Talon, Connected

Matica still lives in the small village of Pucara with her brother, mom and dad, who is recovering from his near death experience Her 11th birthday is coming up and the things she is about to encounter proves she is very brave Events take a sudden turn when she is invited to see Elcano, the very old and frail father of the village elder Pajaro Not once, but three timesMatica still lives in the small village of Pucara with her brother, mom and dad, who is recovering from his near death experience Her 11th birthday is coming up and the things she is about to encounter proves she is very brave Events take a sudden turn when she is invited to see Elcano, the very old and frail father of the village elder Pajaro Not once, but three times he summons her She is afraid of him but he fascinates her He calls her his daughter Why The amazing things he is about to tell her could be life changing, things she had never thought about Matica nearly jumps out of her skin at what she is told Who me she questions herself Really me Will Matica be able to cope with these life changing disclosures In the midst of all this, the poachers are back, looking for eggs and birds and Talon TALON, CONNECTED is far than a kids story It is a story about growing up, friendship, and the challenge of moral choices and respect Ride along during the ongoing adventures of Matica and her best friends, the condors Talon, Tamo and Tima, characters many readers already know and have learned to love TALON, CONNECTED is the fourth book of the epic adventure series TALON.
Talon Connected Matica still lives in the small village of Pucara with her brother mom and dad who is recovering from his near death experience Her th birthday is coming up and the things she is about to encounte

  • Title: Talon, Connected
  • Author: Gigi Sedlmayer
  • ISBN: 9780987468666
  • Page: 336
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. We are all connected!'When you have to walk further, wherever it might be, I beg you, never to go alone anymore. I think that as a lesson for us all. I believe it was a warning. If Dad had been alone, he surely would have died.'I was deeply moved by this narrative describing the picture of a loving family, facing the everyday challenges together. The boy who loved his birthday presents, a couple of his favorite books, together with the love of his sister and parents, as well as their animal/cond [...]

    2. Talon Connected by Gigi Sedlmayer is a heartwarming tale of family, inclusivity and environment focusing on incidents in the life of Matica, a native of an Indian village in Pucara. Her father Crayn and her mother Mira keep a watchful eye over the girl, knowing that their rugged environment can pose a challenge to a girl of her age dealing with her disability. Amos, a young boy in their tribe, is deeply attracted to the soulful girl and joins her in her mission to tend to the ailing village elde [...]

    3. The Talon series shows that anyone can be a hero no matter his or her size, special needs.Matica finds courage in the jungles when her father becomes incapacitated and must rely on Matica for his life. Her birds Toma, Tima, and Talon help her find courage and determination she never knew she had.To find out how her bird friends help her find something within herself she was unaware of, you will have to read the book. The series is the story of a child small for her age that shows the people of t [...]

    4. TALON, CONNECTED is the fourth book in this on-going series. As the book begins, Matica and her father are recovering from their ordeal in the last book. Her dad's leg is beginning to heal and Matica is recovering from exhaustion. The condors visit with almost human-like characteristics. And just as you think you have the story figured out, the poachers return, and a village elder whom was assumed "departed" at the beginning of the book starts summoning Matica. Why? What does he want? You have t [...]

    5. Connected is the fourth book in the Talon Series. Matica and her village are getting along very long. The village elder Pajaro tells her something that changes her life on her 11th birthday. The poachers are back wanting to steal bird eggs and so the life of her beloved birds are again at risk. There are a lot more incidents happening in the fourth book for Matica and it has a much more mature take on things.The story has a strong message embedded within its tale and that is the connection we al [...]

    6. The Talon series, and its fourth volume in particular, is an inspiration for all ages.Talon, Connected opens with a connection to the ordeal Matica coped with in the last volume, which moves her mother to think, “You are as strong as I thought you would be. I’m so proud of you.” This sets the tone for the coming adventures, where the girl’s bravery and passion for animals drives her to overcome her handicaps. Even in weakness, she is strong-willed.Summoned to Elcano’s hut, it is with m [...]

    7. Her Dad suffers a near-death experience while having a bad reaction to the bite and the poison. Her family discusses the possibilities of what might have happened if he had been alone. The children learn how much faith their parents have in them.Matica tells her family how the journey ended and of the dangers she had to face alone. The condors show more of their personality and intelligence.Matica learns that she doesn't need money to give her brother a gift for his birthday that will make him h [...]

    8. When I read any of Gigi's book I know I'm gonna love them! And I sure do.I feel like they've all touched me deeply. They're so well written, the plots are great. Just everything about them is fantasticBut on to this book. I can't remember if it was the last review for the third or the second, but in one of those I stated that I liked it better than the first.And ya know what? I think this is my favorite one of the series so far. The storyline with Matica's birthday, with Pajaro and everything el [...]

    9. Talon, connected by Sedlmayer. I received a free copy of this book and volunteered to review it. I have followed the protagonist Matica from book 1 and found a great improvement in the language. The book cover shows the majesty of the Peruvian mountains and the reader can see the condors swooping around and Matica on the back of Talon. We have conflict with Matica's father, Crayn who receives a nasty bite (or two) from an enormous spider. He is returning home with Matica and her condors find her [...]

