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Mattie J. T. Stepanek (1990–2004)

Autor/a de Journey Through Heartsongs

11 obres 1,435 Membres 16 Ressenyes 3 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Matthew J.T. Stepanek, best known as "Mattie," has been writing poetry and short stories since age three. His first book of poetry is titled Heartsongs and is a collection of his earliest works. Mattie is a frequent public speaker who has appeared on Oprah, The Today Show, and Good Morning America mostra'n més and has had his poetry published in newspapers and magazines nationwide. In 1999, Mattie was awarded the Melinda Lawrence International Book Award for inspirational written works by Children's Hospice International. In 2001, Mattie served as the Maryland State Goodwill Ambassador for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. In 2002, he will serve as both the National Ambassador and the State Ambassador for the MDA. He lives with his mother, Jeni, in Upper Marlboro, MD, where he is homeschooled. mostra'n menys
Crèdit de la imatge: Stepanek in June 2004 By Kingkongphoto & from Laurel Maryland, USA - Mattie Stepanek © copyright 2010, CC BY-SA 2.0,

Obres de Mattie J. T. Stepanek

Journey Through Heartsongs (2001) — Autor — 454 exemplars
Heartsongs (2001) 368 exemplars
Hope Through Heartsongs (2002) — Autor — 213 exemplars
Celebrate Through Heartsongs (2002) 134 exemplars
Loving Through Heartsongs (2003) 77 exemplars
Just Peace: A Message of Hope (2006) 56 exemplars
Messwngwe 1 exemplars


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Given to Matthew Hayes - 05/11/2023
revbill1961 | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | May 11, 2023 |
This book of poetry was written by an 11-year-old boy, Mattie Stepanek, who was dying of dysautonomic mitochondrial myopathy, a type of mitochondrial disease. He writes a lot about death, including his future death and how his siblings died of the same condition. This book would be better for mature children as a result, and more advanced readers – he tends to incorporate hospital terms. Mattie died in 2004, at the age of 13 years old.
SarahFromAmerica | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | Apr 25, 2022 |
This has to be one of the most touching books I have ever read. What comes from the heart goes to the heart, and this collection of poems written by Mattie J.T Stephen has entered my heart. The poem tells how he sees things and how he feels about the doctor visit and how much he loves his mother. He even wrote a letter to Bosnia after he heard about the war there, how magnificent. Even though he was going through tough times, he had an amazing sense of humor. He wanted people to be happy and appreciate what they have. Books can be written about this great. This will be a great source for an ELA class because of the beautiful language it is written in. also it is a great source to be taught in a social study class.… (més)
saeedchaar | May 5, 2019 |
This is a such a warm-hearted, cheerful book. What's not to like about it? The poetry by the author, a child, is lovely, and the accompanying paintings colorful and sweet. The story of the author's personal life is sad. but his book only reflects happiness and hope. Dead at age 13 of a rare form of muscular dystrophy, Mattie Stepanik began writing poetry at age 3. This is the first book of his that I've read. He is quite the hero in my hometown of Rockville, Maryland, because this is where he lived last. He lost three siblings of the same disease and now his mother has been stricken by the same disease. So what does Mattie write about? Seasons, happiness, windows, snowflakes, children, peace, leaves...inspiring things.

One poem called "Circle of Happiness" made me cry, It says that if you hug and kiss and tell a child how special he is, that child will feel the same way to you. It reminded me of bonding with my own grandson. It ended like this:

I will be a little kid
Who will do all of those things
And more.
And that is what
Is all about.
… (més)
SqueakyChu | Hi ha 8 ressenyes més | Oct 10, 2018 |


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