Cosmic Wonder: Halley's Comet and Humankind

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Price
$18.99  $17.66
Publisher
Candlewick Press (MA)
Publish Date
Pages
40
Dimensions
9.76 X 11.42 X 0.47 inches | 1.3 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781536223231

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About the Author
Ashley Benham-Yazdani is the author-illustrator of A Green Place to Be. About this book, which she worked on while pregnant with her second child, she says, "Our long-term comet visitor has seen many of the discoveries, wonders, and, sadly, numerous tragedies of humanity, including our devastating impact on the planet. In all of its visits, one thing has been unchanging: the human hope that our children's lives would be better, safer, happier than our own." Ashley Benham-Yazdani lives with her family in Davis, California.
Reviews
Beginning millennia ago and ending with a mention of 2061, Benham-Yazdani follows Earth and its denizens via the perspective of a returning Halley's Comet. . . . Mixed-media landscapes picture the bright, soft-edged comet shooting across an inky wash sky throughout this thought-provoking survey of human history.
--Publishers Weekly

A splendid reminder that past, present, and future are connected.
--Kirkus Reviews

Children who want to know more about Halley's comet after they come across it. . . will find much to enjoy here.
--Booklist

In her sweeping story of past, present and future, author/illustrator Ashley Benham-Yazdani considers the wonder of change on the planet, as humans become aware of the heavens and 'gaze right back' when the comet looks down.
--The Virginian Pilot