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Shortest Day Celebrating the Winter Solstice

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ISBN-10: 0147512840

ISBN-13: 9780147512840

Edition: N/A

Authors: Wendy Pfeffer, Jesse Reisch

List price: $8.99
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The science, history, and cultural significance of the shortest day of the year: The Winter Solstice!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.Simple science activities, ideas for celebrating the day in school and at home, and a…    
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Book details

List price: $8.99
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 9/4/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 40
Size: 9.06" wide x 10.04" long x 0.24" tall
Weight: 0.330

Wendy Pfeffer is the author of several titles in the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series, including From Tadpole to Frog , What's It Like to Be a Fish? , From Seed to Pumpkin , Sounds All Around , Wiggling Worms at Work , Dolphin Talk , and Life in a Coral Reef . She lives in Pennington, New Jersey.