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Solstice activity sheet

‘Wonderfully informative.’ The Sun

‘It would be difficult to be sufficiently effusive in [our] praise for this gem of a junior non-fiction title… An essential leisure non-fiction title… to quench the thirst of all hungry young fact-finders!’ School Reading List

Download this free activity sheet which encourages children to share what they do on the June solstice. Or imagine what other children might be doing around the world. It includes facts extracted from Solstice: Around the World on the Longest, Shortest Day by Jen Breach.

In this book, meet 14 fictional children in 14 real places and learn how they experience the June solstice. For some, this is a special day full of music, dancing, food and fun; while for others, it’s just a normal day. Discover what life is like in Turkey, China and Argentina… and even at a research station in Antarctica! Each story is brought to life with vivid illustrations by an artist who has a connection with that place.


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