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The King Who Banned the Dark

Emily Haworth-Booth

Pavilion Children’s

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ISBN: 9781843653974

Price: £6.99

Publication date: 4 October 2018

Category: Picture Books

There was once a little boy who was afraid of the dark. There’s nothing unusual about that. Most children are afraid of the dark at one time of another. But this little boy was a Prince, and he decided that when he became King, he would do something about the dark.

He would ban it.

When the King bans the dark completely, installing an artificial sun, and enforcing "anti-dark" laws, it seems like a good idea. The citizens don’t need to worry about any of the scary things that might live in the dark.

But what happens when nobody can sleep, and the citizens revolt? Will the King face his fears and turn the lights off?

The King Who Banned the Dark is a beautiful and thought-provoking story about how we need the dark in order to enjoy the light.

 

ABOUT THE Author

Emily Haworth-Booth is an author-illustrator and educator, teaching courses on comics, graphic novels and illustration at the Royal Drawing School in London and running workshops for adults and children at other locations nationwide. In 2013 she won the Jonathan Cape/Observer/Comica Graphic Short Story Prize for her story ‘Colonic’ and was runner-up of the same prize in 2008. Her comics have appeared in print in the Observer and Vogue.

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