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The shortest day

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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!

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1001 . ‡aCooper, Susan.
24514. ‡aThe shortest day / ‡cSusan Cooper ; illustrated by Carson Ellis.
250 . ‡aFirst edition.
264 1. ‡aSomerville, MA : ‡bCandlewick Press, ‡c2019.
300 . ‡a1 volume (unpaged) : ‡bcolor illustrations ; ‡c24 x 27 cm
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500 . ‡a"Poem copyright ©1974 by Susan Cooper"--Colophon.
520 . ‡aA 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!
650 0. ‡aWinter solstice ‡vJuvenile fiction.
650 0. ‡aWinter ‡vJuvenile fiction.
650 0. ‡aWinter solstice ‡vJuvenile poetry.
655 0. ‡aStories in rhyme.
655 0. ‡aPicture books.
655 0. ‡aJuvenile fiction.
655 0. ‡aJuvenile poetry.
7001 . ‡aEllis, Carson, ‡eillustrator.
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