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Author Stepanek, Mattie J. T. (Mattie Joseph Thaddeus)

Title Reflections of a peacemaker : a portrait through heartsongs / Mattie J.T. Stepanek ; foreword by Oprah Winfrey ; introduced and edited by Jennifer Smith Stepanek.

Imprint Kansas City, Mo. : Andrews McMeel Pub., ©2005.


Location Call No. Status
 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Department  811 STE    Check Shelf
 Plainville Public Library - Non Fiction  811.54 STE    Check Shelf
 Portland Public Library - Adult Department  811.6 STE    Check Shelf
 Southington Library - Adult  811.54 STE    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  811 STEPANEK    Check Shelf
Edition 1st ed.
Description xvi, 222 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Note Includes index.
Contents Mosaic Heartsongs 1 -- Early Heartsongs 31 -- Festive Heartsongs 59 -- Stormy Heartsongs 83 -- Playful Heartsongs 109 -- Sacred Heartsongs 131 -- Tao de Heartsongs 155 -- Final Heartsongs 183 -- Epilogue: Eyes 207.
Summary Mattie J.T. Stepanek lived and died a child, but he had the spirit of a giant. Affected by a rare and fatal neuromuscular disease, Mattie lived almost fourteen years but in that time became a poet, best-selling author, peace activist, and a prominent voice for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Before his death in June 2004, his five volumes of Heartsongs poetry sold more than a million copies. This is the final collection of Heartsongs that Mattie was working on when he died. In these poems he explores disability, despair, and death but also the gifts he finds in nature, prayer, peace, and his belief in something "bigger and better than the here and now."--Publisher description.
Subject Children's writings, American.
Muscular dystrophy -- Patients -- Poetry.
Children's writings, American. (OCoLC)fst00856835
Muscular dystrophy -- Patients. (OCoLC)fst01029999
Genre/Form Poetry. (OCoLC)fst01423828
Added Author Stepanek, Jennifer Smith.
ISBN 0740756257
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