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The Shortest Day

Murder at the Revels (Homer Kelly Mystery)

by Jane Langton

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Published by Penguin (Non-Classics) .
Written in English


Edition Notes

SeriesHomer Kelly (11)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages272
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7349343M
ISBN 100140173773
ISBN 109780140173772

The Shortest Day: A Lyrical Illustrated Invitation to Presence with the Passage of Time, Our Ancient Relationship with the Sun, and the Cycles of Life A lovely homage to a universal human impulse radiating across time and space and cultures and civilizations. By Maria Popova.   The winter solstice may be the shortest day of the year, but that doesn't mean you'll have an early sunset. The exact date of the earliest sunset depends on your latitude, so it's not the same for.

  Susan Cooper wrote 'The Shortest Day' for John Langstaff's Christmas Revels, where it is performed annually across the country. She is the author of the classic five-volume fantasy sequence The Dark Is Rising, which includes the Newbery Medal winner The Grey King, as well as many other books for children and adults/5().   Buy a cheap copy of The Shortest Day: Celebrating the Winter book by Wendy Pfeffer. 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 5/5(5).

  Newbery Medalist Cooper uses sparse, evocative language that personifies how humans celebrate the changing of the seasons. Featuring a poem created first for the Christmas Revels, the book tells the story of the solstices, how the world moves from the year’s longest day in the summer to the shortest day of : Susan Cooper. The Shortest Day (Book): Cooper, Susan: 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.


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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 /5(). The Shortest Day Hardcover – Octo #N#Susan Cooper (Author) › Visit Amazon's Susan Cooper Page.

Find all the books, read about the author, and more. See search results for this author. Are you an author. Learn about Author Central. Susan Cooper (Author), Carson Ellis (Illustrator) out of 5 stars 54 ratings/5().

The book explains the "shortest day" - the winter solstice - clearly and simply. It tells of several ancient cultures' discoveries about The Shortest Day book solstices. The book ends with two pages of facts and six wonderful activities: Making a sunrise/sunset chart, measuring shadows, using a compass, creating a sun and earth demo and having This is a /5.

Dec. 21 is the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. Susan Cooper, who wrote the solstice poem "The Shortest Day," collaborated with illustrator Carson Ellis on a new picture book. Decem • Dec. 21 is the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. Susan Cooper, who wrote the solstice poem "The Shortest Day," collaborated with illustrator Carson Ellis Author: Susan Cooper.

The Shortest Day is a childrens 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 lovely and the illustrations although a little dark really brings the story to life, however, I feel that the poem is more for adults /5.

In The Shortest Day, a poem written by Susan Cooper, beautiful illustrations by local artist Carson Ellis accompany a simple but inspiring and timely ating the rhythms of time, tradition, hope, and celebration, this book is a lovely reminder that even in the darkest times, all is not lost.

The Shortest Day is meant to be read as part of a winter solstice revel. But Ellis's illustrations are so evocative and powerful, this book could easily be enjoyed any time of year Its focus is on the glorious cycle inherent to a planet that orbits a sun.

The New York Times Book Review - Samantha HuntBrand: Candlewick Press. The Shortest Day book. In this seasonal treasure, Newbery Medalist Susan Cooper’s beloved poem heralds the winter solstice, illuminated by Caldecott Honoree Carson Ellis’s strikingly resonant illustrations.

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/5(4).

Susan Cooper wrote “The Shortest Day” for John Langstaff’s Christmas Revels, where it is performed annually across the country. She is the author of the classic fantasy sequence The Dark Is Rising, which includes the Newbery Medal winner The Grey King, as well as many other books for children and lives on a salt-marsh island in Marshfield.

About The Shortest Day. 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. The Shortest Day began as a work for the theater Here, Cooper’s words are perfectly paired with Caldecott Honor artist Carson Ellis’s ethereal gouache illustrations.

Ellis’s paintings masterfully juxtapose the physical world of Cooper’s revelers with. Susan Cooper wrote “The Shortest Day” for John Langstaff’s Christmas Revels, where it is performed annually across the country.

She is the author of the classic fantasy sequence The Dark Is Rising, which includes the Newbery Medal winner The Grey King, as well as many other books for children and lives on a salt-marsh island in Marshfield, Massachusetts.

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/5(3). Now transformed into a picture book, The Shortest Day is a joyful and timeless celebration of the winter solstice that will surely become a classic. Even very young children will enjoy Cooper’s splendid, stately words: “And everywhere down the centuries of the snow-white world / Came people singing, dancing, / To drive the dark away.”.

On page 5, Cooper’s poem begins, “So the shortest day came ” and draws readers into the seasonal cycles of light and the continuity of life, culminating in the joy of the Yule. Cooper’s poetic book is for everyone (young and old) and is a non-Christian view of the joyful arrival of the winter solstice worldwide.

Soon after I was assigned The Shortest Day for Calling Caldecott, I heard author Susan Cooper and illustrator Carson Ellis speak about their collaboration at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art.

Scrawled in my notes from that day is the sentence, “This isn’t a poem about merry feudal villagers having a party — it’s about deeper themes.”Author: Megan Dowd Lambert. Susan Cooper wrote “The Shortest Day” for John Langstaff’s Christmas Revels, where it is performed annually across the country.

She is the author of the classic fantasy sequence The Dark Is Rising, which includes the Newbery Medal winner The Grey King, as well as many other books for children and lives on a salt-marsh island in Marshfield, /5().

The Shortest Day Susan Cooper, illus. by Carson Ellis. Candlewick, $ (32p) ISBN More By and About This Author. OTHER BOOKS. The Word Pirates; Buy this book Newbery Medalist. From The Shortest Day by Susan Cooper From UNDER WILDWOOD the second book of the Wildwood Chronicles by Colin Meloy What A Terrible World, What a Beautiful World album art for The Decemberists' LP, released in.

Get this from a library! The shortest day. [Susan Cooper; Carson Ellis] -- "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.

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 lovely and the illustrations although a little dark really brings the story to life, however, I feel that the poem is more for /5().The Shortest Day of the Year Is Approaching While the shortest day can be kind of a bummer, it has a little silver lining: It means that from here, sunlight will stick around longer and : Meghan Bartels.