Eggs for the Hunting by Reg Down
Here is a perfect story for spring from Waldorf teacher turned beloved author and storyteller, Reg Down!
Spring is full of life and life is full of eggs, all sorts of eggs: great cosmic eggs and tiny butterfly eggs, salmon eggs and bird eggs, rabbit eggs and special eggs being gilded and painted by two gnomes called Pine Cone and Pepper Pot.
They have been told (gossiped, to be correct) that Farmer John’s children, Tom and June, are going to give them special eggs for Easter, and they decide to reciprocate.
However, if you are a gnome, a small gnome—even if you are two small gnomes—then the simplest of tasks (such as finding a bird who does not mind giving you a couple of their eggs) can be a problem!
Woven into the fabric of the book are many tales, myths and legends: Pepper Pot reads the history of King Karnac and the Turning of Time, Madam Two-Pecks tells her chicks how the universe was created from the World Egg, and the Wise Salmon in Running River tells the fingerlings about the great cycle, the Egg of Life.
Eggs for the Hunting is a spring tale, a wonder tale, affirming the joy, humor and mystery of life.
Fun reading for the whole family, ages 3 and up.
Soft cover; 108 pages
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 eight 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."
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