The Darkest Dark

The Darkest Dark

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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 televised 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!
Publisher: London :, Macmillan Children's Books,, 2017.
Copyright Date: copyright2016
ISBN: 9781509841448
Branch Call Number: J PIC with CD
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 21 cm + 1 CD.


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Apr 19, 2019

I would not promote this to children, Think about it

IndyPL_ShainaS Apr 15, 2019

I picked up The Darkest Dark because I saw The Fan Brothers on the cover, and I am in love with their gorgeous art style and color palettes. I was pleasantly surprised by the story inside and that its based off of the true inspiring life of Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield. This story is full of hopes and fears, imagination and fulfillment. It's lovely and it's real, both to life and to the overwhelming magnitude of childhood dreams.

Feb 05, 2019

This was beautiful, a great story of dreams and imagination.

ArapahoeSarahD Dec 17, 2018

Incredible things happen when we overcome our fears. Sometimes, we can even touch the stars.

Jul 18, 2018

This book is about an astronaut who did not like to go to sleep and didn't want to take showers. This is very unusual because he is different from other people, not everyone's the same. Some people can be special but in their own way. He couldn't sleep in his room because it is very dark and he is also afraid of having an encounter with an alien! Chris Hadfield actually went to space which makes this book so much more realistic. This is a very interesting book, you should definitely read it. As he mentioned in the book sometimes dreams can come true, I don't want to give it all way so to find out more you should borrow this book. Rating 5/5
- @Bookworm5755 of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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.

ArapahoeSteffen 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.

ArapahoeKati 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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IndyPL_ShainaS Apr 15, 2019

The dark is for dreams -- and morning is for making them come true.

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