The Dark

Lemony Snicket (Author) Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
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Product Details

Price
$18.99  $17.47
Publisher
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
April 02, 2013
Pages
1
Dimensions
7.07 X 0.45 X 10.97 inches | 0.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780316187480

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About the Author

Lemony Snicket had an unusual education and a perplexing youth and now endures a despondent adulthood. His previous published works include All the Wrong Questions, the thirteen volumes in A Series of Unfortunate Events, The Composer is Dead, and 13 Words.

Reviews

New York Times Best Illustrated
2014 Charlotte Zolotow Award WinnerA School Library Journal Best Book of the YearA Publishers Weekly Best Book of the YearALSC 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
*"In its willingness to acknowledge the darkness, and the elegant art of that acknowledgment, The Dark pays profound respect to the immediacy of childhood experiences."--Booklist, starred review
*"While it might not combat fear of the dark, it's an ingenius introduction to horror movie--style catharsis, and a memorable ride on the emotional roller coaster that great storytelling creates."--Publishers Weekly, starred review
*"Snicket and Klassen present a picture book that tackles a basic childhood worry with suspense, a dash of humor, and a satisfying resolution."--School Library Journal, starred review
* "An offbeat -- and spookily atmospheric -- approach to fear of the dark, with a creative story and high-impact artwork...an enjoyable thrill."--The Bulletin, starred review
* "Readers are going to want to read this one over and over."--Library Media Connection, starred review
"Laszlo, though a new creation for this story, somehow seems satisfyingly familiar."--Kirkus Reviews