Vendor- Susan Cooper
Shortest Day by Susan Cooper
Jess's Staff Pick!
She says: "The Shortest Day" by Susan Cooper, illustrated by Carson Ellis, is an absolutely gorgeous children's book about the winter solstice. The illustrations are mythic, straddling the perfect balance between cozy and stark. The light smolders with warmth, the darkness carries the bite of winter, and of course the poem is beautiful.
Written for a theatrical production that has become a ritual in itself, Susan Cooper's poem "The Shortest Day" captures the magic behind the returning of the light, the yearning for traditions that connect us with generations that have gone before—and the hope for peace that we carry into the future. Richly illustrated by Carson Ellis with a universality that spans the centuries, this beautiful book evokes the joy and community found in the ongoing mystery of life when we celebrate light, thankfulness, and festivity at a time of rebirth. Welcome Yule!