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The Shortest Day: Celebrating the Winter Solstice
The Shortest Day: Celebrating the Winter Solstice by Wendy Pfeffer 0525469680 9780525469681
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The Shortest Day: Celebrating the Winter Solstice by Wendy Pfeffer

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.

Author: Wendy Pfeffer

Language: English

Edition: First edition.

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 40

Publisher: Dutton Books for Young Readers

Publication Date: 2003-09-22

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