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Author Stepanek, Mattie J. T. (Mattie Joseph Thaddeus)
Title Heartsongs / written and illustrated by Matthew Joseph Thaddeus "Mattie" Stepanek.
Pub Info New York : VSP Books : Hyperion, c2002.
book jacket
 Edgartown-Children Coll.  J 811 STE     AVAILABLE
Edition 1st ed.
Descript 35 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm.
Note "Special ed., eight new poems."--cover.
Includes index.
Contents Making real sense of the senses -- The gift of color -- The smell of noise -- Angel-wings -- Very special candy -- When my feet itch -- Leaf for a day -- On the mountain of tree-stars -- Winter luck -- Important things -- Indian winter -- The eye of the beholder -- Summer 'rememberies' -- Importance of windows -- Circle of happiness -- On being thankful -- Pinch of peace -- Heartsong -- The daily gift -- Barney-muffins -- Magical big-boy underpants -- Morning shoes -- Where the Earth stops -- The storm -- Evening thought -- Scrub-a-dub -- Night-light magic.
Summary A new edition of the beloved poetry collection includes sixteen pages of new poems and illustrations, written by eleven-year-old muscular dystrophy patient Mattie Stepanek, sharing his feelings and thoughts about his life, death, nature, faith, and hope.
Subject Children's poetry, American.
Poetry -- Authorship.
Muscular dystrophy -- Patients -- Juvenile poetry.
ISBN 078686947X $14.95
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