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The Shortest Day: Celebrating the Winter Solstice

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Publisher Comments:

The science, history, and cultural significance of the shortest day of the year: The Winter Solstice!

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.

and#160;

"Using clear, concise language, Pfeffer discusses important ideas behind the shortest day of the year, such as the change from autumn to winter as well as the concept of the Earth's tilting away from the sunand#133;. While appealing to a younger audience, this treatment combines the cultural approach of Ellen Jackson'sand#160;The Winter Solsticeand#160;(Millbrook, 1994) and the activities of Sandra Markle'sand#160;Exploring Winterand#160;(Atheneum, 1984; o.p.). Pfeffer uses an easy, comfortable tone for conveying the basic information, and the end pages will provide additional opportunities for would-be astronomers to explore the principles on their own."

and#151;School Library Journal

Simple science activities, ideas for celebrating the day in school and at home, and a further-reading list are included.

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780525469681
Author:
Reisch, Jesse
Publisher:
Dutton Juvenile
Illustrator:
Reisch, Jesse
Author:
Reisch, Jesse
Location:
New York
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Holidays & Festivals - Other - Non-religious
Subject:
Festivals
Subject:
Science & Technology - Earth Sciences
Subject:
Winter solstice
Subject:
Winter festivals.
Subject:
Science & Nature - Earth Sciences
Subject:
Holidays & Celebrations - Other, Nonreligious
Subject:
General Juvenile Nonfiction
Subject:
Children s Holiday-General
Subject:
Weather
Subject:
science; weather; winter; solstice; history; cultural; world history; facts; meteorology
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardback - picture book
Series Volume:
v. 5
Publication Date:
20030931
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 1 up to 4
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full color
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
10 x 9 in 1 lb
Age Level:
06-09

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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.

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