Coming from a unique Scottish and Native American heritage, Gloria Two-Feathers says hers was a family of story-tellers who used analogies, oral history, and humor to teach her and her six siblings. As an adult Gloria adventured to Wyoming and then to the Seattle area where she eventually opened The Earthwork School of Energy Healing. Her connection to Native American culture resonated strongly with Gloria, reinforcing her sense that everything is alive. She brings this extraordinary sensibility to the stories that have begun to flow through her in this newest chapter of her life.
Gloria Two-Feathers is a wonderful new voice in the realm of
children's stories. But Tallulah's Flying Adventure should
not be limited to just children. The author's lyrical voice begs
for this story to be read out loud, and within the tale readers
young and old will hear the underlying music that propels the
adventure forward. This is a story of Tallulah learning who she is,
realizing her strengths, and discovering the importance of not just
friendships but more importantly, of loyalty and love. All of this
is told within an adventure that will cause any child reading, or
hearing, to immediately sail away in their imaginations to join
Tallulah. I hope to hear more from this author.
- Lisa Stowe, author of the Mountain Mystery SeriesA fable with an ancient feel, this story of a plucky spider and her tiny bird companion rests comfortably in the story-telling tradition of Native American peoples. The story itself has many symbols and harks back to a simpler time when children learned such natural but surprisingly mature themes from their elders. Tallulah embodies many admirable qualities, making her a role model of bravery and persistence, while Buck and the bird represent friendship and loyalty. This is a book for children that people of all ages can appreciate for its multi-layered charms. Tallulah's Flying Adventure, [is] a tale ideal for reading aloud and sure to engage the reader as much as the listener.
- Chanticleer Book ReviewsTallulah's Flying Adventure by Gloria Two Feathers should join the ranks of books like The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein, Old Turtle by Douglas Wood and The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown--books that communicate far more than what is on the printed page. Like those books, Tallulah's Flying Adventure teaches affirming life lessons with gentle grave and heartfelt wisdom.
A useful book for teachers, Scout leaders, and spiritual teachers of all stripes. Perhaps it's greatest value will be to parents and grandparents who will use it to help the children in their lives discover their place in our complicated and beautiful world.
- Elizabeth Ellis, awarded Master Storyteller, National Storytelling Network Lifetime Achievement Recipient and author of, From Plot to Narrative and Calling in the WolfBetween the covers of this delightful book you'll find a mystical story about a friendship between a horse and a spider and a bird. A beautiful spider with a warrior's heart sets out on a journey to seek the answer to a dire problem. An adventure of bravery and tenacity. Along the way, you'll be introduced to Native American origin beliefs and some of the language that envelopes it. Gloria Two Feathers brings to life the healing power of friendship.
- AJ Kiffe, Author, Scientist, MomA story of friendship, an incredible quest, and learning of one's personal strengths. We all have to make unforeseen journeys in our lives, journeys that seem impossible. Yet with helpers and true friends, we grow and can make it through.
The elements of Native American spirituality woven all through Tallulah's quest and her life remind and connect the reader to the Earth, the elements, and their own spirit. Each of us is intrinsic to the natural world around us.Tallulah, Buck, and Bird Friend are a triumphant trio, unique individuals with different skills and strengths.
A wonderful story to read again and again.
- Mary Dessein, Writer, Musician, Radio Host