The revised edition of the Louise Beebe Wilder's 1932 classic, The Fragrant Path: A Book About Sweet Scented Flowers and Leaves, due out in May from Hartley & Marks (P.O. Box 147, Point Roberts, Wash. 98281), is updated to include modern flower varieties and gardening techniques. The essence of the volume remains Wilder's personal reflections and her expressed delight in the "precious kind of charm" provided by "a garden full of sweet odours." Illustrated with b&w woodcuts. ($14.95 paper 258p ISBN 0-88179-125-3) Stories about the cycle of life illuminate learning activities in Native American Gardening: Stories, Projects and Recipes for Families by noted storytellers Michael J. Caduto and Joseph Bruchac. Using tribal tales from across the country as inspiration, the authors provide practical information about seed preservation, planting and maintaining the garden, reaping and cooking the harvest. The Fulcrum title is due in May. ($15.95 paper 176p ISBN 1-55591-148-X)
Michael J. Caduto is an award-winning author, master storyteller, poet, musician, educator, and ecologist. He has received numerous awards, including the New York State Outdoor Education Association's Art and Literary Award, New England's Regional Award for Excellence in Environmental Education, the American Booksellers' "Pick of the List" Award, and the Association of Children's Booksellers' Choice Award, among others. Joseph Bruchac, coauthor of The Keepers of the Earth series, is a nationally acclaimed Native American storyteller and writer who has authored more than 70 books of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for adults and children. He lives in upstate New York.