The Lights That Dance in the Night

by Yuval Zommer celebrates the beauty of the aurora borealis or Northern Lights. The story is told from the perspective of the lights themselves, describing how they came to be, starting as “specks of dust blown to Earth from the sun”. Animals like polar bears, Arctic hares, puffins, and seals all stop to take pleasure in the display of colors and lights, as do Indigenous people described as “storytellers”, who dwell in the Arctic regions. The star of the book is the gorgeously rendered illustrations of the shimmering colors in the Northern Lights. This is the perfect wintry read.