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Description - Walking the World in Wonder by Ellen Evert Hopman

Introduce children to the magic of using herbs for healing, cooking, and nature crafts and inspire a lifelong interest in the natural world.

* Designed especially for children ages five to ten.

* A hands-on book for children, filled with fun, easy-to-follow activities.

Walking the World in Wonder covers the medicinal and magical uses of sixty-seven common herbs. Each herb playfully introduces itself and talks about its habitat and many uses. With fun, easy-to-follow activities, herbalist Ellen Evert Hopman teaches children basic herbal skills and invites them to make a sunflower seed mosaic, sew a catnip-filled mouse, and dig for Jerusalem artichoke roots. The book also includes simple recipes that children can use, with adult supervision, to treat minor ailments--peppermint tea to soothe a troubled tummy or horse chestnut salve to heal a scraped knee. Children gain a sense of self-sufficiency and awe for the earth's treasures by eating wild nettle greens, sprinkling a sandwich with nasturtium flowers, making strawberry honey, and learning to season food with dill they've gathered themselves. Parents and teachers will appreciate how these earth-centered activities are placed within a broader social and environmental context. Sixty-seven full-color photographs enable children, parents, and teachers to identify these herbs during walks and field trips. Walking the World in Wonder gives children a direct and joyous experience of their connection to the natural world and inspires a lifelong interest in their own health and that of the planet.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780892818785
ISBN-10: 0892818786
Format: Paperback / softback
(254mm x 203mm x 9mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: Healing Arts Press
Publisher: Inner Traditions Bear and Company
Publish Date: 23-Nov-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Ellen Evert Hopman

Ellen Evert Hopman is a master herbalist and holds an M.Ed. in mental health counseling. She is the author of A Druid's Herbal for the Sacred Earth Year; Tree Medicine, Tree Magic; and co-author, with Lawrence Bond, of People of the Earth. Hopman resides in Massachusetts.

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