Adventure, treasure-hunt, discover, enjoy.
A modern take on vintage botanical illustrations, A Beauty Collected combines photography of over 100 found items from nature with educational prose and a kid-friendly glossary in the back. Organized by the alphabet (Aloe, Bones and Crystals, for example) the book aims to encourage mindfulness, curiosity about the world around us and to inspire people aged 1 - 101 to appreciate the beauty found in nature. The perfect gift and keepsake for all ages, ABC can be found on Amazon, in stores worldwide, or directly from me below.
"Rachel Garahan has an eye for wild beauty and knows how to make "the familiar unfamiliar and the unfamiliar familiar." Her ability to make curious, elemental connection between us and our natural world is deep and delicious. Don't miss the back pages: The glossary is full of inspiring information, history, and natural medicinal and spiritual references." - Amazon.com
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"They don’t come much more beautiful than Garahan’s title. In addition to being just the loveliest thing, kids really do enjoy it. It has the kind of purified beauty that appeals to a wide range of ages. I’m a fan."
– the New York Public Library
"Less is more, dirt is safe, beauty is everywhere. A Beauty Collected keeps kids (and kids at heart!) curious about and connected to nature."
"A Beauty Collected isn't simply about learning about nature; it's about experiencing it as a family."
– School Library Journal
"A Beauty Collected has encouraged so much curiosty in our household. It’s one of those books where you can dip in and out of and each time find so much more than the last read. It’s a stunning book which celebrates the wondrous world we live in. It’s certainly a book we will treasure.
"A Beauty Collected is not only beautiful but educational."
"This book will engage children just learning their ABCs, and older ones who are interested in learning more about the world they inhabit."
“If an illustrated book could create a manifesto of our curiosity, longing, and need for the natural world in our daily living, A Beauty Collected would be it.”
– Amy Smart, actress
"A beauty indeed. From aloe to bougainvillea to coconut and beyond, each page has exquisite photos of elements of the natural world, some familiar, some perhaps new additions to a child’s vocabulary. A book for any age to bask in the amazing stuff of nature told in lovely rhyme."
"A very beautiful photographic collection of beautiful things from nature collected, selected, and photographed by Rachel Garahan. Printed on high-quality glossy pages, this medium-sized volume is a pure pleasure to leaf through. This is an awesome art book."
– San Francisco Book Review (5 out of 5 Stars)
"Rachel Garahan has an eye for wild beauty and knows how to make "the familiar unfamiliar and the unfamiliar familiar." Her ability to make curious, elemental connection between us and our natural world is deep and delicious. Don't miss the back pages: The glossary is full of inspiring information, history, and natural medicinal and spiritual references."