Shortest Day

Shortest Day

Celebrating the Winter Solstice

Book - 2003
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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.
Publisher: New York, NY : Dutton, 2003
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780525469681
Branch Call Number: EASY 508.2 PFE 2003
Characteristics: np : illus
Additional Contributors: Reisch, Jesse, illus


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