love for the huge birds paves the way into the local community hearts, and finally, she realizes the benefits in being small and unique.
This is an amazing story about friendship and kindness. Matica is such a strong character. I’m sure she can be a great role model for every child who feels different and rejected.
5.0 out of 5 starsMatica, Indians, and Condors – A must read!, August 9, 2016
This review is from: Talon, Come Fly with Me (Kindle Edition)
This highly entertaining story about a girl with a disability that
keeps her trapped in a shorter body of a two-year-old is a treasure to
read! Her personality will delight you, and the Indians add to the
entertainment. The condors are the real characters here. It is like
watching a cartoon as you read the mischief and the adventures of
these birds as they learn to interact with Matica, her family, and the
Indians in the village.

If your child likes animals and wildlife and is fascinated by them,
they will adore this book. There are so many interesting facts about
these birds, and the details about how big they are, their
intelligence, and near extinction will astound you.

It is wonderful to see how the Indians finally accept Matica. She is a
bold, smart and brave little girl who is trying to make friends and
adjust to being lonely.

This book is full of twists, excitement, danger, and trust and friendship.

I highly recommend this series to anyone with children as a book to
share with family and to discuss what they learned from it.

Purchase it for your family today, or give as a gift to your
grandchildren. It is one that they will cherish and remember for years
to come!

TALON, COME FLY WITH ME-1 front cover copy

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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