The Longest Day: Celebrating The Summer Solstice by Wendy PfefferThe Longest Day: Celebrating The Summer Solstice by Wendy Pfeffer

The Longest Day: Celebrating The Summer Solstice

byWendy PfefferIllustratorLinda Bleck

Paperback | May 5, 2015

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A science-oriented nonfiction picture book about the summer solstice—sure to be a classroom favorite!

In this fourth and final book in the series about seasons, Wendy Pfeffer turns her attention to summer, when butterflies emerge from silky cocoons and daylight hours stretch longer and longer. With lyrical prose and vibrant illustrations, The Longest Day takes us on a journey through the history and science behind the summer solstice, with a focus on summer celebrations from various cultures around the world. Teachers and students alike will treasure the varied and accessible knowledge, and activities in the back let everyone in on the festivities.
Wendy Pfeffer ( is the author of many nonfiction children’s books, including From Tadpole to Frog and A Log’s Life, which won the Giverny Award for Best Children’s Science Picture Book. She lives in Pennington, New Jersey.Linda Bleck ( is the author/illustrator of many a...
Title:The Longest Day: Celebrating The Summer SolsticeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 10 × 9.06 × 0.16 inPublished:May 5, 2015Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0147515564

ISBN - 13:9780147515568


Editorial Reviews

Praise for The Longest Day:“The text introduces both tradition and some science… Thirteen celebrations of the sun are included with basic information—just enough to interest young children.”—School Library Journal “A comfortable, multidimensional investigation of the Summer Solstice that transcends time and place.”—Kirkus Reviews “Pfeffer draws readers' attention to the science and history of the seasonal change. After a succinct explanation of how the earth's position shift causes longer days, she provides a wealth of intriguing information about sun celebrations throughout time, in a variety of places…. Recommended for classroom or library collections.”—Children's Literature