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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 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 realizes 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.
Canadian astronaut Hadfield and collaborator Fillion tell the story of young Chris, who loves space but can't bear his own room once the lights are out. It's 1969, and Chris's parents tell him that if he can't stay in his own bed, he won't be able to go watch the moon landing on the neighbor's TV the following evening. The moon landing is mind-boggling in itself, but something even more important catches Chris's attention: "He'd never really noticed how dark it was there. Outer space was the darkest dark ever." This new dark holds infinite promise, and it makes the ordinary dark of his bedroom less daunting. The Fan brothers (The Night Gardener) switch easily between fantasy elements (furry aliens with glowing eyes lurk in Chris's bedroom) and documentary images (the snowy pictures of the moon landing on the neighbors' TV screen). 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. Ages 4 8. Author's agent: Rick Broadhead, Rick Broadhead & Associates. Illustrators' agent: Kirsten Hall, Catbird Agency.