The shortest day

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Ellis, Carson, 1975- illustrator.
Somerville, MA : Candlewick Press, 2019.
Reinforced trade edition., First edition.
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32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 24 x 27 cm


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General Note
"Poem copyright ©1974 by Susan Cooper"--Colophon.
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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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Cooper, S., & Ellis, C. (2019). The shortest day (Reinforced trade edition.). Candlewick Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Cooper, Susan, 1935- and Carson Ellis. 2019. The Shortest Day. Somerville, MA: Candlewick Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Cooper, Susan, 1935- and Carson Ellis. The Shortest Day Somerville, MA: Candlewick Press, 2019.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Cooper, Susan, and Carson Ellis. The Shortest Day Reinforced trade edition., Candlewick Press, 2019.

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