The Summer Solstice

The Summer Solstice

Book - 2001
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People have always looked up at the sun with wonder and gratitude--so it is no surprise that humans throughout history has chosen to celebrate the summer solstice, the time of year when the sun reaches its highest point in the sky. THE SUMMER SOLSTICE offers some fascinating descriptions of these celebrations. from ancient rituals to modern festivities, people have found many ways to express their thankfulness for the sun's gifts of warmth and light. THE SUMMER SOLSTICE depicts the mysterious rites of the Egyptians, the tales of fairies and selkies, the modern parades and baseball games--all part of the fun and folklore of this happy time. the book includes a Hawaiian myth about the origin of the seasons, and some hands-on activities that allow everyone to participate in the celebration.
Publisher: Brookfield, Conn. : Millbrook Press, c2001
ISBN: 9780761316237
076131623X
Branch Call Number: Ju 394.263 Jac
Additional Contributors: Ellis, Jan Davey - Illustrator

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