The Comet (Hardcover)

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The Comet (Hardcover)


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Nyla knows home is where the trees grow tall and she and Dad make delicious feasts and count the stars. But everything changes when they move to the city. There are crowds everywhere, Dad is busy at work, and she can’t even see the stars. That is until the night the comet arrives...This vibrantly illustrated story shows us that with a little imagination and a whole lot of love, we can make home wherever we are.

— Claire, Wild Rumpus

When Nyla is forced to leave her home in the country to start life again in the city, all she can think about is everything she misses from before. So when a comet comes crashing through the city streets and starts growing into a forest, Nyla can’t resist a chance to head somewhere that feels closer to what she had before ... but what starts as an escape could be just the thing to make her finally feel at home.

A picture book touching on the stress and pain of moving house and how this effects our relationships and sense of belonging, but also how it can open us up to new experiences – seeing that although we might have to leave places and people we love behind; they never really leave us. We’ll always have them in our memories and in the ability to make new ones.

Joe Todd-Stanton is from Brighton and grew up drawing with his mum. He studied Illustration at University of the West of England, afterwards moving to London where he currently resides. His children’s book, The Secret of Black Rock, won the Waterstones picture book of the year prize in 2018 and since then he has written and illustrated seven books with Flying Eye Books.
Product Details ISBN: 9781838740658
ISBN-10: 1838740651
Publisher: Flying Eye Books
Publication Date: May 3rd, 2022
Pages: 32
Language: English
Included in the CBC's May 2022 Hot Off the Press reading list

“A beautiful book. In both it’s glorious evocative artwork but also in it’s storytelling.”
-The Book Bairn