The Shortest Day: Celebrating The Winter Solstice

byWendy PfefferIllustratorJesse Reisch

September 23, 2003|
The Shortest Day: Celebrating The Winter Solstice by Wendy Pfeffer
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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.
Wendy Pfeffer is the author of many science-oriented 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.
Title:The Shortest Day: Celebrating The Winter Solstice
Product dimensions:40 pages, 10.38 X 9.38 X 0.38 in
Shipping dimensions:40 pages, 10.38 X 9.38 X 0.38 in
Published:September 23, 2003
Publisher:Penguin Young Readers Group
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780525469681

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