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This is a tale of finding acceptance, love, friendship, bravery and so much.Matica is a bright, young girl but, thanks to her handicap, stuck in a body which is smaller than that of her younger brother The villagers shut her out, unable to accept her differences But Matica doesn t let it get her too down Her adventurous spirit enables her to befriend two condors, and helps them when a poacher tries to steal their egg When the egg hatches, Matica has a new best friend, Talon, and this is only the beginning of their adventures.This book is a lovely adventure with an amazing heroine Matica is a strong, brave girl, who battles with her handicap and how others view her But this isn t a story only about her gaining acceptance or over coming her challenges Rather, it s a tale packed full of exciting moments and tons of emotions Matica comes across naturally as does the village and world around her It s beautifully set and an easy landscape to dive into The author does a great job at bringing this foreign culture and setting across, and even the dialogue holds many wise statements packed in a way young readers will understand.Not a boring moment settles into these pages, and it s hard to set the book down At less than 200 pages, it won t scare away reluctant readers either It s easy to feel for Matica and readers will be dreaming of find condors to befriend themselves Which is actually an interesting twist, since condors aren t usually seen as the most beautiful or love worthy birds After reading through this, kids will have a better understanding of these birds, of the problems of poachers, and simply gain a deeper sense of nature and protecting it.Not only children ages eight and up will enjoy this, but even older audiences will get lost in this tale and leave feeling a little inspired than before.I received a complimentary copy and enjoyed it so much that I wanted to leave my honest thoughts. Talon, Come fly with me, is a fascinating and adventurous tale of love, hope and the enduring human spirit Nine year old Matica, is very small in stature, and unaccepted by Native Indians in a small village in Peru In search of friendship, she forms a kindred bondage with a family of condors, and endeavors to protect their one egg from poachers as she becomes part of their intricate family Through this relationship, the villagers who teased and shunned her, come to respect and revere her unwavering spirit.A wonderfully written and inspirational tale of love, friendship, and acceptance for every creature upon the earth, no matter their appearance or nature Highly recommended for all ages, I was as enthralled as my grandchildren while reading to them. This book is so fun and really makes you appreciate the life of the condor The family of condors have accepted one small girl as their friend and this records that journey The story will delight children as well as adults I loved the intelligence of Tamo in particular The story takes place in a village in the Andes and the scenes and the activities of the family, village, and birds will charm you and entertain you. Matica is saying Live life the fullest, as much as you can Smile as much as you can As Crayn said in my book Let your smile change the world, don t let the world change your smile And Smile it s the most beautiful attire And 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 literally, but something you can rely to, something you love doing, something to help others Whatever it is, that makes you happy The condors made Matica happy You have to find yours.Here is the voice of my main character in in my Talon book series, I ll let her introduce herself to you My name is Matica and I am a special needs child with a growth disability I am stuck in the body of a two year old, even though I am ten years old when my story begins in the first book of the Talon series, TALON, COME FLY WITH ME Because of that disability, I am saying that disability, not my disability because it s a thing that happens to me, nothing and because I am not accepting it as something bad I can say that now after I learned to cope with it I was rejected by the local Indians as they couldn t understand that that condition is not a sickness and so it can t be really cured It s just a disorder of my body But I never gave up on life and so I had lots of adventures roaming around the plateau where we live in Peru, South America, with my mother s blessings After I made friends with my condors I named Tamo and Tima, everything changed It changed for the good I was finally loved And I am the hero and I embrace my problem In better words I had embraced my problem before I made friends with my condors Tamo and Tima I held onto it and I felt sorry for myself and cried a lot, wanting to run away or something worse But would it have helped me Would it become better Would I have grown taller No, nothing of that would have helped me I didn t have those questions when I was still in my sorrow, but all these questions came to me later, after I was loved and was cherished One day I looked up into the sky and saw the majestic condors flying in the air Here and now, I made up my mind I wanted to become friends with them I believed if I could achieve that, all my sorrow and rejection would be over And true enough, it was over I was loved I even became famous And so, if you are in a situation, with