The internationally bestselling picture book, now with a glow-in-the-dark cover! Inspired by the childhood of real-life astronaut Chris Hadfield and brought to life by Terry and Eric Fan's lush, evocative illustrations, The Darkest Dark will encourage readers to dream the impossible.
Chris loves rockets and planets and pretending he's a brave astronaut, exploring the universe. Only one problem--at night, Chris doesn't feel so brave. He's afraid of the dark.
But when he watches the groundbreaking moon landing on TV, he realizes that space is the darkest dark there is--and the dark is beautiful and exciting, especially when you have big dreams to keep you company.
SELECTION 2016 - Junior Library Guild Selection
SELECTION 2018 – BookRiot 50 Must-Read Canadian Children’s and YA Books
One of CCBC’S Best Books for Kids & Teens (Spring 2019)
PRAISE FOR The Darkest Dark:
"The Fan brothers (The Night Gardener) switch easily between fantasy elements and documentary images. . . . The idea that a famous astronaut was once afraid of the dark may win some recalcitrant bed-goers’ hearts, and readers with dreams of space travel will jump at this." --Starred Review, Publishers Weekly
Paperback: 48 pages
Date Published: October 9, 2018
Audience: Ages 3-7
Subjects: Juvenile Fiction Technology Social Themes Emotions Feelings Biographical Canada Children
Physical Dimensions: 10.00" x 10.00"