'The Shortest Day
Celebrating the Winter Solstice'
by Wendy Pfeffer,
illustrated by Jesse Reisch
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.
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