The Darkest Dark

Retired astronaut Chris Hadfield looks back on a childhood fear of the night.

Chris Hadfield, illustrated by Eric Fan and Terry Fan

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. (From Tundra Books)

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The former astronaut on his children's book, about 9-year-old Chris who dreams of becoming an astronaut but has to overcome his fear of the dark. 14:00

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CBC Arts gets an inside look at Chris Hadfield’s debut children’s book, The Darkest Dark. 3:09