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Halley Came to Jackson

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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 Comet streaked across the Jackson skyline. Inspired by renowned author, Eudora Welty, and her stories of growing up in Mississippi, Ms. Carpenters words celebrate the special love ...more
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published October 9th 1998 by HarperCollins
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Jan 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kid-lit
The book was very good. As you read it the words rhymed.

It is great to see a dad share something exciting as a comet in the sky with a young child even though they do not understand or remember except for the newspaper articles or writings that are saved. To see people celebrate at the time of the event on a nice clear night is very rare.

The time lapse was also interesting as the girl was able to see or hear about the event as a little girl and then years later get to see the same event as an a
Mar 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
We love this little book about a famous comet and a daddy's love for his baby.

While his sister hunted for the comet on each page, Gresham just hunted the pages. A few times he even caught them.
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Feb 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A beautiful book about Halley's Comet coming to Jackson Mississippi. The girl in the book was just a baby the first time she saw it and got to see it again when she was quite a bit older.
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