The Shortest Day

The Shortest Day

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A celebration of the winter solstice and the Yuletide season. As the sun set on the shortest day of the year, early people would gather to prepare for the long night ahead. They built fires and lit candles. They played music, bringing their own light to the darkness, while wondering if the sun would ever rise again. Written for a theatrical production that has become a ritual in itself, Susan Cooper's poem "The Shortest Day" captures the magic behind the returning of the light, the yearning for traditions that connect us with generations that have gone before-- and the hope for peace that we carry into the future. Richly illustrated by Carson Ellis with a universality that spans the centuries, this beautiful book evokes the joy and community found in the ongoing mystery of life when we celebrate light, thankfulness, and festivity at a time of rebirth. Welcome Yule!
Publisher: Somerville, MA : Candlewick Press, 2019.
Edition: First edition., Reinforced trade edition.
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9780763686987
0763686980
Characteristics: 32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 24 x 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Ellis, Carson 1975-- Illustrator

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ArapahoeTina Dec 12, 2019

I really liked the illustrations, they were like nothing else I've ever seen. Primitive and eerie, and set to poetry--this book is a unique treat.

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ArapahoeTina Dec 23, 2019

ArapahoeTina thinks this title is suitable for 6 years and over

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