The Shortest Day

The Shortest Day

Celebrating the Winter Solstice


Illustrator: Jesse Reisch

Format
Hardcover
Price
$17.99
 
Additional Formats
  • Hardcover
  • ISBN 9780525469681
  • 40 Pages
  • Dutton Children’s Books
  • 9 – 12

Overview

The beginning of winter is marked by the solstice, the shortest day of the year. Long ago, people grew afraid when each day had fewer hours of sunshine than the day before. Over time, they realized that one day each year the sun started moving toward them again. In lyrical prose and cozy illustrations, this book explains what the winter solstice is and how it has been observed by various cultures throughout history. Many contemporary holiday traditions were borrowed from ancient solstice celebrations. Simple science activities, ideas for celebrating the day in school and at home, and a further-reading list are included.

Illustrated by Jesse Reisch.

The Shortest Day

The Shortest Day

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