The Comet (Hardback)Joe Todd-Stanton (author,illustrator)
Once more using the magical and the inspiring to explore themes that are highly relevant to real children, Joe Todd-Stanton weaves a touching, compassionate story about moving home and finding your feet in new places.
Shortlisted for The Yoto Carnegie Medal for Illustration 2023
When Nyla has to leave her home in the countryside 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 to glow and grow, 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.
From the award-winning Joe Todd-Stanton, comes an exquisite and heartfelt picture book touching on the bewildering experience of moving house. This beautiful story explores how this can affect a child's sense of belonging, but also how it can open them up to new and wonderful experiences.
Publisher: Flying Eye Books
Number of pages: 32
Dimensions: 270 x 230 mm
'A breathtakingly intricate picture book with so much to discover on every page.' - Briony May Smith
'Inspired by the changes families had to make because of the pandemic, a story of creativity, community and finding light in the dark, both visually stunning and thought-provoking.' - The Bookseller
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This is a book about moving house and starting again, friends, family, love and reassurance. It is beautifully illustrated and full of hope. A wonderful story to read at bedtime and for any child who faces change in... More
“A stunning picture book”
This tells the story of a young girl who has to move house, and that unsettling feeling of moving somewhere new and it not feeling like yours. It also shows how new surroundings can open up our world for new... More
“Amazing read with a very important message.”
Moving houses and leaving everything you know behind is a hard step to take.
It isn't easy for anybody but, specially kids, have a difficult time going through it.
The Comet shows us that no matter where you... More
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