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On the Night of the Comet

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On the night of the comet, when cats can talk, three large cats stop by Peteris house on their way to the mountains to ask the Great Cat their questions. The plants in Peteris parentsi room are dead. His father sleeps on the couch. And Peter is very, very sad. With her tail long enough to wrap Peter up from head to toe, the great white snow leopard tries to help. She may n ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 1st 2004 by Orca Book Publishers
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Ashley D--
Jun 06, 2016 Ashley D-- rated it it was amazing
A subtle magical realism picture book about a boy grieving the loss of his mother. The text is quite bare, leaving so much of the story up to the illustrations. Definitely made me cry.

Could be a good choice for a child who is set against reading books where the message of grieving is overt. Talking cats in the text, and all the feelings in the illustrations.
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Mar 25, 2011 Ray rated it it was amazing
Rich, surprising and moving story. Dances between heartbreak and optimism. Younger kids will enjoy the fantasy elements; older children will sense the gravity of the relationships.
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Lena Coakley’s YA fantasy, Witchlanders, was called “one stunning teen debut” by Kirkus Reviews and won an SCBWI Crystal Kite award. Her new (second) novel, Worlds of Ink and Shadow, is a portal fantasy about the young Brontë siblings and the imaginary countries they wrote about in childhood. It debuted at #1 on both the Globe & Mail and the Toronto Star bestseller lists.

Lena lives in Toronto
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