I love to look in secondhand bookshops for preloved books, every now and then you find a gem. A book that at first glance looks ordinary, but interesting, and when you get it home and take a good look it turns out to be a real find. I found one of these books this week.
Song of the Earth by Mary Hoffman is a lovely book which explores the magic of the elements, earth, fire, water and air.
Myths, folklore, legends and the association of various mystical figures are weaved into the text.
Each section concludes to bring to the readers attention the misuse and ill treatment done to this vital components of our existence.
The illustrations on each page wonderfully bring the text to life. This book is a great introduction to so many interesting topics, ideas and concepts, I hope that it acts a springboard for further learning.
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