Two bestselling, world-renowned talents of children's literature come together for the first time to bring you a universal and empowering story about conquering fear of the dark.
Laszlo is afraid of the dark. The dark lives in the same house as Laszlo but mostly it spends its time in the basement. It doesn't visit Laszlo in his room. Until one night it does.
With emotional insight and poetic economy, Lemony Snicket and Jon Klassen bring to light a universal and empowering story about conquering fear. Join a brave boy on his journey to meet the dark, and see why it will never bother him again.
Snicket and Klassen are an inspired pairing in this suspenseful take on childhood fear. . . . a memorable ride on the emotional roller coaster that great storytelling creates. Ages 3-6. - Publishers Weekly
The originality of The Dark is breathtaking, as are the pictures and prose. Klassen and Snicket play to their combined strengths. This elegant, vividly written tale should win some shuteye for all - and prizes for its creators. - The Times
Highly original and visually stunning. * * * * * - Bookbag
A powerhouse. - School Library Journal
Lemony Snicket plays masterfully with the picture book genre in The Dark. Jon Klassen's Seventies-style illustrations are a perfect match for Snicket's wit and virtuosity. - The Daily Telegraph
A familiar fear is given a new lease of life... serious, clever and intensely illustrated. - The Guardian
He eloquently reminds us what it is to be afraid of the dark and also, with Jon Klassen's simple, illuminating drawings, guarantees that readers see the light. - The Observer
A picturebook not to miss. (Children's Book of the Week) - Sunday Times