TITLE: TALON 4, CONNECTED
Author: GIGI SEDLMAYER
Publisher: AURORA HOUSE
Publication Date: 19 JANUARY 2014
Genre: CHILDREN'S LITERATURE
Bible? Check! Family Values? Check! Animal rights? Check!
Hooray! Hooray! It’s Talon time again! Well, this is the fourth book in this award-winning series from Australian author Gigi Sedlmayer. It starts off right where the third book, Flight for Life, ended. Matica and her family are forever grateful to the three condors: Tamo and Tima and their son Talon for aiding Matica and Crayn (her father) while they were traveling on foot to and from the city of Cajamarca in Peru. Crayn’s foot that had been bitten by a spider was slowly healing due to the medicinal leaves that the condor family provided to him and Matica was set on finding out what they are by showing them to her Peruvian friends Pajaro and his very elderly father Elcano. Throughout the book, Crayn’s injury slowly recovers.
What I like about Sedlmayer’s style of writing is the colorful way she incorporates the South American settings into the story. She expertly brings the Peru Indians and their habitats to life and adding to it Matica and her Caucasian family is just endearing for me. Also, she blends in her Biblical knowledge making this story a family-oriented book not just for children but for adults too who are looking for a healthy, heartwarming tale to fan the hardship flames of their lives away. I think this book should be distributed to rehab centers for the disabled and the oppressed across the world for it teaches us about compassion, friendship, self-discovery, God, family values, and peace among two different races. It is harmonious and that’s what the world needs in this time of turmoil and warfare.
I recommend this book highly for Bible school students and those aforementioned because I think it is great for instilling healthy values and a world peace message in readers across the world. I think this whole series should be recognized for being this way and the author Gigi Sedlmayer should be commended for her humanity efforts too. Oh! And the most important theme of this series is animal rights. How this disabled little girl stands her ground in protecting her condor friends from the-you-know-who (poachers) is a notable deed indeed! Buy this book and its other four parts today because I must tell you, good is the only lesson you’ll be getting from them. And that’s getting your money’s worth right? Right!