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Product Details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Healing Arts Press (Oct. 1 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0892818786
  • ISBN-13: 978-0892818785
  • Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 0.5 x 25.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 440 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #47,620 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Walking the World in Wonder gives children descriptions of 67 common plants and herbs, all grouped by the season in which they appear. Useful for beginners of all ages. Older readers may also be interested in the book's introductory history lesson, "The Wheel of the Year," which tells of ancient herbal traditions."
(Elizabeth Hockstad, Amherst Bulletin, Dec 2000)

"If you've been looking for a way to introduce your child to the responsible medicinal use of herbs, this is the book for you. Children will enjoy seeking out, gathering and mounting the pretty but furtive plants featured in the book. In short, a book for the whole family."
(www.beliefnet.com)

"Not only is this book beautiful, my kids love it! That is the whole point of the book, introducing children to herbs.  Beginning with a few pages of information for parents, the book is laid out to make finding and gathering herbs fun! What a wonderful concept."
(The Herb Network, Vol. 6, Issue 2, Spring 2001)

"A delightful introduction to the world of herbs for children between the ages of five and ten."
(Lori Collner, The Blessed Bee, Autumn 2001)

". . . as an educator, a parent, and an herbalist, I heartily recommend this book for folks of all ages. . . . an excellent resource for any family interested in exploring the world of herbs, as it is informative, colorful, and child-friendly."
(Elaine Reardon, Journal of the American Guild, Vol 6, No. 2, 2006)

"Wow! What a great book for the up and coming herbalist on your gift list!"
(PagaNet News, Volume VIII Issue VII)

" . . . a pleasant surprise. It never occurred to me that such a book would exist. . . . The back cover says the book is appropriate for children ages 5-10 years old. . . .  I will readily admit that as a novice to the world of herbalism this book was at about the right speed for me, too."
(The Magical Buffet, Jan 2009)

". . . 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."


". . . 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."
(Conie Krochmal, BellaOnline, June 2010)

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.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kim on Oct. 29 2003
Format: Paperback
The author begins with some good information on practices of collecting, use and identification, and then proceeds with a nice introduction to the Wheel of the Year complete with the popular festival names (Samhain, Yule, etc.)
My kids (boys, ages 5 and 8) love the full-color illustrations of easy-to-find herbs. This is truly written to be used by a child (though adults will find it enchanting as well) which is exactly what I needed. I have plenty of my own adult versions of herbals and wanted something that my children could call their own and use on their own.
An interesting twist is the organization of the herbs. The herbs are grouped into four seasons, the season they would most commonly be found, and the chapters begin with Autumn, the start of the Wheel of the Year. Living in Florida, we are less likely to be finding that exactly useful; but we do enjoy seeing how they are usually found in the more northern areas of the nation and will enjoy that feature on our travels to visit family.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 9 2004
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This is definitely a must have book for any family who does herbal medicine- Pagan or not! I was so excited to see the Wheel of the Year described. Each description is in very easy to read language for the children, yet offers valuable information. Plainly put, the author trusts the children's intelligence, and doesn't dumb it down for them. Many simple recipes for remedies and treats are included in the descriptions, as well as lore. My only problem with this book is that there aren't more pictures of each plant in various stages. Some of the pictures offer only a flowering shot of the arial parts. Still, with a parent's help the children will have no problem seeing that they are indeed the plants from the book. The pictures offered are full page beautiful shots. So, it's not really much of a complaint- more of a suggestion in case there are any future editions. :) BUY THIS BOOK!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Anne Marie Bouchard on Oct. 26 2000
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This book is a delight for children of ALL age! For those just exploring the magical world of nature to those young at heart. The beautiful photography and illustrations along with the wondrous style of writing is enchanting. This is a marvelous addition to any library, full of information from the practical and medicinal uses of herbs to a beautiful introduction to the wheel of the year and cycles of nature, with glimpses into ancient folklore of various cultures.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on May 27 2001
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Kids ages 5-10 and their parents will find Walking The World In Wonder an inviting survey of the medicinal and magical uses of over sixty common herbs. Each herb introduces itself and talks about its uses, with activities reinforcing the lessons on basic herbal skills, along with simple recipes kids can use.
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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
A Must Have Book! June 9 2004
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Format: Paperback
This is definitely a must have book for any family who does herbal medicine- Pagan or not! I was so excited to see the Wheel of the Year described. Each description is in very easy to read language for the children, yet offers valuable information. Plainly put, the author trusts the children's intelligence, and doesn't dumb it down for them. Many simple recipes for remedies and treats are included in the descriptions, as well as lore. My only problem with this book is that there aren't more pictures of each plant in various stages. Some of the pictures offer only a flowering shot of the arial parts. Still, with a parent's help the children will have no problem seeing that they are indeed the plants from the book. The pictures offered are full page beautiful shots. So, it's not really much of a complaint- more of a suggestion in case there are any future editions. :) BUY THIS BOOK!
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Perfect First Herbal for a Child Oct. 29 2003
By Kim - Published on Amazon.com
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The author begins with some good information on practices of collecting, use and identification, and then proceeds with a nice introduction to the Wheel of the Year complete with the popular festival names (Samhain, Yule, etc.)
My kids (boys, ages 5 and 8) love the full-color illustrations of easy-to-find herbs. This is truly written to be used by a child (though adults will find it enchanting as well) which is exactly what I needed. I have plenty of my own adult versions of herbals and wanted something that my children could call their own and use on their own.
An interesting twist is the organization of the herbs. The herbs are grouped into four seasons, the season they would most commonly be found, and the chapters begin with Autumn, the start of the Wheel of the Year. Living in Florida, we are less likely to be finding that exactly useful; but we do enjoy seeing how they are usually found in the more northern areas of the nation and will enjoy that feature on our travels to visit family.
16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
Another bit of Magick from Ellen Evert Hopman! Oct. 26 2000
By Anne Marie Bouchard - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book is a delight for children of ALL age! For those just exploring the magical world of nature to those young at heart. The beautiful photography and illustrations along with the wondrous style of writing is enchanting. This is a marvelous addition to any library, full of information from the practical and medicinal uses of herbs to a beautiful introduction to the wheel of the year and cycles of nature, with glimpses into ancient folklore of various cultures.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Medicinal and magical uses of over sixty common herbs May 27 2001
By Midwest Book Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Kids ages 5-10 and their parents will find Walking The World In Wonder an inviting survey of the medicinal and magical uses of over sixty common herbs. Each herb introduces itself and talks about its uses, with activities reinforcing the lessons on basic herbal skills, along with simple recipes kids can use.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Fantastic book for everyone! May 22 2008
By Slobo - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book is perfect for kids an adults alike. The illustrations are beautiful and the write ups very interesting and easy to read. I keep a copy for reference and another for my collection.


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