Children’s birthdays are a time of reflection to look back over the last year, and remember the day they arrived in the world. The 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 most well-known version of the story by coach and Waldorf parent Lou Harvey-Zahra, and 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 every year to celebrate a child’s special day. Through the Rainbow can be personalised, making it unique for each birthday child.
Lou Harvey-Zahra grew up in England and now lives in Melbourne, Australia with her family. She has taught in kindergarten, primary, special needs and Steiner-Waldorf schools and is a respected creative discipline coach leading workshops worldwide. Lou is the author of Happy Child, Happy Home and Creative Discipline, Connected Family.
Sara Parrilli is an artist and Waldorf teacher living in New York State. She holds a BA in Fashion Design, from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City and completed a two-year anthroposophically-based painting training at the Free Columbia Art Course in Philmont, NY. She completed her Waldorf teacher training at the Alkion Center and is currently working at the Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School, in Ghent, NY.