Sun-Day, Moon-Day by Cherry Gilchrist
How the Week Was Made

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The author recounts some of the stories that lie behind the days of the week. Each story begins with an introduction to the day, and notes at the back of the book offer the reader more facts.

About Cherry Gilchrist

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Gilchrist runs a business specializing in Russian arts. Amanda Hall has illustrated many books for children, includingTales from India (Candlewick), Prince of the Birds (Frances Lincoln), and The Stolen Sun (Eerdmans). Amanda lives in England. Visit her website at
Published March 31, 1998 by BAREFOOT BOOKS LTD. 80 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The unifying idea for the collection is an excellent one, despite some deliberate deviations from the format, e.g., a tale about Minerva for Tuesday, instead of the more likely candidates, Tiw and Mars.

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Readers may have difficulty following the logic that links some of the other stories to their day (e.g., Tuesday was associated with Tiw, a Norse god of battle, but the tale that follows is that of Minerva--goddess of wisdom--and Arachne), and the range of cultures from which the myths originate ...

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In Sun-day, Moon-Day, Cherry Gilchrist presents the origin of each week day’s name with an accompanying tale that relates (albeit sometimes loosely) to the day.

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