Amazing Matilda by Bette A. Stevens
In a society where children live under the pressure of failure, the agony of bullying, and the need to be like everyone else, the story of Amazing Matilda, written by author Bette A. Stevens tells an interesting tale of getting through life while you march forward to become that which you were called to be.
These two essentials themes of life run throughout the book.
Matilda is Stevens’ protagonist, and she is born with the desire to fly. She knows what she what she wants to do, but the path to achieving it is tedious. It takes place in stages. Nothing happens overnight. Thus, Amazing Matilda a book directed at children can be a source of encouragement for both children and adults. The message is loud, simple and clear. Remain persistent, be patient, and don’t let anyone convince you to give up on your dream.
Throughout the book, the sparrow encourages the doubtful Matilda. “Just have patience,” she whispers, “and follow your instinct.”
A lesson we adults forget to do for fear of being different or of standing out in the crowd. Accompanied with colorful drawings, Stevens imprints on the mind of her readers, both small and large, the necessity to follow your inner voice, to expect change as you grow and above all to be patient. It is a message we all must learn.
The reassurance from the Sparrow is like the still inner voice, which prods us to keep going when we do not want to or when we are no longer certain we are on the right path. Again and again, at the right moment the sparrow appears and whispers,
Just have patience and follow your instinct.
Author Bette A. Stevens has done an excellent job comparing the development of Matilda with advancing through life. She weaves a beautifully written story together that shows diligence, hard work, patience, and persistence pay off.
Congratulations! Ms. Bette A. Stevens. You have written an outstanding tale of hope. Thank you for the intuitive way you addressed the traits of patience and persistence. It is refreshing to read a book, which spurs the human spirit in a person to succeed.
Just have patience and follow your instinct, a beautiful quote we should all remember.
Amazing Matilda by Bette A. Stevens can be purchased over Amazon.