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Author: Chris Hadfield, Kate Fillion Narrator: Chris Hadfield Publisher: Little, Brown Young Readers Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2016 ISBN: 9781478971245
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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 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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Quotes & Awards

  • “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.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “A splendid story for soothing night fears, fostering future explorers, and teaching children that not even the sky’s the limit when it comes to dreaming big.”

    School Library Journal

  • “An inspiring message from Hadfield about the wonders of the night sky. An uplifting, valuable addition to the ‘scared of the dark’ bookshelf and a must for the budding space explorer (or really, any dreamer).”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Astronaut, author, and narrator Chris Hadfield…knows about the terrifying darkness of his childhood room and the deepest darkness of outer space. This intimate knowledge radiates from his narration.”


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About the Author

Chris Hadfield is one of the most seasoned and accomplished astronauts in the world. He returned to Earth after serving as commander of the International Space Station, where he and his crew lived for six months. The top graduate of the US Air Force test pilot school in 1988 and US Navy test pilot of the year in 1991, he was selected to be an astronaut in 1992. He served as director of NASA Operations in Star City, Russia, from 2001 to 2003; chief of robotics at the Johnson Space Center in Houston from 2003 to 2006; and chief of International Space Station Operations in Houston from 2006 to 2008. He frequently speaks to audiences throughout the US and Canada about space exploration and science education.