whatever your problem is, find something you could rely on and stick to it, love that and do with that what you were meant to do And I never run from conflicts.Read about how challenged and rejected Matica got her greatest wish fulfilled Book one is the beginning of a journey you would never know it could exist. Well, where to start I had picked this book up and put it down again many times, unable to finish it, mainly because I kept getting interrupted or, to my shame, I found I had other things to do I had promised the author a review, but wanted to do it justice as this book demands it So I picked it up again, having read through quickly once and this time took my time, absorbing each chapter of this remarkable story and allowing it to soak into my soul And what a journey this was.This is in many ways a story about a young girl, too small for her age and too different to be like everyone else But it is also a story about courage and inner strength and about one girl s love for life and the animals around her.High up in the Peruvian mountains and hills, on a vast plateau, Matica forms a bond with two Condors, Tamo and Tima She observes them from a distance at first as she and her brother Aikon search for the carcasses of small dead animals to feed these majestic birds with But it is in a special place Matica calls Ramah, that she gets close enough to the birds to finally be able to make contact She eventually gains their trust and learns that she has the ability to understand their body language even what they are thinking.To her family, Matica is a girl desperate for friendship and to the villagers she is an oddity, someone to be feared and even shunned But to these two birds, Matica is their only close contact with humans, that is, except for the poachers who are desperate to steal the eggs from the endangered Condors When the poachers almost succeed, Matica, with her father Crayn s help, finds herself in a desperate race against time to protect the birds and their unborn young So begins a tremendous story of courage, love, family and a beautiful friendship, culminating in some quite extraordinary scenes in the book.There are moments in this book where I thought it a myth brought to life by beautifully crafted narrative, full of believable dialogue But there are other moments I thought this story was an environmental book as well, a cautionary tale perhaps, aimed at reminding us all of the fragility of our eco systems and the horrible way some people treat our animals on this planet In this respect, Matica is not only a courageous hero, but an environmental warrior who is willing to risk it all to protect the creatures she has come to love, even referring to as family.The book culminates in some extraordinary scenes, one of which near the end of the book, I guarantee will leave the reader breathless This is by no means just a story for children or young adults, but a story for adults, who also love adventure just as much With its short, punchy chapters and its unique dialogue driven narrative style, this book is easy to read and understand It is such a unique story I cannot even begin to compare it to anything else It is not just a adventure, nor is it merely a story that everyone will love It is than that It is an important book that teaches us respect for our wildlife and especially those endangered by our own stupidity.This is also a coming of age and has some real life lessons to teach us about our own limitations and that we should never let those limitations dictate our path through life, rather embrace them and put those apparently negative aspects to positive use.Matica s story invites the reader to see the world as she does, through the eyes of a little girl with a big heart and great challenges she must overcome But when she does overcome, she takes everyone, her family, her village and the reader, along for this joyous and addictive ride.I bought a copy of this book on my Kindle App.Paul G Day is author of The Black Fairy The Dragonfly, Children of Mars, Star Child The Cosmic Birth and Kipp The KidPlease visit his home page at This is an excellent book and I would highly recommend it to any one who wants an excellent read I look forward to reading of this author s work. Have you ever felt like you would never fit in Of course you have, we all have at one point or another But for some this is not simply being awkward socially, but much For 10 year old Matica, the problem is a physical one She is not growing Despite her age and having a younger brother, Matica has the body of a much younger child which has made her life a real challenge as far as making any friends in the little village in Peru where her parents are missionaries trying to help the local tribe The tribe finds Matica s situation strange and tend not to associate with her, making her lonely than ever.However, Matica does have knack for making friends In this case its a pair of condors, which seems to fascinate the local villagers But they are even surprised when the bond between the undersized girl and the huge birds becomes so strong that when their egg is threatened by poachers they allow her to watch over and care for it Soon the egg hatches and Talon is born The villagers are impressed than ever by the young girl as she helps raise the young condor, becoming an expert on the birds and soon Matica finds herself no longer the source of curious glances but a