For more than 40 years I have sought to awaken a sense of wonderment as an artist & teacher, consultant & mentor, author & storyteller .

After an early career in the theater as drama teacher &

costumer I taught Kindergarten & the Early Grades in Waldorf & public schools. I operated a preschool in Italy, taught countless workshops on the arts, storytelling & puppetry, and consulted with & taught homeschooling families in the San Francisco Bay Area.

As a result of my workshops, I  published two curriculum books & produced a DVD set. I have also created a series 
of children's books that have toy designs to go with them, Kit N Tales.  

Several years ago I wrote a collection of gnome stories, A Donsy of Gnomes, stories that have brought a lot of joy to young children world wide. More recently I began a new series of gnome chapter books for the 6 year old and up called 'The Tales of Limindoor Woods.' The first book, The Way of Gnome is now  followed by Gnomes & Friends. The third of the series has just come out... The Gnomes' Rosette.

When not writing, or enjoying the company of

my dear husband, Jim, or enjoying my four

 grandchildren, or playing with our cat, or

traveling, I daydream!

Sieglinde De Francesca, MAEd Waldorf 

Sigi is always happy to chat!





      Sieglinde De Francesca (Sigi)

     Teach Wonderment

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