The Star Rider and Anna McLoon

Two Tales from Ireland

Jakob Streit; Translated by Nina Kuettel

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Two beautiful Irish stories for children exploring issues of life and death, destiny and integrity. In the Steiner-Waldorf curriculum, suitable for Year 6 (age 12) and older.

228 x 152 mm
Waldorf Publications
Story Books & Anthologies; Waldorf Publications
52 pages
Publication date:
01 Jan 2010


This book contains two wonderful stories from master storyteller Jakob Streit.

'The Star Rider' is a retelling of an ancient Celtic legend. It tells of a young man who is destined, by the position of the stars at his birth, to have a terrible thing happen to him. It's a story of destiny, acceptance, integrity and injustice, with a heart-warming ending.

'Anna McLoon' is a Celtic story from modern times. It demonstrates the rhythms of the world, through the story of Ireland's last travelling storyteller, and addresses issues of life and death.

This book is suitable for Year 6 (age 12) and older, in the Steiner-Waldorf curriculum.


Jakob Streit (1910-2009) was born in Switzerland, in the picturesque village of Spiez. He was a teacher for many years, using Waldorf teaching methods in his public school classroom. He regularly told stories for his students, and between 1940 and 2004 he wrote over forty children's books encompassing nature stories, Bible stories, biographies and historical stories.

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