The Dark

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The Dark

By Lemony Snicket; Jon Klassen (Illustrator)

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780316187480, 1pp.

Publication Date: April 2, 2013

Laszlo is afraid of the dark.
The dark lives in the same house as Laszlo. Mostly, though, the dark stays in the basement and doesn't come into Lazslo's room. But one night, it does.
This is the story of how Laszlo stops being afraid of the dark.
With emotional insight and poetic economy, two award-winning talents team up to conquer a universal childhood fear.

About the Author
Lemony Snicket has been accused of leaving his readers in the dark. He is the author of Who Could That Be at This Hour?, the first book in a new series, All the Wrong Questions; the thirteen volumes in A Series of Unfortunate Events; 13 Words; and several other alarming books. He was last seen in a dimly lit area. You can visit him at

Jon Klassen was born in Winnipeg, where the dark arrives early for much of the year. He is the award-winning creator of several bestselling picture books, including I Want My Hat Back and This Is Not My Hat. He grew up in Niagara Falls and now lives in Los Angeles. Visit Jon online at

Praise For The Dark

A 2014 Charlotte Zolotow Award Winner A New York Times Best Illustrated ALSC Notable Books for ChildrenA Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year

* "An offbeat -- and spookily atmospheric -- approach to fear of the dark, with a creative story and high-impact enjoyable thrill."—The Bulletin, starred review

* "Readers are going to want to read this one over and over."—Library Media Connection, starred review

Wednesday, Jun 19, 2013

Are you afraid of the dark? In his latest children's book, The Dark, Daniel Handler � who writes under the pen name Lemony Snicket � takes on darkness itself, with the story of a young boy who confronts his biggest fear. More at

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