Anita Lobel's The Night Before Christmas

Anita Lobel's The Night Before Christmas

by Clement C. Moore, Anita Lobel
     
 

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"A snow-covered Victorian New York City is the location for Anita Lobel's version of this classic Christmas poem. The cozy interiors show a cat curled up under the tree; portraits of ancestors in every room; argyle, striped and polka-dotted stockings hanging empty on the mantle; children snug in bed with dolls and teddy bears. A jolly St. Nick arrives on schedule,…  See more details below

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"A snow-covered Victorian New York City is the location for Anita Lobel's version of this classic Christmas poem. The cozy interiors show a cat curled up under the tree; portraits of ancestors in every room; argyle, striped and polka-dotted stockings hanging empty on the mantle; children snug in bed with dolls and teddy bears. A jolly St. Nick arrives on schedule, leaving a wonderful array of toys before he flies over a majestic scene of the Brooklyn Bridge and city skyline under the watchful eye of the moon. Lobel's paintings are gentle and reassuring, filled with intricate detail and family love. From the soft endpaper illustrations to the detail of the wallpaper in the children's bedroom, she has captured with richness and simplicity the joy and love of the holiday season."—School Library Journal, Starred

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375924149
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
10/14/2003
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.34(d)
Age Range:
4 - 6 Years

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'Twas the night before Christmas,
when all through the house,
Not a creature was stirring,
not even a mouse.

The stockings were hung
by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas
soon would be there.

Meet the Author

Clement C. Moore was born in the Chelsea section of New York City in 1779 and wrote his famous poem for children there in 1822.

Anita Lobel has illustrated more than 40 books for children, including the Caldecott Honor Book On Market Street.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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