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.
About the Author
Linda Bleck (www.lindableck.com) is the author/illustrator of many acclaimed picture books, including The City Kid & the Suburb Kid by Deb Pilutti (“Best of the Best” Chicago Public Library 2008), Pepper Goes to School (National Parenting Publication Award 2006), and The Moon Shines Down (Mom’s Choice Award 2009) by Margaret Wise Brown. She lives with her husband and two children in southern Wisconsin.
What People are Saying About This
Praise for The Longest Day:
“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.”
“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.”