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The Darkest Dark By Chris Hadfield Terry Fan Eric Fan The Darkest Dark Inspired by the childhood of real life astronaut Chris Hadfield and brought to life by Terry and Eric Fan s lush evocative illustrations The Darkest Dark will encourage readers to dream the impossib

  • Title: The Darkest Dark
  • Author: Chris Hadfield Terry Fan Eric Fan
  • ISBN: 9781101918623
  • Page: 494
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Darkest Dark By Chris Hadfield Terry Fan Eric Fan Inspired by the childhood of real life astronaut Chris Hadfield and brought to life by Terry and Eric Fan s lush, evocative illustrations, The Darkest Dark will encourage readers to dream the impossible 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 theInspired by the childhood of real life astronaut Chris Hadfield and brought to life by Terry and Eric Fan s lush, evocative illustrations, The Darkest Dark will encourage readers to dream the impossible 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 But when he watches the groundbreaking moon landing on TV, he realizes that space is the darkest dark there is and the dark is beautiful and exciting, especially when you have big dreams to keep you company.
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    1. Laura on said:

      The Darkest Dark by Chris Hadfield caught my eye because of the Fan Brothers Their distinctive artistic style jumps out at me But I have to say, the words, dreams, and message are what I will remember the most from this story For the first time, Chris could see the power and mystery and velvety black beauty of the dark.And, he realized, you re never really alone there.Your dreams are always with you, just waiting.Big dreams, about the kind of person you want to be Young Chris is scared of the da [...]

    2. Kristi on said:

      As if a book written by and featuring Chris Hadfield isn t great enough, his first kids book includes the family pet a pug LOVE Shout out to the Fan brothers for killing it with the illustrations, as usual Will be one of the first books I buy for my soon to be born niece

    3. Mark on said:

      I loved Hadfield s memoir, An Astronaut s Guide to Life on Earth, from a few years ago A couple of my book pals mentioned that he did a children s picture book, based on his childhood in Ontario, I knew I had to give it a try It is a delight and the illustrations are beautiful.

    4. Claire Holloway on said:

      This is a very good book with lots of cross curricular links for the children to explore This book is about the astronaut Chris Hadfield including his childhood dreams of becoming an astronaut and what inspired him to be an astronaut the moon landing This book has plenty of potential for children to engage in drama activities such as tableaux, thought tracking, improvisation, writing in role and creating soundscapes which children will enjoy participating in and using drama has a positive impact [...]

    5. LolaReviewer on said:

      This is a wonderfully illustrated picture book about a young boy who wishes than anything to become an astronaut Unfortunately, he is afraid of the dark Will he ever overcome his fear in order to be able to achieve his dream I love how this book tells its readers to DREAM BIG, because you might just get what you want, if you work hard enough and believe strongly enough.Without dreams, life is pretty boring And it s inspired by Chris Hadfield s childhood, so knowing the Chris in this book really [...]

    6. Jon on said:

      A beautiful little story about conquering your fears and reaching for the stars literally.

    7. Alice Ludlow on said:

      I was introduced to this book in one of my English teaching seminars and loved it Written by astronaut Chris Hadfield famous for covering David Bowie s Space Oddity on the ISS , it is based around his childhood dreams of being an astronaut The story provides a beautiful, innocent account of the common childhood fear of being scared or the dark and what can be found hiding within it The illustrations provide a further depth to how broad a child s imagination can be, with hidden aliens scattered t [...]

    8. Fiona Hill on said:

      I thoroughly enjoyed this book about the Canadian Astronaut, Chris Hadfield s childhood Chris always loved space and played make believe with his dog all day everyday But, Chris could never sleep at night in fear of the dark and aliens Until 1969, he watched Neil Armstrong step onto the moon He was able to see the beauty of the dark night, his fear vanished and from that day onward he never gave up on his dream of becoming an astronaut himself Teaching children to face their fears to not fear th [...]

