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Title:
Celebrate through heartsongs
Author:
Stepanek, Mattie J. T. (Mattie Joseph Thaddeus)
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Hyperion Press, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
69 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780786869459
Format :
Book

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Summary

Mattie J.T. Stepanek is an award-winning poet whose struggle with a rare form of muscular dystrophy has touched the lives of people nationwide. Celebrate Through Heartsongs, his fourth inspiring collection of poetry, features works written between the ages of three and eleven, and continues to spread Mattie's message of universal hope, peace, courage, and love. Fully illustrated by the poet, the collection will appeal to people of all ages, religions, and beliefs.


Author Notes

Matthew J.T. Stepanek, best known as "Mattie," has been writing poetry and short stories since age three. His first three books of poetry are titled Heartsongs, Journey Through Heartsongs, and Hope Through Heartsongs. Mattie is a frequent public speaker who has appeared on Oprah, Good Morning America, and Larry King and has had his poetry published in newspapers and magazines nationwide. In 2002, Mattie has been awarded the Children's Hope Medal of Honor, the Verizon Courage Award, and the Humanitarian Award from the Pediatric Nursing Society of America. Mattie serves as the Maryland State Goodwill Ambassador for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, as well as the National Goodwill Ambassador for 2002. He lives in Maryland, with his mother, Jeni, where he is homeschooled


Table of Contents

Celebrate Naturep. 1
Celebrate Thoughts and Dreamsp. 15
Celebrate Special Daysp. 27
Celebrate Lifep. 43
Celebrate Everyday Heroesp. 53