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.
About the Author
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.
The artwork takes us from his home to the moon and beyond in strikingly beautiful atmospheric spreads, and it's a book to inspire children with the wonder of space and all the opportunities life holds for them. * LoveReading4Kids * A wonderfully warm and exciting picture book... With spectacular colour illustrations by top team, The Fan Brothers, this gorgeous picture book offers both reassurance and a thrilling ride through space. * Lancashire Evening Post * A pitch-perfect, heart-warming story about facing fears and following dreams. * Mostly Books * Based on the author's own experiences, and beautifully illustrated, this is an inspiring story about facing up to fear and following your dreams. * Parents in Touch *
For Ages: 3+ years old
Number Of Pages: 48
Published: 30th May 2017
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 27.1 x 27.0 x 0.4
Weight (kg): 0.31