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The Darkest Dark

Children’s Book Week

May 6th to 13th was Children’s Book Week in Canada. The author of our book this month book is Chris Hadfield, a Canadian astronaut who has orbited the Earth thousands of times on three separate space missions. He was also the first Canadian Commander of the International Space Station.  As a boy, Chris was afraid of the dark, but it was in the darkest dark that he first had the dream to become an astronaut.  Please join us to explore space with Chris Hadfield, a person who made his dream come true.

Book information:

Title: The Darkest Dark
Author: Chris Hadfield
Illustrator: The Fan Brothers
Publisher: Penguin Random House (2016)

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 (4:30 – 5:30 p.m.)

Embassy of Canada E.H. Norman Library (B2)

Age limit: 4 to 10 years

Language: English/Japanese

Capacity:  25 children, plus their parents/guardians

Participation: Free of charge

Individual reservations should be made by fax to 03-5412-6287 or by e-mail to  (, indicating the participants’ names and children’s ages.

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Visitors to the Embassy of Canada must present photo identification.


Embassy of Canada Public Affairs Section
Tel: 03-5412-6411, Fax: 03-5412-6287


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