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The Dark

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Jon Klassen

$16.99 US | None CAN
Available April 2, 2013

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  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Age Range: 4-8
  • Grade Level: P-3
  • Pages: 40
  • Dimensions: 7-1/2" x 10"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316187480

  About The Book

Two great talents team up for a truly special picture book collaboration about Laszlo, who is afraid of the dark.

Unfortunately, the dark lives in the same house as Laszlo. Mostly, though, the dark stays in the basement and doesn't come into Lazslo's room. But one night, it does.

Bravely, Laszlo faces the dark, and makes an amazing discovery.

With emotional insight and poetic economy, THE DARK takes readers on a journey that strikes a deep emotional chord and then returns them back to safety, strengthened by the adventure.



New York Times Best Illustrated

2014 Charlotte Zolotow Award Winner
A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year
ALSC Notable Books for Children

*"With his command of language, tone, and pacing, Snicket creates the perfect antidote to a universal fear. Klassen's spare gouache and digital illustrations in a quiet black, brown, and white palette (contrasted with Laszlo's light blue footy pajamas and the yellow light bulb) are well suited for a book about the unseen. Using simple black lines and color contrasts to provide atmosphere and depth, Klassen captures the essence of Snicket's story." 

The Horn Book, starred review


Snicket, Lemony (1544651)

Lemony Snicket is the author of the thirteen volumes in A Series of Unfortunate Events; several picture books, including The Dark; and the books collectively titles All the Wrong Questions.

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