“About Talon, flight for life:
TALON, FLIGHT FOR LIFE is the third book in the TALON series
for children, teens, young adults, even for parents, and to read to younger children.
It’s to encourage children, they have to deal with affliction even with disability.
NEVER TO GIVE UP
Will they be safe as they travel? What about the dangerous animals they could encounter?Will Matica see her condors on her trip?
It’s amazing how you are drawn into the beauty and dangers of the rain forest,as Matica and her father travel to the city and villages in Peru.
You may be awed by the enchanting plants and creature inhabitants, and fearfully apprehensive of the poisonous insects and treacherous things lurking in the forest and the waters!
The discovery of Matica’s special bond with her Condors puts them all in further jeopardy, along with her father being bitten by a poisonous spider.
Journey with Matica in this third book in the TALON series. Be with her through adventures, laughter and tears. Enjoy the feeling of friendship, love and camaraderie she enjoys with her condors, Talon,Tamo and Tima.
Not to spoil the nerve-gripping tale, I recommend reading the series from book one through five. An inspirational, highly emotional and entertaining read for all ages.
Targeted Age Group: Children, Young adults, Teens, YA, family,
Written by: Gigi Sedlmayer
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Gisela (Gigi) Sedlmayer was born on 19 May 1944 in Potsdam, a suburb of Berlin in Germany.
Her family escaped to the West just before the infamous wall went up. They moved around in Germany, following where her dad got work. That meant she had to change 9 times schools. In the end she never had friends again, of fear, she will lose them again.
Finally, they settled in Munich where Gigi studied architectural drafting and met Albert in 1965, marrying in December 1967. She worked as a civil drafts-person in various private consultancies in Munich.
Since her uncle was a writer, she tried to write short animal stories herself. Nothing further came of it, but she developed a love for the written word and started to consume books.
In May 1975, Gigi and her husband moved to New Zealand. Because of language challenges, she started a handcraft business. As a specialty, she made colourful parrots in several sizes of which she sold thousands in a few years.
In 1988, they decided to adopt and became adoptive parents of twin girls the year after. They lived in New Zealand for eighteen years and moved to Australia in September 1992.
One year later Gigi was diagnosed with cancer. After operations and radiation, she withdrew, thinking that she would probably soon be dead, like her friend who died of cancer, but her two little girls gave her the courage to keep going. After a few years, still among the living, her brain started to work again, so she thought, ‘Get a grip on yourself and do something good with your life’.
She remembered the time she wrote short stories and got inspired again, seeing her husband Albert writing the story of their adoption. Her English became increasingly better so she pressed on to develop her creative writing.
Albert taught her how to use a computer and she wrote many short stories. She entered them in competitions and often got very good reports back, which gave her confidence to go on writing. One day the idea for the TALON series came to her and she spent the next several years bringing the story and the characters to life.
She now loves writing and spends most of her time at the computer, developing new story lines. She also loves traveling, 4×4 touring, swimming, gardening, handcrafting, reading, fossicking and enjoys good adventure DVD’s or going to the movies.
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