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

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Rated #23 in Children's Books

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Pros: A wonderful collection, a wide variety of cultures, cultural background, a valuable resource

Cons: Read each story before sharing it to be sure it will reach your intended age group

This charming multicultural collection provides stories that celebrate the longest night and shortest day of the year. I have used these stories for years, in my classes about Winter Holidays Around the World and I’ve read them aloud to my own captivated family. Whether you are teaching a group of children about other cultures or want to share special stories with your own family, this book has stories to enthrall all ages. 

 

For the adults, there is also interesting information about the mythological and cultural background of each story.  These stories take us into the imagery of many of the world’s cultures as they have grappled with the annual mystery of the disappearance and return of the light. 

 

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

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 makes an ideal companion for everyone who carries on this tradition, no matter what their faith. Storyteller Carolyn McVickar Edwards retells twelve traditional tales—from North America, China, Scandinavia, India, Africa, South America, Europe, and Polynesia—that honor this magical moment. These are stories that will renew our wonder of the miracle of rebirth and the power of transition from darkness into light.

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DetailValue
AuthorCarolyn McVickar Edwards
BindingPaperback
EAN9781569243602
Edition2nd
ISBN1569243603
LabelDa Capo Press
ManufacturerDa Capo Press
PublisherDa Capo Press
StudioDa Capo Press
TitleThe Return of the Light: Twelve Tales from Around the World for the Winter Solstice
SKU9781569243602
ProductGroupBook
ProductTypeNameABIS_BOOK
Item Height7.01 inches
Item Weight0.45 pounds
Item Width5.24 inches
Languages - Original LanguageEnglish
Languages - PublishedEnglish
NumberOfItems1
NumberOfPages192
Package Height0.7 inches
Package Length7.2 inches
Package Weight0.35 pounds
Package Width5.4 inches
PublicationDate2005-11-14
Item Length0.43 inches
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