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Talon, on the wing
by Gisela (Gigi) H Sedlmayer   

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Publisher:  BookPal ISBN-10:  1742841740 Type: 


Copyright:  March 1, 2012 ISBN-13:  9781742841731

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Matica is speaking:
I see myself as a girl that likes to overcome all obstacles, all problems and all difficulties how bad they maybe, because I found out in my young life that I can overcome them, if I set my mind to it. I succeeded and so can you. Don’t stick your head in the sand, face your difficulties, face your affliction. Look for a condor as I have done, I don’t mean a real condor like me, but something you can identify yourself with, relay to it, love to do or like to be.

What Matica had dreamed of ever since she first befriended the condors, actually had happened in the last chapter of the previous book, Talon, come fly with me. Matica flew out of the hut when Talon became frightened after a spark of the open fireplace nearly hit him.


Matica was anxious because she didn’t know how she could climb and lay on Talon the next day to fly with him. But Talon made it easy and showed her the way.


Finally accepting Matica into their community with that incredible event, the Indians loved seeing her flying on Talon and she has to tell every flying event in class. Only her mother wasn’t very impressed. She was afraid of her daughter. She could fall. But after showing her how safe she was laying on Talon, so small and looking like a blimp on big Talon, her mother gave her the go ahead.


Matica is so happy that she is small and didn’t want to have it any differently. She was accepted, she was loved, she could fly on Talon. What more could she have? All her rejection and hardship was over.


The Indians promised Matica that they would always protect the condors from any poachers, if they ever would return. 


In this book she has scores of incredible adventures and near disasters with Talon; also a love between Amos and her developes.


The adventure continues.


If you don't know how to go on in life, whatever it might be, even if you have a disability, find a "condor". Not a real one of course, but something you can relate to, can love doing it, or writing something down, or painting. Of course Matica in my story TALON, COME FLY WITH ME did found a real condor, the biggest land bird on our beautiful earth. And becouse of that she can handle every obstacle, every negative comment it is made to her, because she knew she did not diserve it. And then Matica was loved by everyone, not rejected anymore.

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Gigi is clawing her way to the top by Phoenix Johnson
Gisela continues the story of Matica and Talon, ever faithful to her style and message in this, the third installment in her Talon series. So far, we have been with Matica as she rescued a condor egg from poachers, raising the condor chick she names Talon, while his parents Tamo and Tima watch in approval, and this is just in the first book. The second book sees dreams come to life as the relationship and understanding between Matica and Talon grows ever deeper. In Flight for Life, we follow the unlikely duo as poachers return and Matica continues to struggle with her self-esteem due to her disability. Her continuing acceptance from the South American Indians in the surrounding villages and cities gives her pride and reason to hold her head high, however, as they stand in awe of her relationship with the endangered condors. Some may view it as far stretched; but the beauty of hope and positivity is what makes this such a wonderful series. It is a perfect way to teach children and young adults that no matter how different we are, we can all make a difference and that whatever life throws at us, we should never let it get us down but rather take it in stride and keep our heads held high, just like Matica.

Talon flies yet again...better than ever by David Broughton
This third book in the series is the culmination of the story started in the first book. A must read if you've read the other two. If not, I recommend you get all three at one time, that way you can keep right on flying along. The writing is great, the story imaginative, and rather different, but with a familiar feel. By all means get this book, and the other two as well. I prefer the Ebook format, but it's available in both Ebook and print versions for those that still like the sensory connection a real book gives you.

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