The Darkest Dark

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Pan Macmillan, May 30, 2017 - Juvenile Fiction - 48 pages
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 on TV, 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 and You Are Here, 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 an inspiring story about facing your fears and following your dreams.

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User Review  - visuallibrarian - LibraryThing

Once again Hadfield has delivered an wonderful book the shares his love of space with a personal story-lesson. l look forward to sharing this with my grandchildren and library clients. Read full review

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User Review  - wcs53 - LibraryThing

This is a wonderful picture book by Canadian astronaut, Chris Hadfield. The story of the main character, a young boy named Chris, is based on Hadfield's own childhood dream of becoming an astronaut ... Read full review

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About the author (2017)

Chris Hadfield is one of the world's most seasoned and accomplished astronauts, and is the author of the number one international bestseller, An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth, and You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes. The Darkest Dark is Chris's first picture book.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. 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.

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