The Shortest Day

By COOPER, Susan

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ISBN
9780763686987
Publisher
Candlewick


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on October 1, 2019  |  Holiday Roundup

K-Gr 4—This lovely celebration of winter solstice blends imagery from the long-ago revelries of northern Europeans with modern-day observations and global traditions. Originally created for a 1974 theatrical production of the Christmas Revels, the poem is filled with ear-pleasing rhythms, lyrical language, and a dramatic momentum that pulls listeners in. The gouache illustrations open with atmospheric renderings of old Europe; the curved outlines and warm earth tones bring to mind ancient cave paintings. As pages turn, the sun, perched on the shoulders of a dusky gra...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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