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The shortest day

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First edition.

A celebration of the winter solstice and the Yuletide season. As the sun set on the shortest day of the year, early people would gather to prepare for the long night ahead. They built fires and lit candles. They played music, bringing their own light to the darkness, while wondering if the sun would ever rise again. Written for a theatrical production that has become a ritual in itself, Susan Cooper’s poem "The Shortest Day" captures the magic behind the returning of the light, the yearning for traditions that connect us with generations that have gone before-- and the hope for peace that we carry into the future. Richly illustrated by Carson Ellis with a universality that spans the centuries, this beautiful book evokes the joy and community found in the ongoing mystery of life when we celebrate light, thankfulness, and festivity at a time of rebirth. Welcome Yule!

Available copies

  • 2 of 6 copies available at OWWL.

Current holds

1 current hold with 6 total copies.
Location Call Number /
Shelving Location
Barcode Status /
Due Date
Clifton Springs Library J Pic Coo (Text)
Children's Picture Books
52115300374199
Checked out
12/04/2019
Macedon Public Library PIC COO (Text)
Children's Picture Books
52121300740678
Checked out
12/09/2019
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Mount Morris Library J Pic Coo (Text)
Children's Picture Books
52123300268692
Available
-
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Newark Public Library J SEASONS COO (Text)
Children's New Materials
52125300868694
In process
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This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Ontario Public Library J811.54 COO (Text)
Children's New Materials
52126300775160
Available
-
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Williamson Public Library J FIC COO (Text)
Children's Fiction
52152300732274
Checked out
12/02/2019

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