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The Dark

byLemony Snicket

Hardcover | April 2, 2013

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Two bestselling talents shed new light on an age-old fear

Lazlo is afraid of the dark. It hides in closets and sometimes sits behind the shower curtain, but mostly it lives in the basement. One night, when Lazlo’s nightlight burns out, the dark comes to visit him in his room. “Lazlo,” the Dark says. “I want to show you something.” And so Lazlo descends the basement stairs to face his fears and discover a few comforting facts about the mysterious presence with whom all children must learn to live.

Beautifully rendered with sympathy and wit, this first collaboration between Snicket and Klassen offers a fresh take on a universal childhood experience.

Lemony Snicket is often despondent, mostly about his published research, which includes A Series of Unfortunate Events andThe Composer Is Dead.
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Title:The DarkFormat:HardcoverDimensions:40 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.5 inPublished:April 2, 2013Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1443417947

ISBN - 13:9781443417945

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing book I use this book each year in my language program. It has multiple entry points and always starts wonderful conversations! Highly recommend this book!
Date published: 2017-07-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book for kids afraid of the dark This is a great book for those afraid of the dark. If your kid ISN'T afraid of the dark, I would think twice about introducing this one...don't need to put any ideas in their heads that they SHOULD be afraid for some reason... #plumreview
Date published: 2017-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this! This book is beautifully and wonderfully weird! Loved it! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delightfully Creepy Delightfully creepy and yet poetically perfect, “The Dark” weaves a story for every kid who wondered what lurked in the fathomless dark beyond the reaches of a night light. As an adult reader who loves horror movies, this read was both creepy, sweet and satisfying – although I do not have children, I picked up this book for my future little ones. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-01-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Charming and just a little strange These are the marks of Lemony Snicket and his writing, always charming and just a little bit strange.
Date published: 2016-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Adorable book for youngsters! I bought this book to read to my students in Kindergarten. It is such a cute and simple book to teach children that fears can be overcome, and that something that seems scary can just be misunderstood!
Date published: 2016-11-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A cute and quirky read for youngsters. I've decided to kick off October with a children's picture book that I listened to as an audio book, written by Lemony Snicket and narrated by Neil Gaiman. I'm dedicating October to all things spooky so I figured this story would be an easy way to ease myself into my favourite month. The Dark is about a young boy who meets The Dark, who portrayed as a speaking character, in the middle of the night. I loved the narration of the audio book by Neil Gaiman, but I do really wish I got to see the pictures as well. I'm not too sure how I feel about children's picture books in audio format, but the presentation mixed with music and sound effects was pretty great. I think The Dark was a great way to kick of my month of October spooky reads!
Date published: 2015-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bed time story I bought two books to read to my 4 year old grandson at bedtime but he only wants to hear the story of The Dark. He loves this book.
Date published: 2015-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lemony Snicket Delivers Epicness The Dark is the story of a boy who needs to over come his fear of the dark. The story is very good and I find that Snicket delivers a great story and once I closed the book I thought, "Oh boy. I want more picture books by Lemony. The art and the writing really impressed me and I must say that the combo of Mo Williams and Lemony Snicket is fantastic. TheBookReviewer
Date published: 2013-06-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A pleasant Story I was ordering some other books from the site and this one was on the new releases page. I didn't know anything about it but my daughter loves books about shadows/the dark etc so I added it to my cart. I didn't even realize it was written by Lemony Snicket. I was pleasantly surprised with the story and my daughter loved it. It is well written and easy for children to understand. My daughter asked lots of questions and wanted me to read it again as soon as we finished :)
Date published: 2013-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Bedtime Story! Young Laszlo is afraid of the dark, but as long as it stays in the basement he can carry on. One night, however, he's forced to face his fear when his beloved nightlight burns out. And, surprisingly, the dark isn't nearly as menacing as he thought. Snicket and Klassen are an author/illustrator pairing made in heaven. Snicket's offbeat and oddly charming tone is complemented perfectly by Klassen's clean, simple representation of light and dark. A quirky and delightful little story to share before bedtime!
Date published: 2013-04-06