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Writers Inspiring Change book review: Talon - Connected, book 4 in this children's fantasy series.

TALON: Connected

Book 4 of the Talon children's adventure series

Talon: Connected, by Gigi Sedlmayer, is the 4th book in the Talon series of children's stories. I have read several in this series and I find each book to be intelligently written, not only because it champions a young girl, viewed as an underdog in her village because of her size, who befriends a Condor and its family, but the fact that it relates an important message for children to learn at an early age; that all living creatures are important and connected to us, and that the "old world" paradigm that humans and animals are different, is just that, archaic, because as artistically shown in this series, creatures, which humans tend to relegate as just animals and which they commit terrible atrocities against, are actually living, sentient and intelligent entities, just like us, and they have emotions and feelings too. The Talon series tells us that we must not only protect our fellow inhabitants, that is all creatures, but that we must see them as a connection to ourselves, as part of something greater. Recommended reading for kids of all ages.

Review by International Writers Inspiring Change

About Gigi Sedlmayer

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 until finally settling 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.

May 1975, Gigi and her husband moved to New Zealand. Because of language challenges, she started a handicraft business. As a speciality, she made colorful parrots of which she sold thousands in a few years.

May 1989, they became adoptive parents of twin girls from Fiji.

September 1992, they moved to Australia.

November 1993 Gigi was diagnosed with cancer. By the grace of God, she survived and seeing her husband writing the story about the adoption, she started to write short stories for competition since her English became increasingly better.

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.

Author full author bio HERE

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