The Shortest Day (Hardback)
  • The Shortest Day (Hardback)
zoom

The Shortest Day (Hardback)

(author), (illustrator)
1 Review Sign in to write a review
£12.99 £10.99
Hardback 32 Pages / Published: 07/11/2019
  • Save £2.00
  • In stock

Usually dispatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
Waterstones Says

Penned for a theatrical production and fizzing with Cooper’s characteristic lyrical panache, The Shortest Day takes inspiration from ancient yuletide rituals to create a magical tale of celebration and rebirth. Adorned with stunning illustrations from Carson Ellis, this beautiful volume is a heart-warming reminder of traditional custom and the wonders of the universe.

So the shortest day came, and the year died...

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 illuminated by Carson Ellis, 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!

Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781406389265
Number of pages: 32
Weight: 385 g
Dimensions: 236 x 266 x 8 mm

You may also be interested in...

Ten Minutes to Bed: Little Mermaid
Added to basket
I Need a New Bum!
Added to basket
£6.99
Paperback
Zog and the Flying Doctors
Added to basket
The Gruffalo
Added to basket
£6.99   £5.49
Board book
The Way Home For Wolf
Added to basket
£6.99   £4.99
Paperback
Greta and the Giants
Added to basket
£6.99
Paperback
Oi Puppies!
Added to basket
£12.99
Hardback
The Smeds and the Smoos
Added to basket
£12.99   £10.99
Hardback
Oi Duck-billed Platypus!
Added to basket
£6.99   £4.99
Paperback
The Dinky Donkey (PB)
Added to basket
£6.99   £4.99
Paperback
Pugicorn
Added to basket
£6.99   £4.99
Paperback
The Ugly Five
Added to basket
£6.99   £4.99
Paperback
Zog
Added to basket
Zog
£6.99
Paperback
Ten Minutes to Bed: Little Unicorn
Added to basket
I've Broken My Bum (PB)
Added to basket
Whispering Stories

“Whilst I think the book looks beautiful I just don’t believe that the majority of children will understand the meaning”

The Shortest Day is a children’s book all about the Winter Solstice and is based on a poem by author Susan Cooper which is recited every year on Revels Stage in nine different American cities.

The poem itself is... More

Hardback edition
Helpful? Upvote 2

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.