Posted by : aparajita Thursday, 8 December 2011
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About Melissa Studdard:-
She loves anything related to writing and reading, whether it's sitting alone with a book and a cup of hot tea, or attending a large poetry reading or literary festival. She also loves travelling, meditating, going for walks, bicycling, practicing yoga, and spending time with family.
She currently resides in Texas with her wonderful daughter and their four sweet but mischievous cats.
About Six Weeks to Yehidah:-
Move over, C.S. Lewis; Melissa Studdard is here! Annalise of the Verdant Hills is one of the most delightful protagonists to skip through the pages of literature since Dorothy landed in Oz. Join Annalise and her two walking, talking wondersheep as they travel to ever more outlandish places and meet outrageous and enlightening folk on their journey to discover interconnectedness in a seemingly disconnected world. Discover with them how just one person can be the start of the change we all strive for. A book for all ages, for all time: wonderful, wacky, and bursting with truth!
About My Yehidah:-
Filled with writing and drawing prompts and beautiful illustrations to color, this book is the perfect jump start for meaningful, creative exploration for people of all ages.
My Yehidah can be done alone or along the novel Six Weeks to Yehidah.
Six Weeks to Yehidah is a spiritual delight, a page-turner fantasy that takes its readers on a journey not to be missed. Melissa Studdard makes a brilliant debut in this young adults’ novel with memorable characters, powerful scenes, and intimacy rather than spectacle. The story is intelligent and compelling, a must-read for spiritual literature fans of all ages – refreshingly original, haunting, and heartfelt.
- Adele Kenny, Tiferet Poetry Editor
Six Weeks to Yehidah is the story of Annalise, a young girl who enters a wondrous dreamscape. With the company of two very special friends, she takes a journey and meets a variety of intriguing and highly entertaining characters. Ultimately, it is up to Annalise to solve the greatest riddle of all: why she’s here, and what it all means. Her each step towards this answer is both delightful and thought-provoking. Six Weeks to Yehidah is a must read for any young person who knows there is more to life than what is right in front of our eyes.
- Jen Knox, author of Musical Chairs and To Begin Again
Melissa Studdard weaves a dreamscape for her main character Annalise – a true Hero’s Journey in the Joseph Campbell sense. The story is delicate and poignant – a far cry from the usual fare for young adults. The theme is universal, the writing is skilful, poetic and memorable.
- Dr Ian Prattis author of Failsafe and Earth My Body, Water My Blood
Set in the hyperactive imagination of an adolescent girl, Six Weeks to Yehidah is a delightfully palatable study of such timeless issues as Universal Authority. Flanked by her two favorite sheep, Mabel and Mimi, young Annalise roams the fantastical realm of the clouds, encountering self-proclaimed deities. The lush, magical imagery is worthy of Alice in Wonderland and Gulliver's Travels.
- Marina Julia Neary, author of Brendan Malone: the Last Fenian
In this fantastic companion piece where Roald Dahl meets Eckhart Tolle, Melissa Studdard offers children of all ages an interactive journey to honor their best self. Would that we all as boys and girls had the encouragement, creativity, and wisdom that young Annalise receives as she ventures to Acoustic Island, enters petroglyph portals, and masters that annoying Inner Monkey that knocks us all off-center – at any age. My Yehidah is indispensable
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