Written by Lemony Snicket
Illustrated by Jon Klassen
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Longlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2014 - One of our Books of the Year 2013 - April 2013 Book of the Month Possibly destined to be THE TOP PICTURE BOOK of 2013. Bestselling Lemony Snicket gives an original, delightful and empowering take on the familiar theme of being scared of the dark. Laszlo is afraid of the dark. He knows that the dark lives in the same house as him but luckily they don’t usually share the same space in the house. One day, Laszlo goes looking for the dark. It’s a scary journey of discovery. Down in the basement he and the Dark have an interesting conversation; the Dark explains why he is so necessary. It is a great explanation and Laszlo finds he never has to be frightened again. Jon Klassen’s illustrations are a perfect match for this outstanding picture book. This is a stand-out picture book unlike any other this year.
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The Dark by Lemony Snicket
Laszlo is afraid of the dark. The dark lives in the same house as Laszlo but mostly it spends its time in the basement.
It doesn't visit Laszlo in his room. Until one night it does. With emotional insight and poetic economy, Lemony Snicket and Jon Klassen bring to light a universal and empowering story about conquering fear. Join a brave boy on his journey to meet the dark, and see why it will never bother him again.
A really special book. Beautiful pictures and a strong message that the dark is nothing to be afraid of. Both Theo 8 and Mimosa 4 have been talking about Lazlo (the hero) ever since and how brave he is looking for the dark and how lovely it is when he realises that there is nothing to be afraid of. One of those books that you will read over and over again - Mimosa has asked for it again tonight (having had it twice yesterday). A real quality story in same vein as We're Going on a Bear Hunt and Where the Wild Things Are.
Portia Barker on behalf of Theo (aged 8) and Mimosa (aged 4)
It was so brilliant, I can’t believe it. Click here to read the full review.
Reviewed by Richie Upchurch (age 6)
I liked the book because I like the dark and the pictures are good and colourful. Click here to read the full review.. Reviewed by Daniel (age 5)
I read The Dark to Lauren tonight. She really enjoyed it and wanted to read it again straight away. She said Laszlo was just like her as she is also scared of the dark. She thought the pictures of the dark and the torch beam were "really cool". Click here to read the full review.. Caroline Randall on behalf of Lauren (age 5)
I liked everything in the book. I want to read it again after lunch! Click here to read the full review.. Tracey Chorley on behalf of Robyn (age 4)
..everyone will enjoy reading it again and finding more details in the great pictures. Nicola, and James (age 4) Click here to read the full review.
AND SOME TERRIFIC MEDIA REVIEWS TOO:
“The originality of THE DARK is breathtaking, as are the pictures and the prose” Amanda Craig, The Times
“Jon Klassen’s Seventies-style illustrations are a perfect match of Snicket’s wit and virtuosity” Dinah Hall, The Telegraph
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3rd April 2013
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