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A Solstice Tree for Jenny by Karen Shragg
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Dec 01, 07

bookshelves: childrens, picture-books, magic-and-religion
Read in November, 2007

A good book for a kid without a religious culture. Jenny makes her atheist parents celebrate the Winter Solstice so that she can also take part in the holiday festivities. That was great and the book covered some really important themes (such as we all - okay, most of us - believe in the same basic things such as kindness, generosity, etc.).

My problem with this book is Jenny and her archaeologist parents look into the traditions of Solstice, they find lots of ancient traditions from cultures around the world, but the author fails to mention the traditions and practices of modern day Pagans who do celebrate the Solstice as a religious (spiritual?) holiday. It seemed to me that at least a mention of the thousands of us that celebrate Solstice/Yule would be appropriate.

But it's better than no picture books about Solstice, and a good book overall.
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