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Glory! to the Flowers: A Celebration
     

Glory! to the Flowers: A Celebration

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by Maggie Steincrohn Davis, Cara Raymaker (Illustrator)
 
Glory! to the Flowers celebrates flowers and the life and spirit of Edward Bach, flower essence pioneer. This is a children's book-bright and healing, lyrical and joy-inspiring-with multicultural, Earth-care themes woven throughout its text, full-color paintings and simply-worded author's note. A treat for all seasons and all ages.

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Glory! to the Flowers celebrates flowers and the life and spirit of Edward Bach, flower essence pioneer. This is a children's book-bright and healing, lyrical and joy-inspiring-with multicultural, Earth-care themes woven throughout its text, full-color paintings and simply-worded author's note. A treat for all seasons and all ages.

About The Author
Maggie Steincrohn Davis is the publisher of Heartsong Books and the author of over ten books for people of all ages, including Caring in Remembered Ways, Choices of a Growing Woman, A Garden of Whales, Roots of Peace, Seeds of Hope, and Glory! to the Flowers.

Says Maggie: "For over twenty years, I was published by others. Then, in 1993, I created Heartsong Books to express a burgeoning kinship vision. This all-embracing vision weaves throughout all Heartsong books. It permeates every aspect and level of my work."

In 1995, Maggie co-founded NEIGHBORCARE-a volunteer-run, joyful band of neighbors who, free-of-charge, provide health-related assistance in thirtenn towns on the Blue Hill, Maine peninsula a beyond to neighbors who fall between the cracks of the health-care system. (This service embraces both neighborly spontaneity and exquisite mindfulness. It celebrates group work, as well as the individual who, to be of most benefit, must bloom truly by being all she or he already is. In addition, caring is offered in full consciousness that each act, large or small, is born from a marriage of mind and heart in harmony, holds potential for universal good. People already volunteering without a group know that by signing on they add their spirit to the core energy of the service, which in turn becomes magically more than the sum of its parts.)

In years past, Maggie has been a mediator, counselor, teacher, trainer, waitress, poet, editor, radio talk show host, co-owner/founder of a nationally-known concert-cafe, and wife, mother, and grandmother in a lively "Brady Bunch" family. She has lived in the suburbs, in a motor home, on a houseboat, on a working farm, in a cottage by the sea. She now lives and writes and publishes, amidst rocks and moss and wildflowers, in a cabin she built, nearly a decade ago, in the woods in East Blue Hill, Maine.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Alexandria LaFaye
This unique picture book celebrates the spiritual qualities of flowers through song-like prose and vibrant illustrations. Produced by a small publisher dedicated to encouraging human understanding, compassion, and a commitment to the Earth, this book tells of the friendship of two young girls and their intense appreciation of flowers. The illustrations have intricate frames surrounding pictorial representations of the girls as they travel through their natural environment and enjoy the multitudes of flowers that grow there. This book's portrayal of flowers as a part of a global community that includes people, animals, and plants supports a unified view of nature that provides a unique perspective to young readers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780963881328
Publisher:
Heartsong Books
Publication date:
03/28/1995
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
12.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

What People are Saying About This

Robyn Klein
This book is meant for children, but would equally delight any herbalist whose passion for plants is clearly in tune. (Robyn Klein, American Herbalists Guild)
Hilary Hawks
When I sit down in a quiet place and read this book, it is a song to my soul. (Hilary Hawks (age 11), from her review in Creation Spirituality Network Magazine)
Heather McCargo
A beautiful celebration of flowers for young and old to share. (Heather McCargo, New England Wild Flower Society)
Brigitte Mars
The book is full of beauty, truth and goodness . . . (Brigitte Mars, herbalist)
Cherie Mason
A stunning book. One can never again merely 'look at' flowers. (Cherie Mason, author of Wild Fox-winner of the 1993 Lupine Award)
Deb Soule
This vibrant, reverent book sings us humans awake. It is a gift in these times when so many fail to truly smell the flowers. (Deb Soule, author of The Roots of Healing: A Woman's Book of Herbs)
Patricia Kaminski
Here is a book that shines as brightly as the flowers it praises. Plant this book in the garden of your soul. (Patricia Kaminski, co-director of the Flower Essence Society)

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Glory! to the Flowers 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Glory! to the Flowers Maggie and Cara have created one of the most beautiful books I have ever seen. When Maggie's pen touches paper, inspiration blooms and grows in your own heart. You feel a sense of kinship when you read her books. It is as if you were destined to read them from the beginning of time. Perhaps the author gained her inspiration from her surroundings in East Blue Hill Maine. She is living my dream! She writes in her cabin in the woods, which is surrounded by wild flowers. Before you even begin reading Maggie's words you will be captivated by Cara Raymaker's joyful and detailed expression of the words. I truly hope to see more of her art in children's and inspirational books. 'Flowers help us feel better, we know. Anywhere's home where the flowers grow.' --Maggie Davis I love Maggie's sing-song poetry and her writing in this book reminds me of the way a child sees the world. 'One day when I was young and walking with a friend, a field dry as straw bloomed with flowers.' To me, this represented how we can walk through life and create happiness where there was none, or make life better and make someone smile. Perhaps I see this in her writing because she has devoted her life to caring for others and has brought a smile to my face with her writing. She knows that when we reach out to others we receive happiness in return. No one can tell you how to get to the path where you will see the flowers growing, you just have to look inside your own heart, and then you will know how to make the flowers bloom. 'Find one work in your life that never bores you. Make sure the work is joy for you to do. Then do this work, no matter what. It is your gift to the world. It is your blessing to yourself.' -- Dr. Edward Bach In this work, she is celebrating nature and the life of Dr. Edward Bach. The Dr Edward Bach Healing Trust is a Registered Charity formed in 1989 to help the elderly, the poor and others. It makes donations to good causes and to those working in difficult circumstances to help others. He believed that the mind and emotions create bodily conditions for disease to manifest itself. He also created Bach Flower Remedies based on the belief that flowers have healing properties. The flowers are still prepared by infusion methods and are used to help remove negative emotions that can impede overall health. Here is a quote from 'Heal Thyself' written by Dr. Edward Bach in 1931: 'The real primary diseases of man are such defects as pride, cruelty, hate, self-love, ignorance, instability and greed; and each of these, if considered, will be found to be adverse to Unity. Such defects as these are the real diseases (using the word in the modern sense), and it is a continuation and persistence in such defects after we have reached that stage of development when we know them to be wrong, which precipitates in the body the injurious results which we know as illness.......But yet there is no cause for depression. The prevention and cure of disease can be found by discovering the wrong within ourselves and eradicating this fault by the earnest development of the virtue which will destroy it; not by fighting the wrong, but by bringing in such a flood of its opposing virtue that it will be swept from our natures.' I was very pleased when I learned that the essential oil of roses can remove anger. It is also interesting that men will sometimes give women flowers when woman are angry at them. Could this have some deeper message? I could completely relate to this book as I take Echinacea and believe we can heal our bodies with plants and also prevent disease. When I read the first few words of this book, I remembered a day my nieces and I once went to a favorite park. On the first visit we had walked in the dry grass. On the second visit, Ashley ran into the park and exclaimed with delight: 'It happened, it happened, my wish came true.' 'What wish,' I asked. 'I wished t