Saturday, April 14, 2012

Charlene Reviews: Six Weeks to Yehidah by Melissa Studdard

ISBN #: 978-0984651702
Page Count: 170
Copyright: August 2, 2011
Publisher: All Things That Matter Press


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!

Charlene's Review:

Annalise is a young girl who travels through a dreamscape to learn about the possible connectedness that is missing, but obtainable, in our world. Full of whimsical characters, brilliant imagery, and incredible imagination, Six Weeks to Yehidah takes the reader through an other-world where anything is possible, if you only choose your path correctly. While this book is about spiritual awareness, the poems and songs, together with Annalise's innocent outlook, make this a delightfully fun read for all ages.

I believe the basis for most of the book comes down to this one quote, "Always remember, that the most beautiful and authentic worlds are inside your very own self, and you can always find them." Six Weeks to Yehidah is about truth and clarity. It is about the voice inside us that gets silenced as we age, and is a reminder to step back and re-imagine the world around us.

I was also sent the journal that accompanies the book, and found it to be creative and thought-provoking. It just begs for a fresh box of crayons and a lazy afternoon. I recommend this book, not as a spiritual awakening as much as for a reminder of what it means to see the world through a child's eyes.


  1. Thank you for your beautiful, thoughtful review, Charlene!

  2. Lovely review Charlene, and so very true. It is a fun and imaginative book, one with great wisdom that helps to free up our imaginations and spirits. Blessings. Ron Starbuck - Houston, Texas

  3. This is a great review. I also love both Melissa's books and find them wonderful gifts for not only children but adults as well. I keep Melissa's journal on my desk for inspiration when I need a jump start, Paula King


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