Comet's Nine Lives (Paperback)

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By Jan Brett, Jan Brett (Illustrator)
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For the slightly morbid child in your life, a somewhat less-well-known Jan Brett masterpiece following the lives and deaths of a cat on Nantucket Island. Like any larger-format Jan Brett, the illustrations and page design are unbelievably detailed and well-composed: this book takes re-reading over and over.


— From Comet's Nine Lives


It all begins when Comet walks away from the lighthouse close to his birthplace on Nantucket Island. He visits a garden, a bookstore, a boat, and a party, and at each place he gets into trouble and loses one of his lives. Comet starts to worry. He longs for a home, a place where he’ll be safe. Will he find one before he uses up all nine lives?

About the Author

With over thirty four million books in print, Jan Brett is one of the nation's foremost author illustrators of children's books. Jan lives in a seacoast town in Massachusetts, close to where she grew up. During the summer her family moves to a home in the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts.


As a child, Jan Brett decided to be an illustrator and spent many hours reading and drawing. She says, "I remember the special quiet of rainy days when I felt that I could enter the pages of my beautiful picture books. Now I try to recreate that feeling of believing that the imaginary place I'm drawing really exists. The detail in my work helps to convince me, and I hope others as well, that such places might be real."

Praise For…

“Brett’s style is deliciously intricate and detailed. Charming.”
USA Today

“Brett’s many avid fans are sure to love this book.”
School Library Journal

“As always, Brett captures the essence of her setting . . . in a luscious and loving tribute to New England.”

Product Details
ISBN: 9780698118942
ISBN-10: 0698118944
Publisher: Puffin Books
Publication Date: May 21st, 2001
Pages: 32
Language: English