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Celebrate Through Heartsongs

By Mattie Stepanek

Publisher: Hyperion, August 2002
ISBN: 0786869453
MY HERO recommends this book to readers of all age groups.

Mattie Stepanek's fourth collection of poetry is a joyful "thank you" for life. In Celebrate Through Heartsongs, Mattie conveys the message that there is always a reason for happiness -- whatever one's life circumstances. While acknowledging his own grief -- at the loss of his three siblings and in living with a rare form of muscular dystrophy -- Mattie can also see that to live fully, one must "celebrate life, every day, in some way." In this new collection, Mattie finds dozens of ways to celebrate. In sections titled "Celebrate Nature," "Celebrate Thoughts and Dreams," "Celebrate Special Days," "Celebrate Life," and "Celebrate Everyday Heroes," Mattie says thank you time and again. Beauty and joy abound, as long as you know how to look at life. Open this book and understand that no one is without the opportunity to celebrate, through Mattie's Heartsongs and your own.

User Reviews:
| 11/15/2010 11:15 AM
May you dance with angels,Mattie.....
Feather | 11/15/2010 11:14 AM
your poems have touched my heart, you have an amazing talent
mary assad | 5/14/2007 10:17 AM
what a wonderful young man mattie is. how proud all his family and friends are of him. smart and funny and loved by all who knew him. seen the dvd several times where oprah interviewed him and his life struggle with his illness then sadley him passing on. the world is a sad place with out mattie. rest in peace.
nawfal | 3/24/2007 6:27 PM
its really nice book to read.. a peace full book..
bianca | 10/12/2006 3:50 AM
i love your wonderful story
katie McDonald | 6/22/2006 12:20 PM
i think that the poetry that mattie stepanek wrote is filled with such wisdom for such a young child and he made them into such beautiful and meaningful songs

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