Through the Rainbow: A Waldorf Birthday Story for Children
Children’s birthdays are a time of reflection to look back over the previous year and remember the day that child arrived in the world. A Waldorf tradition is to tell the birthday story—the tale of a little soul who crossed the rainbow bridge, came to Earth, found a loving family, and became the birthday boy or girl.
The birthday story has been told for generations and holds a unique place in the hearts and memories of thousands of families. Through the Rainbow is a faithful and inspiring retelling of the best-known version of the story by parenting coach and Waldorf parent Lou Harvey-Zahra. It is accompanied by soft, ethereal illustrations by Waldorf artist and teacher Sara Parrilli.
This beautiful picture book can become part of a family’s traditions, read each year to celebrate your child’s special day. Through the Rainbow can also be personalized and made unique for each birthday child.
About the Author
Lou Harvey-Zahra grew up and did her teacher training in England. She now lives in Melbourne, Australia, where she has taught in a number of different kindergarten, primary, special needs and Steiner-Waldorf school settings. She runs conscious parenting workshops and is the author of Happy Child, Happy Home; Creative Discipline, Connected Family; and Through the Rainbow: A Waldorf Birthday Story for Children.