The Night Before Christmas
'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse
These opening lines from the famous Christmas poem initially published anonymously as A Visit from Saint Nicholas, and credited as a work by Clement Clark Moore, have been inspiring kids and captivating their minds as they prepare for the coming Santa and his reindeer. Carry on a family tradition or start one of your own with this new version of the classic Christmas book for children and families.
Details: 10.5 x 0.5 x 11 inches. 48 pages. Hardcover.
About The Author
Charles Santore renowned illustrations have been widely exhibited in museums and celebrated with recognitions such as the prestigious Hamilton King Award, the Society of Illustrators Award of Excellence, and the Original Art 2000 Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators. Santore is best known for his luminous interpretations of classic children’s stories such as Snow White, The Night Before Christmas and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s Paul Revere’s Ride, which was named 2004 Children’s Book of the Year for Poetry by the Bank Street College Children’s Book Committee. His illustrations for The Wizard of Oz, which is widely considered to be the quintessential illustrated version, were used as the scenic backdrops for a major television performance of the work.
Clement Clarke Moore, (1779-1863), was a professor at New York City's General Theological Seminary (built on land donated by his father) who, in an 1836 reprint of A Visit From St. Nicholas (more commonly known today as Twas the Night Before Christmas), was first credited as the author of the poem, and later included it in an anthology of his work.