About The Longest Day: Celebrating the Summer Solstice
In this fourth and final book in the series about seasons, Wendy Pfeffer turns her attention to summer, when butterflies emerge from silky cocoons and daylight hours stretch longer and longer. With lyrical prose and vibrant illustrations, The Longest Day takes us on a journey through the history and science behind the summer solstice, with a focus on summer celebrations from various cultures around the world. Teachers and students alike will treasure the varied and accessible knowledge, and activities in the back let everyone in on the festivities.
“The text introduces both tradition and some science… Thirteen celebrations of the sun are included with basic information—just enough to interest young children.” —School Library Journal
“A comfortable, multidimensional investigation of the Summer Solstice that transcends time and place.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Pfeffer draws readers’ attention to the science and history of the seasonal change. After a succinct explanation of how the earth’s position shift causes longer days, she provides a wealth of intriguing information about sun celebrations throughout time, in a variety of places…. Recommended for classroom or library collections.” —Children’s Literature