The Darkest Dark

By Chris Hadfield, illustrated by Terry and Eric Fan (the Fan Brothers)

This richly illustrated book for older readers examines a little boy’s fear of the dark. In The Darkest Dark, Chris loves making rockets, playing games against invisible Martians, and dreaming about being an astronaut. But when its time for bed, the darkness frightens him, and he finds it difficult to sleep despite his parents words of comfort.

The beauty of this book is in the recognition of ‘the dark’ as a positive space – not an absence of something, but a clustering of mysteries as deep as the universe. The Darkest Dark takes something that children instinctively often fear, and shows it instead as something beautiful, rich and worth exploring.


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