bit of a celebrity But her true love for family and her condors never takes a backseat to this new status Her dedication to both her families is unwavering and continues to grow just as quickly as Talon who is soon big enough and strong enough to take flight But is he powerful enough to grant Matica s most secret wish Aimed at preteens, this is a story that can be enjoyed by any age As I said at the beginning of this review, we ve all felt out of place and thought we d never find where we truly belong Matica s journey is a tale that everyone can relate to Sometimes its not finding where YOU fit in, but making a place for yourself in the world and watch it start swarming towards you.This is such a wonderful tale, I have not problem giving it the 5 Star rating it deserves I m even delighted to know that this is only the first installment As of the writing of this review, there are four books in the series Needless to say, I ll be adding them to my library and reviews will come with time.And now I will take my hat off to the author Gigi Sedlmayer, may she, Talon, Matica and the rest of this fine cast soar high and far for many years to come. I received this book as a gift from the author TALON COME FLY WITH ME is about a small girl and her search for her purpose in life Matica and her family live in the village of Pucara in Peru where the Indians have restricted Matica from playing with their children because of her small size Thinking she s possessed by an evil spirit it leaves Matica feeling lonely and without purpose in life because she s so small The story opens with Matica and her little brother Aikon searching for food to feed Matica s birds Aikon is in a hurry to play with his friend Emelio which makes Matica sad She admires her brother having friends since she has none Well, she almost has none.The story is about Matica s friendship with a family of Condors, the largest vultures on Earth and the largest land birds In a place, she called Ramah, which Matica named after the biblical city Ramah, Matica befriends Tamo and Tima, the condor couple There is only one problem The condors are nearly extinct and are being hunted by poachers They only lay one egg a year and the poachers are on a quest to steal the bird s egg which they can get paid lots of money for Matica has learned how to communicate with the birds in a way that the Indians cannot but can she help them to save their egg I feel funny reviewing this book seeing that there are already over one hundred reviews I can see why, it s a cute story, well written, and simple enough for young children to enjoy Personally, I enjoyed the symbolism tied into Matica s size and that of the birds The Condors are huge which makes them look clumsy and weird and Crayn, Matica s father, thinks they are ugly I have to agree, they do look funny Sorry Matica lol Similarly, Matica is small and odd looking to the Indians who has made her an outcast.Additionally, I loved the mention of the birds having to be pushed off the cliff at six months old to learn to fly To me, the entire book was Matica being pushed off the cliff so that she can learn to fly I don t want to spoil it for you, so I ll leave it there This is book one in the Talon series although to me the ending was well written so I would have thought this to be standalone I would recommend this book to middle grade readers and pre teens. This is the story about a missionary family from Australia teaching the Indians in the mountains of Peru, and in particular, their daughter Matica Matica is 9 and was born with a growth disorder which makes her much smaller than she should be for her age She questions her purpose here, being so much smaller than everyone and the Indians make her existence no easier by teasing her because of it and having no friends She then befriends two condors, Tamo and Tia, and manages to save their lone egg from poachers Matica incubates the egg and hatches it, raising the chick, which she names Talon, with the help of its parents The Indians come to be in awe of her for this In the end, her small stature enables her to do what no one else would be able to do.I enjoyed this book, and think that it would be especially encouraging for children living with a disability questioning their place in the world I would like to read the rest of the series and see where further adventures take Matica.I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the author thank you. `Free E-pub ⇪ Come Fly with Me (Talon #1) ↡ Nine Year Old Matica Lives In A Remote Village On A Dry Plateau In The Andes Of Peru She Moved To Peru When She Was Five With Australian Missionary And Schoolteacher Parents Because Matica Is Trapped In The Body Of A Two Year Old, Her Growth Handicap Has Caused Her To Be Rejected By The Local People And They Would Not Accept Her Into Their Community Or Allow Her To Play With The Children With Patience And A Sense Of Adventure Matica Befriends A Pair Of Condors A Strong Bond And Love Develops Between Them Matica Rescues The Egg The Condors, Tamo And Tima, Are Trying To Protect From Poachers And Nurtures It To Hatching The Egg Hatches On Her Th Birthday And She Names The New Fledging Talon Many Adventures Unfold, Including Her Finally Being Accepted Into The Local Community And Something Totally Unexpected This Is The Beginning Of Many Incredible Adventures With Talon And Matica It Is A Story Of Hope, Determination And Love