Talee and the Fallen Object

Children - Grade K-3rd
22 Pages
Reviewed on 03/20/2013
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Author Biography

“All my life, I’ve gravitated to fantasy stories, stories I felt I could be a part of, where I could completely immerse myself in my imagination.” – Jacquitta A. McManus

Jacquitta A. McManus, a little girl from Kentucky, was always drawn to fantasy stories. It was a way for her to engage in exciting adventures in faraway lands she would otherwise never experience. As she got older she found that immersing herself in those tales in her childhood would lead her to write her own.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Rhonda Fischer for Readers' Favorite

"Talee and the Fallen Object" is an adventure about an 8 year old named Talee. The book starts out with a little about Talee, how to pronounce her name and that she loves to read. Talee lives on the planet Gala where it doesn't rain much and it has two moons. The book has a small table of contents and has big print for young readers. See what Talee does to hunt for the treasure and find out what the fallen object is, an object that fell from the backpack of a mail flyer. She was so curious that she had to go and see what it was.

It also has coloring pages for youngsters to color. A Fantasy Adventure Coloring Book is also available as a coloring book for children. The coloring pages have big black bold lines in which kids can color to their delight and make the pages come alive. The coloring book and the story complement each other. The book is very light in weight for traveling. If your child has started reading on their own, this would make a nice adventure story with a hands on coloring book to make it their own. It is a little girl who is not afraid to discover her surroundings and bring to a child a whimsey feel of imagination. I loved these books when my kids were little. I would read a page and let them read a page. This is a great beginner reading book.

Home School Book Review

Eight-year-old Talee lives on the planet Gala, which has two moons. She loves to read and write about great adventures, especially treasure hunts. Her favorite colors are purple and yellow, and her favorite food is wild puffy yellow muffins with pink icing, which her mother fixes every weekend. Gala is an amazing planet because the land floats in the air. People get from place to place by Calpas, which are big, friendly, flying animals. Early one Saturday morning, Talee has finished her puffy muffins and is reading one of her favorite Captain Jewel books about a bag of treasure that was hidden in a lost city when she sees a mail flyer go by outside her window and something falls out of the mail flyer's bag.

The object lands on a small floating landmass and starts to smoke when it hits the ground. Thinking it might be a bag of treasure, Talee takes one of her family's Calpas to look for it. Will she find it? What will it be? Like McManus's Labyrinth's Door: Anyia--"Dream of a Warrior," Talee and the Fallen Object is a fantasy adventure tale, but for a slightly younger set. In addition to the story book, there is an accompanying coloring book for youngsters with an artistic bent. It begins with a page which starts the adventure, and as the child looks at each scene and colors it in, all the scenes together will make up Talee's story. At the end, there are some pages where the readers can write their own Talee adventure based upon the pictures which have been colored. Children who like to think about living on or visiting other planets will especially enjoy these books.

Kristi's Book Nook

Talee is eight, loves purple, yellow and big puffy muffins. She is from Gala, a planet with two moons and it floats. She wants to share her adventure with you. An object falls from the sky and it's a baby Capla she names Nola.

Young readers will love sitting down with Talee as she speaks to them as if they are sitting right there with her. This wonderful tale is a quick read for beginners and has pictures kids can color as they read along. Young readers will love learning about Talee and her world.

Talee also has a fantasy adventure coloring book. Giant pictures fro kids to color will allow them to utilize their imaginations and make Gal a world of their own. In the back is a place for kids to create and write their very own story to share with family and friends.

Apooo BookClub - Jennife

Children are naturally curious. In Talee and the Fallen Object by Jacquitta McManus, Talee, an eight year-old girl, living on another planet, shares her exciting adventure after she notices an item falling from the mail flyers' bag. Her curious mind has her running to get on a Calpa, to fly to where the item lands. What will she find when she gets to the place where the item landed?

Talee and the Fallen Object is a book for the early, elementary school-aged children. However, the parent or teacher reading this to a child or group of children will transport them to another world. The descriptions given by the protagonist, from the beginning to end, created vivid images in my mind. Ms. McManus sent me a beautiful coloring book to go with the story. After reading this, I wanted to lie on my belly, with my feet up and color like I was a little girl again. My own children have asked to color in the book, but I think I am going to keep this one for me. I recommend this story to children between ages 4-8, teachers and parents.


If you love reading about adventures then let Talee who is eight years old take you on a fantasy adventure. When Talee notice something fallen out of the mail flyer's bag from the sky she couldn't wait to see what it was.
Talee let her curiosity get the better of her by leaving home and not letting her parents know. She learnt an important lesson about safely.

The author also added a coloring book with giant pictures featuring scenes in the book. Any child that loves to color would love to bring this coloring book to life with fun colors. And you can write your own adventure at the back of the coloring book. I highly recommend this book for young readers as it is a light chapter book to start children with.

FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.

Cassie McCown "Cassie -

Talee is an eight-year-old girl who lives on the planet Gala. One day, the mail flyer drops a package, and Talee ventures out to find out what it could be.

This book is perfect for early elementary age children, but I have to say my two and three year olds enjoyed it as much as my six year old. The planet and creatures in the story are creative and intriguing. Talee is "African American" (not technically since she lives on a different planet, but you know what I mean). I LOVE this! I don't know why there aren't more children's books with African American characters. Everyone needs to learn about diversity and African American girls needs heroes too!

Jacquitta's writing style is fun for children. Talee is telling her story, and that really helps bring the children into her adventure with her. The illustrations are beautiful, although I have the book on my Kindle so they weren't in color. But, based on the cover, I can imagine they are just as magical as the story itself. I would love to get a hard copy and a coloring book for my daughter.