Tatatuck's Journey to Crystal Mountain

Jakob Streit; Illustrated by Christiane Lesch; Translated by Nina Kuettel

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  • An inspiring book to teach children about courage, perseverance and strength
  • A delightful tale by master storyteller Jakob Streit

A delightful tale from master storyteller Jakob Streit of little Tatatuck's journey to Crystal Mountain, addressing issues of strength, bravery and friendship as he overcomes hazards and meets new companions along the way.

228 x 152 mm
Waldorf Publications
Story Books & Anthologies; Waldorf Publications
colour illustrations
Age Range:
From 6 to 8 years
52 pages
Publication date:
04 Mar 2021


Little Tatatuck is a gnome who dreams of working in the crystal caves, but he is small and not very strong. The head gnome tells Tatatuck that he must journey over seven mountains to the highest cave on Crystal Mountain and bring back a crystal to achieve his dream. Many gnomes have embarked on this journey before, but none have returned.

Tatatuck encounters many adventures on his quest. He gathers treasures and friends along the way, faces many hazards, and develops courage and strength on the journey. This is a delightful tale masterfully told by renowned storyteller Jakob Streit.

Children in Class 1 of Steiner-Waldorf schools will especially delight in these tales, but they will be loved by older children too.


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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