The Return of the Light: Twelve Tales from Around the World for the Winter Solstice

December 4, 2020
The Return of the Light: Twelve Tales from Around the World for the Winter Solstice

A collection of twelve traditional tales from around the worldthat honor the "return of the light" that takes place on the wintersolsticeThe winter solstice, the day the "sun stands still," marks thelongest night and the shortest day of the year, and it comes eitheron December 20th or 21st. Celebrations honoring the winter solsticeas a moment of transition and renewal date back thousands of yearsand occur among many peoples on every continent.The Return of the Light makes an ideal companion foreveryone who carries on this tradition, no matter what their faith.Storyteller Carolyn McVickar Edwards retells twelve traditionaltales-from North America, China, Scandinavia, India, Africa, SouthAmerica, Europe, and Polynesia-that honor this magical moment.These are stories that will renew our wonder of the miracle ofrebirth and the power of transition from darkness into light.