Walking the World in Wonder: A Children's Herbal by Ellen Evert Hopman

Walking the World in Wonder: A Children's Herbal

byEllen Evert Hopman

Paperback | October 1, 2000

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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.

About The Author

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.

Details & Specs

Title:Walking the World in Wonder: A Children's HerbalFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.2 inPublished:October 1, 2000Publisher:Inner Traditions/Bear & CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0892818786

ISBN - 13:9780892818785

Appropriate for ages: 5 - 10

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Extra Content

Table of Contents

A Note to Parents and Teachers


The Wheel of the Year
Barberry, Burdock, Fennel, Juniper, Oak, Partridgeberry, Walnut, Wintergreen
Bayberry, Holly, Mistletoe, Pine
Birch, Chives, Curled Dock, Dandelion, Ferns, Hawthorn Tree, Hemlock Tree, Horsetail, Lamb's-quarters, Maple Tree, Milkweed, Plantain, Pokeweed, Stinging Nettle, Wild Strawberry, Trillium, Violet, Yarrow
Basil, Bee Balm, Blueberry, Calendula, Wild Carrot, Catnip, Chamomile, Cinquefoil, Club Moss, Coltsfoot, Comfrey, Daisy, Daylily, Dill, Echinacea, Elderberry, Ginger, Goldenrod, Jerusalem Artichoke, Lavender, Lemon Balm, Marjoram, Mint, Nasturtium, Parsley, Poplar, Purslane, Raspberry, Red Clover, Rose, Rosemary, Sage, Staghorn Sumac, Sunflower, Thyme, Willow, Witch Hazel




Editorial Reviews

". . . beautifully illustrated with color drawings of the plants. . . . All sorts of plants are featured here. These include everything from club mosses and ferns to trees. The plants are arranged according to the season so that children can follow the natural cycle. At the beginning the author explains about the Wheel of the Year."