Written and designed by Amanda Edmiston, mother, professional storyteller and former student of the Scottish School of herbal medicine and illustrated by fellow mum, artist and trustee of Glasgow based climate change organisation ‘South Seeds’: Caroline Gausden.
Euan and the Elder grew out of a traditional Eastern European folk tale and was transplanted and grafted to the Caledonian forests, for one of Amanda’s regular storytelling sessions at Glasgow’s Hidden Gardens. From there this tale of the traditional uses of the Scotland’s native trees and one man’s attempt to control nature evolved into a dark fairy tale, with its roots in reality, designed in part as a collage of plants and textures and beautifully illustrated by Caroline in a comic book style. This story will appeal to adults and children of all ages.
From there Amanda received funding to print an initial limited run of the book, which they have decided to market independently, thereby being able to maintain artistic control and adhere to their principals of producing a locally printed, environmentally friendly small book.
Euan and the Elderis available for £5 + postage from:
and is also available in a special edition cotton bag with a selection of samples of the plants found in the story, a lovely way for adults and children to explore the story together through multi sensory activities.
For details of ordering the book for retail outlets, accompanying storytelling sessions, workshops etc please contact Amanda Edmiston http://www.botanicafabula.co.uk