The Longest Day: Celebrating the Summer Solstice (Hardcover)

Celebrating the Summer Solstice

By Wendy Pfeffer, Linda Bleck (Illustrator)

Dutton Juvenile, 9780525422372, 40pp.

Publication Date: May 13, 2010



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

Wendy Pfeffer lives in Pennington, New Jersey, with her husband, Tom. Linda Bleck has been illustrating for twenty years. She lives in Mequon, Wisconsin, with her husband and two children.