The Darkest Dark – designist

The Darkest Dark

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A beautifully illustrated story book from astronaut Chris Hadfield about a young boy who faces his fears, and goes on to reach the stars. The boy, also called Chris, is afraid that aliens will come if he falls asleep in the dark. His parents do everything to put his mind at ease, but Chris can't sleep. Until his dad tells him that he won't be allowed go next door tomorrow unless he stays in his own bed. Eventually Chris falls asleep and has his favourite dream where he flies his spaceship all the way to the moon. We find out the event in the neighbours' house the next day is something that happened to Chris Hadfield in real life on the evening of 20 July 1969. The Hadfields had no TV so they went to a neighbour's house to watch the Apollo 11 landing. When Chris saw Neil Armstrong step onto the surface of the moon his life changed forever. He knew from that moment he wanted to be an astronaut too. It's a heart warming, inspiring story, great for any age.

The special hardback edition comes with an audio CD of the story read by Chris Hadfield, plus bonus commentary and The Darkest Dark Song written and recorded by him too!


Who wrote it?
Written by astronaut Chris Hadfield and illustrated by The Fan Brothers.


How does it come?
Paperback 28 x 28 x 1 cm approx.

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