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The summer solstice

Author: Ellen Jackson; Jan Davey Ellis
Publisher: Brookfield, Conn. : Millbrook Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A companion volume to The Winter Solstice (1994) by the same writer and illustrator, this volume presents customs and lore surrounding the longest day of the year. Jackson includes information about the summer solstice from many (mainly Western) cultures and locales, from the Chumash and Anasazi Indians to the ancient Egyptians, from Swaziland to Sweden. A brief explanation of the earth's tilt, a solstice story  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ellen Jackson; Jan Davey Ellis
ISBN: 076131623X 9780761316237 9780761312833 0761312838 0761319859 9780761319856
OCLC Number: 44720846
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 27 cm
Contents: The Summer solstice in the ancient world --
Celebrating the summer solstice today --
A Summer solstice story / How summer came to the island people (from an ancient Hawaiian chant) --
Midsummer activities: Sidewalk sundial --
Cooking with the sun --
Sun snacks --
Bohemian wreath --
Solstice tree --
Word play.
Responsibility: Ellen Jackson ; illustrated by Jan Davey Ellis.

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A companion volume to The Winter Solstice (1994) by the same writer and illustrator, this volume presents customs and lore surrounding the longest day of the year. Jackson includes information about the summer solstice from many (mainly Western) cultures and locales, from the Chumash and Anasazi Indians to the ancient Egyptians, from Swaziland to Sweden. A brief explanation of the earth's tilt, a solstice story adapted from a Hawaiian chant, and a few pages of solstice activities round out the treatment.

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