A 5 star review for TALON, COME FLY WITH ME by J.E. Rogers
Matica is a little blond girl who does not feel accepted by the community in the village of Pucara in the highlands of Peru. On her own, and in her quest to connect with others, she enters the countryside and meets two Andean condors, who she names Tamo and Tima. Over a year’s time, Matica develops an uncanny ability to communicate with the condors and when she realizes that their egg is threatened by poachers, she rescues the egg with Tamo’s and Tima’s unspoken blessing. When the egg hatches on her birthday, it is the greatest gift Matica could have ever dreamed of.
Matica’s character captured my heart, and I was thrilled that she could relate to the condors. This not only made her happy, but also created a conduit by which she could connect with youngsters and families within the village where she and her family lived. It drives home the point that we all need to feel a part of the world in which we live.
This delightful story not only tells a fabulous tale, it introduces the reader to a great deal of information about Andean Condors, which are ‘near threatened’ according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature. The short chapters and easy reading make this book a super selection for an early or even reluctant reader. I highly recommend, Gigi Sedlmayer’s first book, Talon, Come Fly with Me, in the Talon Series.