Charles Kovacs


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A wonderful introduction to the world of plants and flowers for children which is written in Charles Kovacs's warm and expressive style.

Floris Books
Steiner-Waldorf Education
112 pages
Publication date:
30 Apr 2020
Waldorf Education Resources


A wonderful introduction to botany for children which is written in Charles Kovacs's warm and expressive style.

Readers will explore what characterises different plants -- from fungi, algae and lichens, to the lily and rose families -- and learn about the parts of each plant and their growth cycle.

This is a fascinating and engaging resource for teachers and home schoolers which is used in the Steiner-Waldorf curriculum for 10-12 year olds.


'I always find Charles Kovacs' books such a joy to read; they are so information and never fail to demonstrate a new way of looking at things. I recommend this book to both teachers and parents as a sensitive and thoughtfully presented introduction to botany for children.'
-- Rosemary Usselman, New View


Charles Kovacs (1907-2001) was born in Austria. He left his native country in 1938 and joined the British Army in East Africa. After the War, he settled in Britain, and in 1956 he took over a class at the Rudolf Steiner School in Edinburgh, where he remained a class teacher until his retirement in 1976. His extensive lesson notes have been a useful and inspiring resource material for many teachers and are available as books from Floris Books.


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