The Longest, Darkest Night! – Collectors Edition * Includes Free Audiobook
“The Longest, Darkest Night! is a tale about the rarest of winter nights – a total eclipse of the Moon during Winter Solstice. As the light of the moon begins to disappear, a community of adorable nocturnal forest animals becomes mystified — then scared. They learn about the wonders of nature. And, after finally listening to the wisdom of forest elders, they conquer their fears of the dark during this very unusual night.”
A heavenly tale about Nature for Ages 4 and up.
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The story begins as the forest community gathers to celebrate Winter Solstice, which is interrupted when a lunar eclipse begins.
At first, the moon appears to have a bite taken out, over time she goes completely dark. The trees loose their moon-shadows altogether. What is going to happen? The moon turns orange, then red. Everyone is scared. The animals wonder if the moon is on fire and will crash into the Earth. Clues to the story are nicely snuggled into the enchanting illustrations.
Finally, exhausted by fear, the animals hear the wind-whispers of Grandfather Cedar reassure them everything will turnout okay and he explains the eclipse. As they share this magical moment, the animals begin singing the Song of Solstice, and together they look forward to brighter days ahead. In the end, they remind themselves, “Things usually go better when we listen to our elders, their wisdom is our strength.”
Scientific Notes about the Moon, celestial cycles and eclipses plus interesting facts about nocturnal creatures add value to the book. Topics include, how the moon was formed, a list of nocturnal animals and many links to facilitate personal exploration. Back-matter for The Longest, Darkest Night! has been peer-reviewed for accuracy by the Department of Astronomy, University of Washington.
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