The Darkest Dark

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Synopsis

A pull-out Glow-in-the-Dark poster is included with this updated picture book of The Darkest Dark by astronaut Chris Hadfield, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing.

"While I was growing up, the Moon helped light the path to my dreams. But it was on a hot July night that my dreamy thoughts became real. The brave astronauts of Apollo 11 travelled to that distant place and stepped out onto its surface, their boots blazing a new trail in the ancient grey dust. Those footprints showed me that impossible things can happen." Chris Hadfield.

Young Chris is a very important astronaut. When Dad says it's time for bed - Sorry, no can do: An astronaut's work is never done. But in the dark lurk all kinds of scary aliens. So Chris doesn't like to sleep, but Mum and Dad do! When he watches in awe at the Apollo 11 Moon Landing, Chris realizes he must overcome his fear of the dark. For in the darkest dark of space lies a power and a mystery that might just help Chris make his dreams come true.

Inspired by the childhood of real-life astronaut, Commander Chris Hadfield, author of An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth. The Darkest Dark is his debut children's book, brought to life by the illustrations of Terry and Eric Fan. The evocative beauty of their pictures brings to life a bedtime story that will encourage children to dream big, think like an astronaut and embrace the unknown.

About the Publisher

Macmillan Children's Books

Macmillan Children's Books

We aim to be a publisher of books jam-packed with excitement, warmth and true child-appeal - from the brilliantly commercial to breathtaking classics of today and the future. Macmillan Children's Books is one of the the UK’s leading children’s publishers. The list includes Children’s Laureate Julia Donaldson, author of The Gruffalo, What the Ladybird Heard, Room on the Broom. Our licensed publishing includes Rastamouse, Poppy Cat, Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell, Bin Weevils and The Scouts Association. We publish high quality non fiction from The Science Museum books and Tony Robinson. Our fiction authors include the internationally bestselling Alyson Noel and Meg Cabot, the prize winning Frank Cottrell Boyce and award-winning Eva Ibbotson. Our heritage includes Dear Zoo, Peace at Last, Alice in Wonderland, Milly Molly Mandy, Just William, Enid Blyton and Judy Blume. Macmillan Children’s Books has won all major awards including the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals, the Blue Peter and Red House Awards.

Book information

ISBN: 9781529013610
Publisher: Macmillan
Imprint: Macmillan Children's Books
Pub date:
Edition: |Reprint
DEWEY: 813.6
DEWEY edition: 23
Sales rank: 4605
Number of pages: 41 unnumbered
Weight: 328g
Height: 273mm
Width: 271mm
Spine width: 6mm