• “Beautiful, haunting and completely original” - Kirkus starred review
• “Don’t miss this haunting, meaningful story” - School Library Journal
• “Gorgeous illustrations and beautifully paced interactive dialog” - Digital Storytime
• “a marvellous sense of craft, attention to detail, and genuine depth” - Apps Playground
• “a “must have” for teachers and homeschoolers” - The Appy Ladies
• Bologna Ragazzi Digital Award 2014 mention (Top 3 Fiction category).
From the creators of The Artifacts, Midnight Feast is a brand new, original picturebook of 44 pages created especially for the iPad.
This is a story for a wide variety of ages, about a girl called Roya who is excited to stay up late for a midnight feast. For younger readers, the scariest features can be turned off in the options page.
This story stands up well to close-reading, with notes and activities freely available online.
Themes include: drought, its impact on food security, imagination and escapism.
READ *MIDNIGHT FEAST* AND EXPLORE ROYA’S WORLD:
Any interactivity in Midnight Feast either moves the story forward, or it exists to create atmosphere or humour.
• Tap the screen to activate character dialogue
• Lots of rub-to-reveal scenes, to expose Roya’s imaginary alternative life
• Randomly generate strange recipes in “Dad’s Kitchen”, or movie titles in Roya’s home theatre
• Manipulate light effects
• hand-drawn artwork
• professional narration by American Matthias Bossi
• beautiful music score, composed by New Zealand musician Chris Hurn especially for this story
• narration plays automatically on each page
• narration can be turned off
We believe young readers deserve immersive, non-commercialised reading experiences even in the digital age, so we will never advertise new products from our main menu or from within the story. A web link to our other storybook app is accessible only from the options page. Links to teaching resources (on Slap Happy Larry’s website) appear on a separate page after the conclusion of the story. Midnight Feast does not glorify or promote highly processed junk food.
* We've added a parental gate for any external links in the app.
* Some minor bug fixes.
Ratings and Reviews
This app is visually very interesting with unexpected happenings just when you think they are complete. The story has great depth, taking the reader into the dream world of a child living in poverty. It did seem strange to have an obvious Sub Continental flavour with Australian voices overlaid. Midnight Feast has the ability to be used for early secondary level students as a visual text or for a talented Year 6 level. The provided 22 pages of PDF activities would be welcomed by teachers. It is well worth buying.
To increase imagination and creativity, this app could help a lot to kids. Kids when growing up must wonder what is happening at night in her surroundings. With brilliant pictures and nice animation this app will give them different ideas that kids will enjoy a lot. Because of the scary bit, I would recommend this app to older kids.
- Dan Hare
- 314.1 MB
- Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. Compatible with iPad.
- English, Danish
- Age Rating
- Rated 9+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
- © Slap Happy Larry
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.