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• “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.



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.

What's New

Version 1.3

* We've added a parental gate for any external links in the app.
* Some minor bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
7 Ratings
7 Ratings

Exquisite ! I’m in love!

Booklover in NYC

Beautiful experience. I read it three times, finding something new each time. Then I read the “close reading” pages and learned even more. On the fourth reading I loved it even more. Gorgeous. I imagine kids 7 to 77 LOVING this! Amazing piece of work. Thank you! Best app I’ve downloaded in months. Best picture book I’ve read all year. Beautiful!!!

A little buggy


It can be skipped, but screen 8a crashes if you tap anywhere on it. Otherwise, it’s fine.

A gorgeous story


For every child who has dreamed of being somewhere else. The use of imagery and sound will draw you in- it was almost as if I had climbed into Roya's imagination. Being a fan of their other app The Artifacts, I was confident I would fall in love with this story, and I was not disappointed. It is both quirky and magical. There is a lot of fluff to sort through in the App Store - this however, is a real piece of literature.


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
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