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Waldorf Education Collection

The books we offer for the Waldorf Education community are also excellent for every child, parent, teacher, or family! Waldorf Schools, especially, but any school or community, should get them for their libraries. Teachers will love them. See what we are offering in this Collection!


 
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Favela Children

by Ute Craemer


Ute Craemer is an educator and social worker who has dedicated over fifty years of her lifer to teaching and nurturing the poor children of the favelas (slums) in Brazil. As an experienced Waldorf teacher, she has been able to understand the needs of the children and their families and provide them with the spiritual nourishment they cry out for. Favela Children is a moving and informative account of Ute's Craemer's social work in the favelas and of her personal development. Everyone interested in education and social development will want to read this book. It was originally published in German and went through several editions. It is published here for the first time in English.

Born in 1938 in Germany, Ute Craemer pioneered Associação Comunitária Monte Azul, Alliance for Childhood in Brazil, and co-founded the World Social Initiative Forum. She has worked for many years in the favelas of Brazil. In this book, Ute movingly describes her social work amongst the poorest of the poor in the favelas of Brazil, using “Waldorf””educational methods and the anthroposophical world view.

Translated, and with an introduction, by Frank Thomas Smith.

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The Magic Mound

by Frank Thomas Smith


Sergio and his younger brother, Divino are poor children who live in a favela (slum) in Sao Paulo, Brazil. They go on vacation with their revered teacher, dona Ute (pronounced oo-teh), to the country house of one of Ute’s friends. Once there, they leave the house together to fetch kindling wood. They cross a stream and discover a strange round mound surrounded by white stones. Divino impetuously climbs the mound and convinces his brother to follow. Due to the mound’s magic forces, they fall asleep. They wake up in the land of Maxa. A girl, Mara, leads them through the jungle to her village where they meet the queen, Mamara. She tells them the history of the marvelous juice of immortality, vitaluz. They never grow old or die by drinking vitaluz, but never have children either. Queen Mamara and Princess Mara ask the boys to rescue Mireya, a young girl also from Brazil, who had been kidnapped by King Alaram. The boys agree to try, assisted by Platero, a white donkey as charming as he is stubborn, and a mysterious little man named Tamoshot. The search for Mireya is a dangerous adventure, but also the means of learning many important things about life.

This is the original English edition of La Lomita Magica, by Frank Thomas Smith, with cover art by Ludmila Garcia San Miguel and artwork for The Magic Mound Map by Maria Sol Varela. Edited by James D. Stewart.

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Journey to the Stars

by Frank Thomas Smith


From a journey through the 12 constellations to a ride with a divine donkey, with surprising intermediate stations, the protagonists of these 12 stories are involved in fascinating adventures that will delight young readers and leave an indelible impression on their minds and on their hearts. For children from 9 years old on up.

These stories include: A Journey to the Stars, Grandma Butterfly, How the Donkey Got its Cross, The Seventh Birthday, A Sword Fell On the Mountain, Juancito Hummingbird, My Cat is a Magician, The Red-headed Pizza, The Lemonade Sellers, The Mosquito who Bit a Balloon, Sir Gawain and the Dragon, and Lost in the Woods.

This is the original English edition of Un Viaje a las Estrellas, by Frank Thomas Smith, with illustrations by Celina MacKern. Edited by James D. Stewart.

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The Talking Trees / Los Árboles Parlantes

by Frank Thomas Smith


Alma and Nico live on opposite ends of a forest near their homes. One day when they are both reading the same book (The Magic Mound) within the forest, but far from each other, the trees suddenly talk to them. They are very surprised to hear trees talk, but the trees explain that they only talk to people who listen. They explain that they heard men talking about cutting down the forest to sell the wood or the land or build things on it. Alma and Nico are alarmed by this news and decide to do something together to prevent it. So they talk to many other children, who decide to join them in their attempt to save the forest. A bi-lingual, English and Spanish, tale for children age 8 on up.

This English edition was written by Frank Thomas Smith, with illustrations by Celina MacKern. Edited by James D. Stewart. Click on the cover image to buy this book at Amazon.com to read and enjoy at home. The Kindle edition can be found at this URL: https://amzn.to/3Y9k1pj


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This is a new (ad)venture for our initiatives, and comes with an additional financial burden. So, if you can, please help us — and the entire Anthroposophical community and all publishers of anthroposophical works — by purchasing one or more of these fine editions for your personal library. You can always research Steiner's works here and at other sites on the Internet, but you must agree, it is really nice to be able to curl up in your favorite chair to read and study the material at home!

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