The Festival of Stones by Reg Down
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The Festival of Stones: Autumn and Winter Tales of Tiptoes Lightly recounts the seasonal adventures of the beloved fairy Tiptoes Lightly by Waldorf teacher and master storyteller Reg Down.
At Michaelmas, Farmer John tells his children about "The Most Beautiful Dragon in the Whole World.”
On Christmas Day, Tom Nutcracker and June Berry read them "The Burden Bull of Scotland.”
Tiptoes recounts “The Myth of Ella-jah,” which tells how animals were created, and the Christmas Eve story, ”The Sun-child and the Birds.”
With plentiful illustrations by the author, these are simple, innocent and magical nature stories reveal the inner mood of nature during autumn and winter.
Both humorous and reverent, these stories are suitable for reading aloud to pre-readers, or for older children to read themselves.
About the Author:
Reg Down grew up all over the world and has lived in South Africa, Namibia, Ireland and Canada.
The father of three, he has taught eurythmy (an art of movement and gesture) in Waldorf schools in the U.S., Canada, and Australia, and served on the faculty of Rudolf Steiner College in Fair Oaks, Cal.
The author of twenty books for children, Reg's stories have arisen out of his work with his students in kindergarten and the early grades.
He lives in Sacramento, Cal., "writing, publishing, storytelling, puppeteering and generally hanging around and twiddling his thumbs."
Soft cover; 100 pages
- AGES : 4-9 (but adults love them, too!)
- SIZE : 9" X 6"