Solstice Moon Solstice Sun
by Maire Durkan and illustrated by her daughter, Ellen Durkan
As an herbalist, I feel a deep connection to the changes in the landscape with the season's of the year. I love to find children's books that acknowledge these changes and also portray the beauty and mystery of the seasonal dance. Solstice Moon Solstice Sun illustrates that dance with the story of a young owl and it's mother as she explains the deeper meaning of winter's darkness and the lengthening of the days with the sun's returning...
"Don't fret little owlet, please don't be forlorn. The old year passes and a new year is born. For on this longest darkest night, our dark, cold woods turns back towards light."
Maire and Ellen have also agreed to do a special giveaway of a signed, limited edition poster of one of these beautiful illustrations. To enter, leave a comment on this post, and get a second chance by going to the Solstice Moon Solstice Sun facebook page and clicking "like".
A winner will be selected next week.
"Though cold and frost and snow hold sway, hope and light are born today."
What a wonderful story to share with our children as we move again into the dark turning of our year.
Congratulations to Shannon Burns! She is the winner of the giveaway. Shannon, Maire will be contacting you about your print. Thanks to everyone who participated.