The Dark: Lemony Snicket

The Dark

Author: Lemony Snickett
Illustrator: Jon Klassen
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Year: 2013
Brief Summary: Lazlo is afraid of the dark, but after a conversation with “the dark” in the basement, he feels better.
Awards, Honors and Prizes: N/A

Ideas for using this book in classroom or library and/or brief notes on curriculum connections/content learning standards/Common Core, etc.:

  • Discuss fears — are you scared of the dark?  What kind of things keep you or your siblings/friends awake?  What can you do to feel better?  Do your parents do something that help you?
  • For older students: discuss “personification”…how does the author personify Lazlo’s fear of the dark?

Accessed at: Thrasher Elementary Library

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