5.0 out of 5 stars Heart-touching Story of a Girl and Her Beloved Condors
By Sherry Ellis VINE VOICE on February 21, 2018
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Talon, Flight for Life is the third book in the Talon Series. In this one, Matica, a young girl with a disability that has stunted her growth, travels with her father on foot through the rain forest to get supplies for the family’s upcoming vacation. Along the way, they encounter various animals; some interesting and friendly, others dangerous.
As in the previous books, Matica’s condor friends, Talon, Tamo, and Tima, are a big part of the story. In this installment, the birds aid them on their journey. They even prove to be life-savers when Matica’s father is bitten by a poisonous spider. The story shows the depth of feeling between Matica and the condors. The interaction between the birds, Matica, and her father are heart-touching.
An added bonus is that there is a lot of information about the rain forest and the creatures that inhabit it. For example, did you know there are two types of piranhas: one flesh-eating and one nut-eating? Facts like this make the book an educational read.
The book is lengthy – 104 chapters, and the main action doesn’t occur until you’ve reached the 60% mark. But it’s a very nice story with messages of being kind to animals, overcoming obstacles, and having courage in the face adversity.