Mattie Ross (True Grit) Mattie Ross is the narrator of True Grit, a 1968 novel by Charles Portis that was later made into two Academy Award winning films, in 1969 and 2010. If ever the word “plucky” applied to a character, it does to Mattie Ross. She is a fourteen year old rancher’s daughter who is determined to capture the murderer of her father. To this end, she takes it upon herself to enlist the services of an old has-been U. S. Marshall, Rooster Cogburn, whom she’s heard has “grit”. That’s reason enough for Mattie, for courage, determination and persistence - in a word - grit, are high virtues in her world. With clear-sightedness and the bravery of a woman three times her age, Mattie participates fully in her little “posse”, enduring ridicule, discomfort and attempted murder to get her man. Get him she does, with a little help, and revenge is duly meted out. Life was harsh in the Territories in the 19th century, most certainly so for women, and most assuredly so for female children. Mattie Ross is a young woman of her times, yet beyond them, who deserves the accolade of “True Grit” for her very own self!
Mattie Silver (Ethan Frome) Mattie Silver is a character in Edith Wharton’s 1911 novel, Ethan Frome, and she is the focal point of the novel’s major plot turns. Matttie is a poor cousin of Ethan Frome’s sickly wife, Zeena, who lives with them and earns her keep looking after Zeena. Mattie is a pretty and gracious young girl consigned to a joyless lifestyle, but it is mainly in her contrast with the horrid, shrewish Zeena that she shines. No wonder that, living with these two women, Ethan Frome falls for Mattie! Zeena is a nasty woman, pure and simple, and she is on to Mattie’s almost unconscious aims upon Zeena’s husband. Mattie even goes so far as to suggest a suicide pact between her and Ethan that goes badly awry. Poor Mattie – the wages of attempted sin are high indeed, in her case, but she must have gained some little comfort in knowing that she has pretty thoroughly messed up things for Zeena as well.
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Aunt Hattie, Aunt Mattie, and Aunt Pattie (Betty Jane Purdy) - Aunt Hattie, Aunt Mattie and Aunt Pattie is an endearing read-a-loud story in rhyme. These three sisters each have a distinctive role in the family. Life turns chaotic when Aunt Pattie becomes ill and the sisters try to fill her shoes. The beautiful watercolor illustrations capture the personalities of the characters. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Fever 1793 (Laurie Halse Anderson) - During the summer of 1793, Mattie Cook lives above the family coffee shop with her widowed mother and grandfather. Mattie spends her days avoiding chores and making plans to turn the family business into the finest Philadelphia has ever seen. But then the fever breaks out. Disease sweeps the streets, destroying everything in its path and turning Mattie's world upside down. At her feverish mother's insistence, Mattie flees the city with her grandfather. But she soon discovers that the sickness is everywhere, and Mattie must learn quickly how to survive in a city turned frantic with disease. Recommended for ages 12-15.
Marvelous Mattie: How Margaret E. Knight Became an Inventor (Emily Arnold McCully) - With her sketchbook labeled My Inventions and her father’s toolbox, Mattie could make almost anything – toys, sleds, and a foot warmer. When she was just twelve years old, Mattie designed a metal guard to prevent shuttles from shooting off textile looms and injuring workers. As an adult, Mattie invented the machine that makes the square-bottom paper bags we still use today. However, in court, a man claimed the invention was his, stating that she “could not possibly understand the mechanical complexities.” Marvelous Mattie proved him wrong, and over the course of her life earned the title of “the Lady Edison.” With charming pen-and-ink and watercolor illustrations, this introduction to one of the most prolific female inventors will leave readers inspired. Recommended for ages 7-10.
Mattie McTaggart's Treasures (Leslie Walker Kallen) - Mattie, the nine-year-old daughter of a Quaker woman and a Scottish highlander, gets caught up in the turmoil and uncertainties at the end of the Revolutionary War. Prayer does not bring her papa home or quiet her growing fears. Will she have to move away from her best friend? Will her old friend, the Patriot Captain, help her search for Papa when she shares the family secret? Mattie and her best friend follow a wilderness road in the Mohawk Valley on a dangerous quest to find Mattie's papa. Her story gives insight into Quaker religion, language, and thought, and touches on the contribution the Mohawks made to the British side of the war. Recommended for ages 8-12.
Mattie Monster is NOT Tired (Anne Emerick) - Mattie Monster is NOT tired. Yes, it’s bedtime, but what’s a little monster to do if he isn’t sleepy? Mattie follows every request his mother makes while still not doing what she truly wants and going to sleep. Anyone who’s ever been part of the parent-child struggle of bedtime will smile at this playful battle of wills. Mattie Monster is NOT Tired is the first book of the Funny Bedtime Story series. Kindle Book. Recommended for ages 3-6.
Mattie Spyglass and the 8 Magic Stones (Shoba Sreenivasan) - From the depths of the spirit. And the chasms of the darkness. Eight precious stones. Eight matters of the soul. For Mattie who was eleven and just a frizzy red-haired fifth grader, magic wasn’t even a remote possibility. Not in the basement of Sears in Hackensack, New Jersey. But October 10, 1968, would end very differently than it had begun. A mysterious Spyglass would choose Mattie as its mistress and hurl her friends Eddie and Geeta and old Mr. Herman Biddle across the treacherous eight precious stones pursued by the evil Uri Gneezy. Recommended for ages 9-12.
Mattie's Diary (Malinda Mitchell) - Mattie Pips grew up in the mountains of Virginia. Even though this young girl went through numerous loses in her young life, she never gave up hope and she never ceased loving and forgiving in large ways. As you read this book, you will grow to love Mattie and wonder what you would do yourself if put in the same situations Mattie at times found herself in. Recommended for ages uncertain.
Mattie's New Day (Lois J Bailey) - Mattie proves to be a shining light amid many difficulties in this post Civil War story of a bright twelve year-old African American girl and her loving mother Bessie, who works as a maid for the Russell family, longtime Plantation owners living in Nottaway County, Virginia. The heartwarming relationship between Mattie and her ma, plus Mattie's natural desire for dignity and opportunity highlight her strength of character in this period of lingering intolerance and resentment. When problems arise, Mattie and Bessie must leave the only home they've ever known. It is through Mattie's innocent quest for change, sheer determination, and some help from those whose hearts she touches that Mattie is finally able to achieve her lifelong dream. Mattie’s New Day is an encouraging story of change that will inspire young and old alike. Recommended for ages 9-12.
Famous People Named Mattie - Mattie Moss Clark (gospel musician); Mattie Blaylock (Old West prostitute and romantic companion of Wyatt Earp)
Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Mattie - Alan Jackson (country musician)
Mattie - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Mattie.