"As I grew up, the Moon was a guiding light for my dreams. However, it was a balmy night in July that transformed my whimsical dreams into reality. The courageous astronauts of Apollo 11 embarked on their journey to that distant celestial body, and they set foot on its surface, leaving behind a new trail marked by their boots on the ancient grey dust. Those footprints served as a testament that the impossible can indeed manifest." - Chris Hadfield.
Young Chris, a significant astronaut, grapples with a vital mission. When Dad insists it's bedtime - sorry, that's not an option for an astronaut; their work is ceaseless. Yet, in the darkness, creepy aliens lurk. So, Chris is reluctant to sleep, unlike Mum and Dad. As he witnesses the awe-inspiring Apollo 11 Moon Landing, Chris comprehends that he must conquer his fear of the dark. For within the profound darkness of space lies an enigmatic power that could assist Chris in realizing his aspirations.
Drawing inspiration from the early years of Commander Chris Hadfield, a real-life astronaut and the author of "An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth," this is a tale about Chris's youth. The Darkest Dark, his inaugural children's book, is beautifully illustrated by Terry and Eric Fan. The evocative allure of their artwork breathes life into a bedtime narrative that encourages children to dream grand, embrace an astronaut's mindset, and welcome the mysteries of the unknown.