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The Winter Solstice

The Winter Solstice
Ellen Jackson By (author)
Jan Davey Ellis Illustrated by
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Lerner Publishing Group

Limited ***

8.5 X 10.1 in
32 pg

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Holidays & Celebrations / General (see also Religious / Christian / Holidays & Celebrations)
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Science / Customs, Traditions, Anthropology
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Earth Sciences / General


CBC Children's Choices — 1994 — Winner
ILA Children's and Young Adult's Book Award — 1994 — Runner-up


The winter solstice—the shortest day of the year—marks the beginning of the coldest, darkest season. Discover the scientific reasons for this phenomenon and learn how cultures past and present have celebrated it.

Author Bio

ELLEN JACKSON was born and raised in southern California. As a teenager, she always wished her feet were small and delicate, and tried to cram them into shoes that were several sizes too small. Later, when she read the story of Cinderella to her kindergarten classes, she wondered how anyone could run in glass slippers, much less dance in them.

Now the author of several books for children, Ellen lives in Santa Barbara, California, where she has gladly forgotten the recipes for dozens of ways to make tuna casserole.