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Hardcover Halley Came to Jackson [With *] Book

ISBN: 0060254009

ISBN13: 9780060254001

Halley Came to Jackson [With *]

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In her second childrens book project, internationally acclaimed singer and songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter captures the momentous night in 1910 when a father held his baby in his arms as Halleys... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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6 ratings

Damaged item sent

The item was shipped despite being horribly damaged with pages missing and a portion of the back cover cut away.

When Halley came to Jackson, to London... I fell in love

I loved the song first. Mary Chapin Carpenter sang me and my wife through our courtship. I am English, Tracy's American by birth (and southern by the grace of god). Tracy bought me the book for Christmas. Reading it and listening to the tape reminds me of when we first met. Now we live in Alabama, I look up in the sky, see the same stars my family in the UK see and the song seems to talk to me about that too.

Absolutely wonderful.

I've bought and given away 16 copies of this magnificent book. With its glorious pictures and haunting song, parents love it as much as their tots.

My neice and I loved reading this together!

Comets, babies, dogs... this book has it all. A wonderful story with lovely illustrations, this is a beautiful book to share with the much-loved children in your life. My neice had me read it to her over and over. She especially enjoyed spotting the comet and the dogs in the illustrations. Also glad to introduce my neice to a great author (Welty) and a great singer/songwriter (Carpenter) as such an early age!

Still excellent after about the 100th time with my 4 kids

As a writer myself, with my brother being an illustrator, I wish we would have created this! My younger children follow the beautiful illustrations in the book, while my older ones are learning to read to it, as I am driving for the umpteenth time somewhere listening to the beautiful song! I sing it to my children when they go to bed. My kids are from 2-8, and I've passed it along to their schools. Its one of those great ones for the whole family to share and to give to others for gifts. Thanks Ms. Carpenter! Job well done!

A beautifully illustrated book,matching the lyrical imagery.

The book form of Mary Chapin's song, _Halley Came to Jackson_, is a beautifully illustrated work, which matches her exquisite imagery in her song, the basis for the book's words. Even the opening cover has musical instruments, denoting the book's tie to the musician's world of the author, Mary Chapin Carpenter. The colors and crispness of the illustrations, by Dan Andreasen, bring to life the story of the visitation of Halley's Comet to a small southern town, and the interest of the town's residents in the comet! Ms. Eudora Welty, the writer who inspired Mary Chapin's lyrics to her song, seems to be honored in one of the page's drawings, and Mary Chapin's beloved golden retrievers are pictured throughout the drawings, as honored "characters" in the story. An added bonus to the book is a cassette of Mary Chapin's version of the book, set to music. Although I may not be a "young child", this book is a gorgeous one to enjoy viewing and reading, for kids of all ages. This book is similar to Mary Chapin's previous children's book, _Dreamland_, also based on her musical song version of the same name;_Dreamland_ is a more generally illustrated book, without the specific storyline present in _Halley..._ and without specific characters depicted(Ms. Welty, the beloved retrievers, & the depiction of Jackson, MS and its residents). _Halley Came to Jackson_ is truly an exquisite book with a beautiful story and gorgeous illustrations-a must have for book lovers!!
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