The Darkest Dark

The Darkest Dark

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"Young Chris loves pretending he's a brave astronaut, exploiring the universe. Only one problem--at night, he's afraid of the dark. Only when he watches the moon landing on TV does he realize how exciting the unknown can be. Inspired by the childhood of real-life astronaut Chris Hadfield"--
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2016.
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780316394727
0316394726
Branch Call Number: XXF HADFIELD, CHRIS
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm

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VaughanPLDianeB Sep 25, 2017

A beautifully illustrated picture book that explains the origins of Chris Hadfield's interest in space. Also serves as a great read for those youngsters who may be afraid of the dark -- who may never have considered the dark being so full of wonderment and possibility in a positive way.

SPL_Shauna Dec 29, 2016

My little guy got this for Christmas from his grandparents, and it's so lovely. It's a quiet, true tale of a young boy who's afraid of the dark and longs to be an astronaut; after witnessing the moon landing on a tv one summer night in cottage country, his life changes.

The story is cute (and possibly therapeutic for sleep-deprived parents), but the illustrations are what really make this gem. Adorably spooky aliens lurk in a dreamy twinkling twilight, and dreams are vividly rendered. My son savours each page. Highly recommended to any picture book-aged kids, and especially to those who love space or are scared of the dark.

AL_STEFFEN Oct 18, 2016

Interesting story about the dark (fabulous realistic illustrations-love the pug!) has a twist at the end when the main character watches the moon landing - this picture book is suddenly historical fiction! Wait it's actually suddenly a biography about Astronaut Chris Hadfield, who uses the vast darkness of outer space to overcome the more manageable darkness of his bedroom. Cool book.

AL_KATI Oct 10, 2016

Really neat picture book, especially because it was written by a Canadian astronaut remembering his childhood. Lovely illustrations.

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