The Crimson Comet

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9780060080686: The Crimson Comet

Count the stars up in the sky.
The Man-in-the-Moon is flying by . . .

On a night when Nora just can't get to sleep, she looks out at the moon and watches it turn dark. How could this happen? Together with her brother, Jack, Nora sets off into the sky aboard Jack's rocket.

Up and up and up—

The rocket lands on the moon! But will Nora and Jack be able to give the moon back its light before morning comes?

Dean Morrissey has fashioned a modern-day fairy tale complete with an ingenious red rocket that could only come from the mind of a true artist—or a small boy. Climb aboard for a bedtime trip beyond your wildest dreams.

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About the Author:

Dean Morrissey has made up stories to go with his work ever since he first began to paint. Eventually he began writing and illustrating children’s books. The highly successful Ship of Dreams, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book, was published in 1990, followed by The Great Kettles, which won a Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators. His other books include The Christmas Ship, The Moon Robber, The Monster Trap, and The Crimson Comet. Dean Morrissey lives on the south shore of Massachusetts with his wife and son, surrounded by many of the amazing contraptions that are found in his paintings.



Stephen Krensky is the author of over seventy books for children, including How Santa Lost His Job, an ALA Notable Book. He has previously collaborated with Dean Morrissey on The Monster Trap and The Crimson Comet. Stephen Krensky lives in Lexington, Massachusetts, with his wife, Joan, and their two children.

From School Library Journal:

PreSchool-Grade 2–After Nora looks out her bedroom window and sees the moon blink out, she and her brother, Jack, decide to go to its rescue. They climb aboard a makeshift rocket and fearlessly blast off into the night sky. When they literally bump into the moon, a metal-and-glass orb that looks a bit like an antique pocket watch, they come face-to-face with a Santa look-alike Man-in-the-Moon. He explains to them that his engine has failed and the moon needs a jumpstart. The children utilize the Crimson Comet to do just that, thus saving the day. The siblings then crash-land back at home, tumbling into their cozy bedroom and smiling up at the celestial orb. And just for a moment, they thought the moon smiled back. With his rich, trademark night skies and luminescent, nostalgic images, Morrissey has crafted a delightful flight of childish imagination and a sweet bedtime adventure.–Piper L. Nyman, formerly at Fairfield Civic Center Library, CA
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