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  • SubGenre:Social Themes / Emotions & Feelings
  • Age Range (years):13 and up
  • Language:English
  • Pages:42
  • Hardcover ISBN:9781543907193

My Little Heart, Ruthie

by Toni Jannotta

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My Little Heart, Ruthie is the story of a wounded, musical heart, who's journey takes her from isolation to freedom. Told as a children's rhyme, this fairy tale reminds readers of all ages that emotional wounds can heal with warmth and kindness.
My Little Heart, Ruthie is the story of a wounded heart living alone in a cold, icy cell with only her harp for company. One day a warm breeze blows into her small space and so startles Ruthie that she gathers her courage and goes to see what this beautiful feeling is all about, nearly breaking free of her confinement. The breeze turns out to be a fellow heart warming up on his trumpet. This jazz guy named Clyde turns out to be a friend with whom Ruthie can share her darkest secrets. Their conversation, told both musically and in rhyme, leads Ruthie to realize that her sadness can heal, and that she has the right to be free. Told as a children's rhyme this story speaks to the child inside of every person who believes that past abuses are because they did something wrong, and tries to convince them that it was never their fault.
About the author
Toni Jannotta began as a dancer, became an actress, performed in children's theater, sang in musical theater, and ended up in jazz clubs. She has written jazz tunes, performed in the U.S. and abroad, and has composed the music for her original story rhyme, "My Little Heart, Ruthie." Toni lives with her violin and piano in Southern California. This is her first book. Feel free to visit www.tonijannotta.com

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My little heard ruthie Ok, I admit it, I’m a man. A man with 3 granddaughters. It is cliche but true that it is a far more threatening, unpredictable and complicated world than I grew up in. The little hellions are too young for Ruthie now, but it won’t be long. The message of this - I’m going to use a word I’ve never used before, and never will - charming tale is one that one day may resonate for one or more of them. A very clever, well written story that. One wonders if it originates in from some place in the authors personal experience. Hope Not. Congratulations are due the author for giving us a thoroughly professional book about the human heart. Read more