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Talon, On the Wing : A book about adventure and friendship - Gigi Sedlmayer

Talon, On the Wing

A book about adventure and friendship

By: Gigi Sedlmayer

Paperback | 16 December 2013

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Inspirational and Uplifting read for the young and the not so young! 

Matica's predicament turns into her greatest gift

 

It's a different story than any other. It's unique. A magical fantasy.

 

An incredible combination of Matica, with her disability struggles and being in a spectacular place - the Great Andes mountains. The lives of the people in the village, their interaction with one another and the amazing friendship between them, the girl and the mighty Andean condor - Talon. Matica has the most amazing adventures and near misses one after the other her condor. 

 

But will it stop her from having the greatest fun?

 

Besides now being accepted by the local people, love develops between Amos, a local boy, and herself as she overcomes her handicap and shows bravery and courage.

 

This is a coming-of-age story where Matica is learning patience, forgiveness and trust. 


Industry Reviews

Reviewed by Sefina Hawke for Readers' Favorite


Talon: On the Wing by Gigi Sedlmayer is the second book in the children's adventure series Talon. This is a book that would appeal most to an audience of children who enjoy animal adventure stories or stories where the main character has a disability. Matica is a young girl who is trapped in the body of a two-year-old; however, her disability is transformed from a curse into a gift when she realizes that her size allows her to fly on the back of Talon. Talon is a condor and the offspring of Tamo and Tima, who were rescued by Matica and her father from poachers. Will Matica come to embrace her disability or will she only ever see it as a curse?


Talon: On the Wing by Gigi Sedlmayer is a very sweet children's book that would be perfect for children with disabilities or special needs as it teaches the valuable lesson of not allowing a disability to define a person. I found the adventure aspects of the story to be perfectly geared for young children and it reminded me a bit of the cartoons I used to watch as a child. I personally liked the way that the author not only created her own characters and plots, but also worked in real information about South American culture. The blend of fiction and non-fiction works perfectly in creating an attention-grabbing story that not only entertains, but also teaches! Overall, I found the book to be very well-written and while I found the story enjoyable as an adult, I feel that I would have enjoyed it much more as a child.


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