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The Darkest Dark - by Chris Hadfield (Hardcover)

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Highlights

  • Encouraging readers to dream the impossible, The Darkest Dark follows a young boy intrigued by space, but afraid of the dark, inspired by the childhood of real-life astronaut Chris Hadfield and brought to life by Terry and Eric Fan's lush, evocative illustrations.
  • 4-8 Years
  • 10.2" x 10.3" Hardcover
  • 48 Pages
  • Juvenile Fiction, Social Themes

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About the Book



"Young Chris loves pretending he's a brave astronaut, exploring 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"--



Book Synopsis



Encouraging readers to dream the impossible, The Darkest Dark follows a young boy intrigued by space, but afraid of the dark, inspired by the childhood of real-life astronaut Chris Hadfield and brought to life by Terry and Eric Fan's lush, evocative illustrations.

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.

When he watches the groundbreaking moon landing on TV, Chris learns that space is the darkest dark there is, and through that lesson discovers that the dark isn't just scary, but beautiful and exciting--especially when you have big dreams to keep you company.



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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."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)



About the Author



Chris Hadfield is one of the most seasoned and accomplished astronauts in the world. In May 2013, Hadfield returned to Earth after serving as Commander of the International Space Station, where he and his crew lived for five months (his third mission). Chris frequently speaks to audiences throughout the US and Canada about space exploration and science education.

Terry Fan received his formal art training at Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto. His work is a blend of traditional and contemporary techniques, using ink or graphite mixed with digital. He spends his days (and nights) creating magical paintings, portraits, and prints. Together with his brother Eric, he wrote and illustrated the critically-acclaimed picture book, The Night Gardener.

Eric Fan is an artist and writer who lives in Toronto, Canada. He attended the Ontario College of Art and Design where he studied illustration, sculpture, and film. He has a passion for vintage bikes, clockwork contraptions, and impossible dreams. His widely-praised debut picture book, The Night Gardener, was a collaboration with his brother Terry.

Dimensions (Overall): 10.2 Inches (H) x 10.3 Inches (W) x .4 Inches (D)
Weight: 1.12 Pounds
Suggested Age: 4-8 Years
Number of Pages: 48
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Social Themes
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Theme: Emotions & Feelings
Format: Hardcover
Author: Chris Hadfield
Language: English
Street Date: September 13, 2016
TCIN: 51527358
UPC: 9780316394727
Item Number (DPCI): 248-22-5451
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.4 inches length x 10.3 inches width x 10.2 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 1.12 pounds
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5.0 out of 5 stars with 1 reviews
100% would recommend
1 recommendations

Beautiful Book

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Sarah - 4 years ago, Verified purchaser
Came in perfect condition. Love both Chris hadfield and the Fan brothers. A must have
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