The Return of the Light: Winter Solstice Tales - Alder & Alouette

The Return of the Light: Twelve Tales From Around the World for the Winter Solstice

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The winter solstice, the day the "sun stands still," marks the longest night and the shortest day of the year, and it comes either on December 20th or 21st. Celebrations honoring the winter solstice as a moment of transition and renewal date back thousands of years and occur among many peoples on every continent.

The Return of the Light: Twelve Tales From Around the World for the Winter Solstice makes an ideal companion for everyone who wants to know more about the winter solstice, as well as the folklore that has surrounded it through time.

Storyteller Carolyn McVickar Edwards retells twelve traditional tales--from North America, China, Scandinavia, India, Africa, South America, Europe, and Polynesia--of people and how they honored or revered this magical moment through the ages with stories. These are stories that will renew our wonder of the miracle of rebirth and the power of transition from darkness back into light as we transition from winter towards spring again.

NOTE: Great as a read-aloud for around ages 6 years and older. For independent reading, we suggest 9 years and older, accomplished readers.

 

DETAILS

  • The Return of the Light: Twelve Tales From Around the World for the Winter Solstice
  • Written and illustrated by Carolyn McVickar Edwards.
  • Published by De Capo Press, Boston, Massachusetts; November 14, 2005.
  • 0.43" H x 7.66" L x 5.03" W (0.45 lbs) 192 pages; twelve stories
  • Softcover
  • Folklore; myths; cultures