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Mama's Home Remedies
Discover Time-Tested Secrets of Good Health and the Pleasures of Natural Living
By Svetlana Konnikova, MA, AN,, with a Foreword by Anna Maria Clement, NMD, PhD
Interwoven with centuries-old herbal remedies, time-tested techniques, and women’s wisdom handed down through the ages, this kaleidoscopic whole-health tapestry reveals a myriad of natural methods for achieving and maintaining good health and all-around happiness.
At the heart of the narrative is a compilation of natural recipes for infusions, poultices, teas, and tinctures—garnered by the young Svetlana while listening to her mother and "the girls" (other medical professionals like her mother) as they shared their bond of friendship and their tales of healing success while gathered for tea in the family’s blossom-filled garden—intertwined with her grandmother’s fairy tales, family vignettes, legends, and herbal lore.
Filled with easy-to-make, natural, healing recipes for common ailments and illnesses—such as allergies, asthma, fatigue, headaches, insomnia, and respiratory problems—this all-encompassing guide to wellness offers a holistic approach that intermingles alternative treatments with folklore, psychology, philosophy, and spirituality to foster optimal health and joyful living.
Grapette, the Runaway Who Rolled Away
A Timeless Tale of Love and Family: A Child Discovering the World
By Svetlana Konnikova, Illustrations by Anatoli Smishliaev
Publication Date: Sept. 2007
Age Range: 4 to 8
Category: Children’s Fiction
Book Type: Cloth
Size: 8 1/2 x 11
Based on an ancient French folktale, this enduring story unfolds in a modern-day American vineyard in California. Baby Grapette, a tiny green grape in a little green dress, is thrilled by her surroundings and yearns to see more of the world. She manages to work free of her vine and roll merrily away across the fields, but—like Curious George—she is too curious. After encounters with birds, cats, and cows, Grapette decides she has seen enough and is happy to go rollicking back to the love and safety of home. Providing a lesson about the need to control headstrong impulses, the story also celebrates the thrill of independence and the joy of running around outdoors.
Svetlana Konnikova was a writer of award-winning television scripts in the former Soviet Union and was the host of several television shows, including Listen and Learn; Masterpieces of World Literature; and Science and Life. Since moving to the United States in 1989, she has been a teacher of French and Russian. She lives in Boca Raton, Florida. Anatoli Smishliaev is a former animator at Moldova Studio Films in Moldova. He was awarded a Grand Prix at the international Cannes Film Festival for his animated film, Gaidouk. He is the illustrator of more than 150 books.
Text by Svetlana Konnikova, the illustrations by Anatoli Smishliaev © from Grapette, the Runaway Who Rolled Away
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