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The shortest day, Susan Cooper ; illustrated by Carson Ellis

Label
The shortest day
Title
The shortest day
Statement of responsibility
Susan Cooper ; illustrated by Carson Ellis
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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!
Cataloging source
YDX
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1935-
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Cooper, Susan
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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1975-
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Ellis, Carson
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  • Winter solstice
  • Winter
  • Winter solstice
  • Stories in rhyme
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The shortest day, Susan Cooper ; illustrated by Carson Ellis
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Poem copyright ©1974 by Susan Cooper"--Colophon
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1083696383
Dimensions
24 x 27 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780763686987
Lccn
2019939636
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1083696383
Label
The shortest day, Susan Cooper ; illustrated by Carson Ellis
Publication
Note
"Poem copyright ©1974 by Susan Cooper"--Colophon
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1083696383
Dimensions
24 x 27 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780763686987
Lccn
2019939636
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1083696383

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