This is a beautiful collection of verses, poems, song and stories for children in Classes 1 to 3 in Waldorf schools, presented in an elegant linen-bound hardcover edition. Based on Caroline von Heydebrand's reader for the first Stuttgart Waldorf school, Der Sonne Licht, the book brings together traditional stories from around the world, including some by Rudolf Steiner, songs in the mood of the fifth, and poems which bring the full joy of the English language to young children. The collection is lightly illustrated by acclaimed Scherenschnitte (paper-cutting) artist, Pamela Dalton. Winner of gold medal in the Moms' Choice Awards, illustrated children's book category.
Stephen Bloomquist has taught four Waldorf classes from Class 1 to Class 8 in Lexington, near Boston, Massachusetts. He is an adjunct faculty member in the education department at Antioch New England University, and is currently the New England representative to the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America. Pamela Dalton is an award-winning artist who specialises in the ancient paper cutting craft of 'Scherenschnitte'. She has decorated the president's Christmas tree at the White House in Washington, DC.