Giveaway Monday – Walking the World in Wonder by Ellen Evert Hopman

This week I have a very special giveaway, Walking the World in Wonder: A Children’s Herbal! Ellen Evert Hopman is the author of the popular children’s herbal Walking the World in Wonder: A Children’s Herbal, which was one of the first children’s herbals I came across in my search for teaching my own kids about herbs. This book has been by our side from day one.

Walking the World in Wonder is a wonderful little herbal for kids that breaks down the plants by the seasons of the year. Each herb is featured in a photograph taken by Steven Foster and is given a one page monologue on the uses of the plant, how to identify it and how to use the plant medicinally. We just love reading the descriptions and looking over the pictures!

In addition to the monologues, there are suggestions on how to use this book, how to harvest sustainably, the wheel of the year plus poems, resources and a lot more!

About Ellen:

“Ellen Evert Hopman is a Master Herbalist and lay Homeopath who holds an M.Ed. in Mental Health Counseling.

Ellen Evert Hopman is the author of a growing number of books. Her first novel, Priestess of the Forest: A Druid Journey (Llewellyn, February 2008), was an exciting new project for her, combining a heart-warming third century Irish fictional romance with practical Druid rites and rituals. The sequel is called The Druid Isle (Llewellyn, April 2010) in which the action moves to the Hebrides of Western Scotland. The third novel in the series is Priestess of the Fire Temple: A Druid’s Tale (Llewellyn, March 2012) which explores the Pagan predecesor of Saint Brighid’s Fire Temple in Kildare. The three books are Bardic teaching tales that focus on the Three Realms of Land, Sea and Sky (Fire).

Making Kitchen Medicines has been picked up by a British publisher and will be available again Fall of 2012. Stay tuned for more details!

Ellen’s latest magical herbal is Scottish Herbs and Fairy Lore (Pendraig Publishing, June 21, 2011). Featuring seventy five medicinal and magical plants of the Highlands and Lowlands, the book covers Scottish folkways from Orkney to Shetland and the Borders.

Her newest book on tree medicine and tree lore is A Druid’s Herbal of Sacred Tree Medicine (Inner Traditions – Bear and Company, June 2008).

Other books include Being a Pagan: Druids, Wiccans, and Witches Today (Destiny Books, 2001), People of the Earth: The New Pagans Speak Out (Inner Traditions, 1995), Walking the World in Wonder – A Children’s Herbal (Healing Arts Press, 2000), A Druid’s Herbal for the Sacred Earth Year (Destiny Books, 1994) , and Tree Medicine -Tree Magic (Phoenix Publishing, Inc.,1992, currently out of print).

Hopman has been a teacher of Herbalism since 1983 and of Druidism since 1990. She is a professional member of the American Herbalists Guild and a member of the Grey Council of Mages and Sages. She was a professor at the Grey School of Wizardry for four years.

Hopman has presented on Druidism, herbal lore, tree lore, Paganism, and magic at conferences, festivals, and events in Northern Ireland, Ireland, Scotland, Canada, and the United States. She has participated in numerous radio and television programs including National Public Radio’s “Vox Pop” and the Gary Null show in New York. She presented a weekly “herb report” for WRSI radio out of Greenfield, MA for over a year and was a featured subject in a documentary about Druids on A&E Television’s “The Unexplained” (Sacred Societies, February 1999).

She has also released video tapes and DVDs on the subjects covered in her books through Sawmill River Productions.

She has been a teacher of Herbalism since 1983 and of Druidism since 1990 and has co-lead tours to Celtic and Neolithic sites in Europe. She was the founder of The New England Druid Summit, a yearly gathering of Druids in New England.

She has been on the staff of Keltria: Journal of Druidism and Celtic Magick and has been a contributing author to many New Age and Pagan journals.”


Do be sure to check out her NEW book on tree medicine  A Druid’s Herbal of Sacred Tree Medicine! Though Tree Medicine -Tree Magic is out of print, this new book covers a wide variety of trees and their medicine.

If you’d like a chance to win Walking the World in Wonder, leave a comment. For more chances to win, you can leave a separate comment each time you advertise this giveway by:

-Kids, you get 1 extra point for being a kid! Leave a comment telling me how old you are and what you like best about Herbal Roots zine.

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-tell me which books, dvds or audio tapes interest you from her website

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Sign up by Sunday, October 14, 2012 and I’ll announce the winner on Monday, October 15, 2012. Good luck!

Congratulations to Suze Littlefox! Her name was drawn to win the Sumac pendant from Mulberry Mudd!

13 Responses to “Giveaway Monday – Walking the World in Wonder by Ellen Evert Hopman”

  1. 1

    I want to read Tree Medicine, Tree Magic cause I always feel as tree gave me their power and harmony:)

  2. 2

    I twitted about this giveaway

  3. 3

    Follow you and Ellen on Twitter (name – Everyday_Wonder)

  4. 4

    I would Love to win this book- great match: herbs and kids!

  5. 5

    I am interested in the Priestess of the Forest serie from her page.

  6. 6

    I think a children’s herbal is a great idea! What a great primer no matter what your age!

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    Steve Parker

    Huia is 4. Yesterday she made Elderflower champagne (it is spring in the far south New Zealand), used a plantain poultice tied on with native flax to heal a cut in the weekend. Soon we will be camping out harvesting St Johns wort and yarrow. It would be great to have a kids specific herbal with roots deep in herbalism from our European ancestry, Huia is learning many native Maori plants so it will be cool to learn story’s about the “introduced” plants that arrived with the early settlers such as hawthorn, rosehips, mugwort… connecting to place, re connecting to our past.

  8. 8

    I know that our children would love learning even more about herbs.

  9. 9

    I think that we would really like Tree Medicine, Tree Magic. Trees are so important in our lives.

  10. 10

    Would love to see how she introduces children to herbalism in this book!

  11. 11

    Hi everyone: I can’t wait to see who wins the book! I see that many of you are interested in trees. Unfortunately TREE MEDICINE TREE MAGIC has been out of print for about a decade. The new tree book is A DRUID’S HERBAL OF SACRED TREE MEDICINE I hope you will check it out! Blessings of the harvest!
    Ellen Evert Hopman

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    Deb Shaw

    I enjoy Ellen’s books so much! Her information is accurate, rituals simple and beautiful, and the covers are always fascinating. My daughter loves her copy of “Walking the World in Wonder” so much that I’d like a second copy for my little boy. She uses hers as her working spellbook, writing in the margins, and drawing pictures. I know my son will do the same. Thank you, Ellen. You are a blessing to the spiritual community.

  13. 13

    Thanks Deb: I have another book that is very suitable for kids (and adults) called THE SECRET MEDICINES OF YOUR KITCHEN. It just came out October 15! You can find it on Amazon and Barnes and!

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