‘Talon Flight For Life’ by Gigi Sedimayer – Book Review by LAWonder10
Children's Books , Young Adult Books / February 12, 2013

  Talon and his parents are very unique condors.  Matica and her family has taken this family of birds “under their wings”. This is a continuing amazing account of the interactions of Matica, her father and the fowl with the people, on the way to Cajamarca to get supplies. Matica has never been outside her village since she was five years old. Her father is desirous that she discover many things which exist outside her little community. Things are fairly slow until they begin their journey home.  That is when some traumatic and exciting things occur. This is and ARC but I pity the editor. The punctuation, grammar and typos were excessive. Because it is an ARC and I have not viewed the final published works I will not rate on grammatical errors. Still, the third book seemed very repetitive and dragged for the first half of the story. The last half of the book made up for the lack of adventure in the first half. Besides, if you skip this book of the series, you skip some very important, key events. This is still a very good series for older elementary and Middle-school age children. It would be a…

‘Talon On The Wing’ by Gigi Sedlmeyer – Book Review by LAWonder10
Children's Books , Fantasy / February 6, 2013

 Talon on the wing is the second book in the children’s realistic fantasy of the Talon series.  These are clean, delightful stories of a family and village and their relationship with some very special fowl. Matica has to make some very big choices…One in particular.  Will she choose to be with her father or her very special friend?  Could she have it both ways?  This “trial” is in preparation for an even bigger event in the near future. In this second book, the adventures from the first book continues and evolves into even more daring events.   The book is similar to the first but the situations vary a little and it is still a very interesting and stimulating tale.  It is also a great chapter book for mid to older elementary age students. The book cover is slightly deceiving in relation to the book but not to the extreme.  It  is colorful and eye-catching. This is an ARC so I did not put a lot of emphasis on the several typos and sometimes poor grammar at times when it wasn’t intended as such.  However, that needs to be addressed.  The ending was meant to stir curiosity but it came accross…

‘Talon Come Fly With Me’ by Gigi Sedimayer – Book Review by LAWonder10
Children's Books , Fantasy , Young Adult Books / February 3, 2013

    Matica was a lonely, distraught girl with a disability.  She felt desperate.  Her parents were very supportive, loving and encouraging but was that enough? Her parents were on a mission in Peru among an Indian tribe.  Her brother was energetic and had his own friends but he also loved his older sister. When Matica felt all was in vain, she miraculously made friends with very unusual beings.  Was it just by chance or from divine intervention this most unusual situation occurred?  She was too elated to discover which it was.  It just gave life meaning.  From this point on, Matica’s world was opened up to a whole new existence. Join Matica and her family in the extraordinary events that ensued the changes in their ordinarily routine lives . This is the first book of a series.  It definitely sets the foundation for the following books of the series.  Without the first book, the reader would miss key events. The book cover very well portrays the story. It is bright and eye-catching. The title also defines the story very well. The story is a creative fantasy that will seem very real to the vivid imaginations of youth. It is…