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Haylee & Comet: A Tale of Cosmic Friendship



written and illustrated by
Deborah Marcero

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Macmillan
Imprint
Roaring Brook
ISBN
9781250774392
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JLG Category

Easy Reading Plus

In the warm and wonderful tradition of emerging reader series about friendship like Frog and Toad and Elephant and Piggie, comes a book about a secret wish, a girl named Haylee, and a cosmic friendship.

Haylee and Comet share one simple wish: a friend. And as with all great best-friendships, the universe brings them together in the right place at the right time.

With each adventure, Haylee and Comet learn about what it takes to grow a strong and long-lasting friendship: accepting their differences, discovering the things they share, communicating with honesty, and being open to forgiveness. And just maybe, there'll be some surprises along the way.Information about comets. Full-color illustrations created with ink, colored pencils, watercolor, gouache, and acrylic paint. 

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

72

Trim Size

9" x 7"

Dewey

E

AR

0: points 0

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Sep 2021

Book Genres

Early Chapter Book, Easy Reader, Graphic Novels

Topics

Friendship. Comets. Stars. Night sky. Wishes. Imagination. 

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Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

K-Gr 3–Haylee, a white girl with wide-set eyes and a star barrette in her short hair, makes wishes on everything, especially falling stars. She is overjoyed when a lively comet falls into her arms, each of them having wished for a friend, and together, they build a Friend Ship (the back half is a rocket; the front half is a boat). Despite their different origins, Haylee and Comet share a similar sensibility, as well matched as the pals in Dan Santat’s The Adventures of Beekle. Kind and open-minded, both look at the world with wonder (“Maybe Earth is magic”) and forgive each other for mistakes. Marcero’s (In a Jar) blue and ­sunshine-yellow palette is similar to the color scheme of Ben ­Clanton’s “Narwhal and Jelly” series. Most pages contain three to five comic panels, though some pages feature a single full-bleed illustration; the overall impression is spacious and inviting for emerging readers. An “Extra!” section at the end relates information about comets in general and Halley’s comet in particular. In the book’s final pages, the phrase “The End” is crossed out and replaced with “The ­Beginning.” Readers are likely to wish on a ­falling star for more installment about the duo. ­VERDICT This amusing, ­wish-­come-true tale has plenty of heart; recommended for all ­children’s ­collections.–Jenny Arch, formerly at ­Winchester P.L., MA

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

K-Gr 3–Haylee, a white girl with wide-set eyes and a star barrette in her short hair, makes wishes on everything, especially falling stars. She is overjoyed when a lively comet falls into her arms, each of them having wished for a friend, and together, they build a Friend Ship (the back half is a rocket; the front half is a boat). Despite their different origins, Haylee and Comet share a similar sensibility, as well matched as the pals in Dan Santat’s The Adventures of Beekle. Kind and open-minded, both look at the world with wonder (“Maybe Earth is magic”) and forgive each other for mistakes. Marcero’s (In a Jar) blue and ­sunshine-yellow palette is similar to the color scheme of Ben ­Clanton’s “Narwhal and Jelly” series. Most pages contain three to five comic panels, though some pages feature a single full-bleed illustration; the overall impression is spacious and inviting for emerging readers. An “Extra!” section at the end relates information about comets in general and Halley’s comet in particular. In the book’s final pages, the phrase “The End” is crossed out and replaced with “The ­Beginning.” Readers are likely to wish on a ­falling star for more installment about the duo. ­VERDICT This amusing, ­wish-­come-true tale has plenty of heart; recommended for all ­children’s ­collections.–Jenny Arch, formerly at ­Winchester P.L., MA

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