    10. "Talon, Connected" by Gigi Sedlmayer is book 4 in her Talon series. It can be read alone or as part of the series. I, personally, enjoyed reading the whole series and I recommend it highly. In this story we learn more about Matica and her life in the Indian village of Pucara. Matica is growing up and we learn more about the people in the village.Perfect for an child 8 or older, and adults. Adults can read it to younger children, but the story deals with issues that some younger children may not [...]

    11. Reading the third in the series of Talon has made the series more interesting as there always seems more to come. The writer is able to describe the surrounding fauna very well and you begin to feel you can see it for yourself. It is a great story of family bonding and sharing. Great story Gigi Sedlemayer, looking forward to more!

    12. Gigi Sedlmayer asked me to review her wonderful Talon series. Previously, I have reviewed Talon, Come Fly With Me, Talon, On the Wing and Talon, Flight For Life. Talon, Connected is the 4th book of the story of Matica and the condors.If you have read the previous books (which I recommend) you know that Matica lives with her family in a remote area in Northern Peru near the Andes. Her parents, Crayn and Mira, are missionaries, who came to Peru from Australia. The Indians in their village shunned [...]

    13. Matica then said to Talon, stroking him, ‘All right. Now we fly, Talon?’Australian author Gisela (Gigi) Sedlmayer, originally from Germany until the Berlin Wall was erected, moved to Munich and studied architectural drafting – her entry into the work force – until she and her husband moved to New Zealand where her artistic gifts found response in creating hand crafted parrots. Gigi‘s next relocation was to Australia with her family now having grown to include two adopted twin girls. In [...]

    14. The Talon series is an inspiration for all ages. Matica continues to grow stronger in spirit and heart as she and Talon have more adventures together with Tima and Tamo. Matica has amazingly overcome great obstacles in her way. The Talon series has been an enjoyable, set of adventures that all ages will enjoy.

    15. Too Tall said:Too Tall Gisela is one of the best writers I know, and I know many, including some famous ones. Her Talon series was intended for tweens and teens, but it exceeds the norm so far that it's a series for anyone, of any age. I'm quite old, and a professional editor, so my standards are very high. I'm not her editor, but hers is so fabulous I've recommended she keep her no matter what. You see, Gisela is unique in another way. I think it was German, she spoke before she moved to Austra [...]

    16. These books continue to pull me into the story. Set in Peru, you couldn't ask for a better setting for the Talon books. Matica, born with a disability that makes her smaller than most, feels alone and apart from the village, other than her family. She befriends two condors and then bonds with their chick, Talon. The birds are infused with such life and heart that readers will love them. They simply come to life on the page. The books deal with both happiness and sorrow, giving a good balance and [...]

    17. Talon, Connected is book 4 of the Talon Series. It is an enjoyable continuing tale of Matica and her condor friends. She has a physical problem that keeps her from growing normally. Many of the children her age do not accept her at first because of her handicap.She adapts to life by making friends with two condors that soon have a son which she helps to protect from poaches. She learns to ride the young condor and they have some great adventures on their flights. In this book she is now accepted [...]

    18. A special little girl and her unique ability to communicate and befriend a family of Condors, continues in the fourth book of the series. "Talon, Connected," is an inspirational and remarkable adventure of tiny Matica who is only small is stature, yet immeasurable in heart and soul. Gigi Sedlmayer continues to hearten our senses and emotions in the continuing saga of life in a small village located in the mountains of Peru. The challenges, problems, and heartache of life, are balanced with love, [...]

    19. This is the fourth book in the continuing series. I think that young adults will love the stories of Matica and her beloved condors, feeling a connection with the young lady who loves condors. I think adults will love the stories because of the wonderful adventures. In the village of Pucara, Matica lives with her family and has a special connection with the birds who are not only her friends, but because of Matica's small stature, let her ride with them as they soar through life. Matica, the con [...]

    20. Talon, Connected by Gigi Sedlmayer is the fourth book in the Talon series. In this book you'll find Matica feels more mature and responsible. She also begins to understand the idea of getting older and passing away. This is a great story of love, trust and how families and groups are connected. This would be a great addition to your bookshelf or a great gift to give anyone. It is a good book to read for any age. I gave it 5 stars but it does deserve many more. I highly recommend it to everyone.

    21. This is the second book and you can really tell the growth that has happened to Matica from the first book. There is also more information given about the land, condor's, and even the spider bite. It is very informational for younger readers and helps paint a picture you can really visualize.The idea that everything is connected and even the condor's are a part of the family just makes it feel more real.

    22. These books are the most heart warming stories you will read! Well thought out! You will fall in love with the characters and want more as you keep going with this series! It's so easy to get lost in each book I know I sure did! Add these to your list to read or start reading now, you'll fall in love with them!

    23. This is a great series. I’ve really enjoyed following Matica through each book on her adventures with the condors. It would be quite an amazing thing to be able to fly on their backs around the jungle, and Gigi Sedlmayer has done a wonderful job in depicting this in her stories. Matica is happy to be home after her dad was bitten by a spider in the jungle, on their return trip from Cajamarca. If it wasn’t for the Condors showing her the leaves to use to treat the bite on her father, she may [...]

    24. this was an excellent book and I would recommend this book to anyone who wants an excellent read. I look forward to reading more of this author's work.

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