Author Susan Cooper Published by Walker Books Ltd ISBN 9781406394191 EAN 9781406394191 Bic Code Cover Paperback
As the sun set on the shortest day of the year, early people would gather to prepare for the long night ahead. They built fires and lit candles. They played music, bringing their own light to the darkness, while wondering if the sun would ever rise again. 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.