The Darkest Dark

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4.28 based on 781 ratings & 135 reviews on Goodreads.com
Macmillan Children's Books

Publication date: 21.09.2017
ISBN: 9781509841448
Number of pages: 48

Synopsis

Young Chris is an astronaut. A very busy astronaut. Saving the planet from aliens is much more important than taking baths or going to bed. Because at bedtime the worst sort of alien appears - darkness. But when Chris watches the first moon landing, he discovers that there is a dark out in Space that is much darker than he's used to. It's the darkest dark ever, and he realises that the unknown can be . . . exciting!

The Darkest Dark is the debut picture book by Commander Chris Hadfield, international bestselling author of An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth, with spectacular illustrations by illustration team, The Fan Brothers. Inspired by Chris's decision to become an astronaut after watching the Apollo 11 moon landing at age nine, The Darkest Dark is about facing your fears and following your dreams. Awarded as a Junior Library Guild Selection in the United States for autumn 2016.

This special hardback edition comes with an audio CD of the story read by Chris Hadfield, plus bonus commentary and The Darkest Dark Song written and recorded by him too!

In the media

A splendid story for soothing night fears, fostering future explorers, and teaching children that not even the sky's the limit when it comes to dreaming big.
School Library Journal
The artwork takes us from his home to the moon and beyond in strikingly beautiful atmospheric spreads, and it’s a book to inspire children with the wonder of space and all the opportunities life holds for them.
LoveReading4Kids
A wonderfully warm and exciting picture book... With spectacular colour illustrations by top team, The Fan Brothers, this gorgeous picture book offers both reassurance and a thrilling ride through space.
Lancashire Evening Post