TALON, COME FLY WITH ME by Gigi Sedlmayer is a wonderful and inspirational story for adults and children alike. It is the tender story of a girls love for the mighty condor, a vulture and nearly extinct. Matica, who because of a genetic disorder is, at age ten, no bigger than a two year old. She lives in Peru and the Indians there fear her and refuse to allow their children to play with her. Without friends and only her four-year brother as a playmate, Matica befriends two condors who eventually give her their egg to protect, nurture and eventually take care of the young hatchling to protect it from poachers.
This beautifully written story deals with disability and the fear of differences as perceived by others and a young girl’s love and devotion to the condors. At times you will laugh, but you will always be amazed. The book is the first in a series of heartwarming adventures.
I loved that Sedlmayer wove information about the condors into her story. While reading TALON, COME FLY WITH ME, I learned a lot about condors that I would never have known otherwise. Though the main character is a female, the book is not gender specific in that Matica could just as easily been a boy. It is certainly appropriate for people of all ages, but I heartily recommend it to the 9-12-year-old readers.
To learn more about the author
Author’s blog – Talon, Family Book Series
Blogspot – Talon
Twitter – @GigiSedlmayer
Goodreads – Profile Page
Amazon Author Page – Gigi Sedlmayer
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