ACHUKA Book of the Day 24 Jan 2024
“Cook’s obvious wealth of knowledge and care in explaining both the light and dark of the world around us is complemented perfectly by Roux’s charming, delicate illustrations of natural objects, critters both cute and crawly, and racially diverse young people. This book is, in a word, immaculate. A graceful invitation that children will happily accept.” KIRKUS
Created with an American audience in mind, but an exquisitely illustrated and produced book with general appeal.
A beautifully illustrated, interactive guide to ancient, nature-based holidays and customs. Through themed meditations, crafts, and rituals, young readers can learn about old and new ways of honouring the seasons.
Each “spoke” in The Wheel of the Year marks an important turning point: the winter and summer solstices, the spring and fall equinoxes, and the festivals of seeding, growing, and harvesting that arrive in between. Within each section, enjoy:
- An overview of the holiday and its significance in cultures around the world
- A sensory scavenger hunt for sights, sounds, and smells the season
- Ideas for a seasonal altar using objects from nature
- Themed crafts, rituals, games, and recipes
Blending nature’s connection with art, poetry, and myth, The Wheel of the Year conveys the magic and beauty of ancient traditions and encourages young readers to notice, care for, and celebrate the natural world around them.
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