• “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 ReviewsSee All
A little buggy
It can be skipped, but screen 8a crashes if you tap anywhere on it. Otherwise, it’s fine.
Exquisite ! I’m in love!
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!!!
Perfect Before Bed!
I like this experience! Especially the recipes and the movie title references! Page8a is buggy, but don’t worry about it.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.