Welcome to the solstice – the shortest day of the year. We are in the midst of the darkness, but from tomorrow, little by little, the light will return. With lights in mind, today’s Advent offering will shine through on a gloomy day: The Lights that Dance in the Night by Yuval Zommer.
In this luminous picture book, Yuval Zommer imagines the journey of the northern lights all the way from outer space to earth, and the creatures and people that they meet along the way. From bringing joy to polar bears and intriguing seals and puffins, making whales sing and reindeers shimmer, the lights bring hope to everyone. Stunning illustrations and lyrical verse makes for a beautiful book for families to share over Christmastime when homes are filled with joy and light. May it bring brightness to you in these dark times.