    9. Matthew Bennett on said:

      A fantastic book The Darkest Dark does a great job capturing the liveliness of a child s imagination, be it through acting out their aspirations or reacting to their fears That young Chris goes from fearing the dark to understanding it and therefore conquering his fear, allowing him to follow his dreams is a powerful message.The artwork from the Fan brothers is exceptional, in particular the star fields and moonscape draws comparisons with Satoshi Kitamura s UFO Diary in that it evokes a sense o [...]

    10. Monica Wilcox on said:

      Every year I donate books to a elementary school library This book was my favorite out of the 32 books in my 2017 selection An astronaut who is afraid of the dark Now that s a concept most kids can relate too This is a great book for parents who have kids who have trouble sleeping When we overcome our fears, no matter what they are, we set ourselves free.

    11. Eleanor on said:

      Really enjoyed reading this book, it beautifully captured the fascination we all have with space The book deals with overcoming the very common fear of the dark Being written by an astronaut gives the book a weight that could not otherwise be achieved and creates the sense of being able to reach your dreams whatever the dream is.

    12. Sarah Smith on said:

      Loved this book The fact it is written from a real life astronaut makes it all the exciting for the children and is very inspirational for children when thinking about their own dreams The illustrations also really bring the book to life

    13. Austra on said:

      My little treat Par vistum ko tumsu, kur m t briesm gi briesmo i, bet ar dzimst lieli sap i Kosmiski lieli sap i.

    14. Rebecca on said:

      Astronaut Chris Hadfield famous for his viral videos from the International Space Station shares how he was afraid of the dark when he was little This is a good book for talking about overcoming your fears and following your dreams and the first moonwalk The illustrations by the Fan Brothers The Night Gardener are gorgeous graphite colored digitally in a style reminiscent of colorized photos Most of them are nighttime double page spreads, perfect for showing off the lush, dark shading, and moon, [...]

    15. Lisa on said:

      So Chris Hadfield is a God We all know that But he is also apparently extremely gifted in addressing children s fears This is SUCH a beautiful book I want to buy it I want to read it to random children every day.

    16. Cindy Kleback on said:

      A story about conquering your fears so that you can reach for the stars In astronaut Chris Hadfield s case, that s what he literally did conquered his fear of the dark after seeing the first moon landing.

    17. Brodie on said:

      I bumped it up from a 4 to a 5 for how beautiful the hardcover book is under the sleeve It s going to be displayed front and center on my son s bookshelves.

    18. Jessica on said:

      A sweet, encouraging story for children about the advantages of the dark, and what dreams can be found there.

    19. Jason on said:

      Love the combo of an afraid of the dark book with a wanna be an astronaut book with a bit of history thrown in Well done

    20. Olivia Tosti on said:

      A lovely picture book for all ages, reflecting if we face our fears it can lead to amazing outcomes The fact it s a true story is something I love

    21. Anna on said:

      This incredible picture book made me emotional Yes, I cried.Absolutely loved it.And am inspired to the Moon and back.

    22. Matt Corkum on said:

      Bought this for Sophie for xmas Read it tonight and we both absolutely loved it

    23. Michelle on said:

      Excellent children s book I ve bought this a for a few friends who have kiddos and figured I should read it so I can discuss it intelligently with the 3 year old who has proclaimed it s his favourite book No regrets Great story told by a modern Canadian hero, the astronaut Chris Hadfield, about overcoming one s fear of the dark, and importantly fear of all the aliens that come out in the dark Also has themes lessons about pursuing your ambitions, finding opportunities in everyday events, not be [...]

    24. Michael Francis Perez on said:

      Great art I really like how Chris conquers his fear of the dark Notes about the astronaut s life are also welcome.

    25. Jana on said:

      This is a great picture book to share with kids because it s got a great message about overcoming fears and achieving dreams It also shares memories of a special time in history the Apollo 11 moon landing Astronaut Chris Hadfield shares a story of his childhood dream of one day exploring outer space along with his fear of the dark Chris avoided going to bed by himself nightly because in the darkness he always saw creepy, alien like shadows The story culminates in a viewing party at a neighbor s [...]

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