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The Dark

Snicket, Lemony (Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Laszlo is afraid of the dark which lives in the same big, creaky house as him, until one night the dark pays him a visit.
Authors: Snicket, Lemony
Title: The dark
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown & Co., 2013
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,27 cm
Statement of Responsibility: by Lemony Snicket ; illustrated by Jon Klassen
Summary: Laszlo is afraid of the dark which lives in the same big, creaky house as him, until one night the dark pays him a visit.
Additional Contributors: Klassen, Jon
ISBN: 9780316187480
0316187488
Branch Call Number: jE SNICKET 2013
Subject Headings: Fear of the dark Juvenile fiction
Genre/Form: Picture books for children
Topical Term: Fear of the dark
LCCN: 2012026498
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Laszlo is afraid of the dark which lives in the same big, creaky house as him, until one night the dark pays him a visit.


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Sep 29, 2014
  • CraigGraziano rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Snicket keeps his text to couple of sentences per page with one exception. Klassen gets to explore the power of negative space as the dark envelops everything except for little Laszlo and his flashlight.

Read more at: http://www.librarypoint.org/dark_snicket

Aug 22, 2014
  • kimrae rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Not what I expected at all. At first I didn't know if I was going to like the book but by the end I did. Encourages readers not to be afraid of the dark.

May 25, 2014
  • Cleveland Youth Services Recommends rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Are you afraid of the dark? Read this book and learn to embrace what's behind the dark.

Oct 22, 2013
  • JewelMcLatchy rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Not at all what I had expected from Lemony Snicket after the Series of Unfortunate Events. However, it's a really great book to use in demonstrating to your young child or a group of children how it's possible to get along with the Dark instead of being scared. Definitely one to read multiple times.

Oct 16, 2013
  • cyberspace rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

great book!

Sep 10, 2013
  • abra92 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I enjoyed reading this story as an adult. It could almost be poetry, all about fear and courage. Great!

May 15, 2013
  • kelly_at_central rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I listened to this one at story time at my local bookstore.

May 10, 2013
  • forbesrachel rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A very interesting conversation between a boy and the Dark personified occurs. By making it human-like, the boy can discover that there is nothing to fear about darkness, it may look scary, but it is just its nature to be the opposite of light, it bears no ill will towards others. The beautiful colours contrast nicely against the pure black that can fill much of the page, and does a good job of portraying a fear of the dark.

May 06, 2013
  • KRockstar10 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This one was very well-done. I'm not really that familiar with Lemony Snicket, but I gather he has a big imagination. The illustrations by Jon Klassen are wonderful.

Mar 10, 2013
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

There are surprisingly few picture books out there that tackle this very specific fear. Picture books love to tackle a fear of monsters, but the idea of handling something as ephemeral as a fear of the dark is much much harder. It takes a certain kind of writer and a certain kind of illustrator to grasp this fear by the throat and throttle it good and sound. Behold the pairing of Lemony Snicket and Jon Klassen. You’ll ne’er see the like again (unless they do another picture book together, in which case, scratch that).

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Mar 10, 2013
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 4 and 8

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Mar 10, 2013
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

“You might be afraid of the dark, but the dark is not afraid of you.” Laszlo is afraid but there’s not much he can do about it. Seems as though the dark is everywhere you look sometimes. Generally speaking it lives in the basement, and every morning Laszlo would open the door and say, “Hi . . . Hi, dark.” He wouldn’t get a reply. Then, one night, the dark does something unprecedented. It comes into Laszlo’s room and though he has a flashlight, it seems to be everywhere. It says it wants to show him something. Something in the basement. Something in the bottom drawer of an old dresser. Something that helps Laszlo just when he needs it. The dark still visits Laszlo now. It just doesn’t bother him.

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Mar 11, 2013
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

“You might be afraid of the dark, but the dark is not afraid of you.”

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May 25, 2014
  • Cleveland Youth Services Recommends rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

The Dark

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Mar 10, 2014
  • quagga rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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