Leonard Weisgard's The Night Before Christmas

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That jolly late-night visitor and his magical, toy-filled sleigh are back in a beloved holiday classic to thrill new generations of readers and listeners.

Text reprinted from the original 1848 edition, accompanied by new illustrations, presents the well-known poem about an important Christmas visitor.

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Overview

That jolly late-night visitor and his magical, toy-filled sleigh are back in a beloved holiday classic to thrill new generations of readers and listeners.

Text reprinted from the original 1848 edition, accompanied by new illustrations, presents the well-known poem about an important Christmas visitor.

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Children's Literature
What is Christmas without a reading of this classic tale of anticipation, wonder and magic? The warmth and love of the holiday season comes to life in this large and magnificently illustrated book, sure to enchant children and parents alike. This volume presents Moore's legendary verse in a special large format designed just for children, a feature sure to please parents of young ones. Each page contains but a few lines, accompanied by a nearly larger-than-life muted yet vibrant illustration. Exquisite shades of blue convey the magic of a snowy evening filled with stars and mystery, while shimmering pictures of Santa's visit capture the season's light, excitement and hope. This book is a treasure, sure to be a valuable member of any family's Christmas collection. Originally (and anonymously) penned in 1822 under the title "A Visit From St. Nicholas," this poem has endured through generations as an imaginative and timeless celebration of Christmas and its joys. 1995, Courage Books, $9.98. Ages All. Reviewer: Catherine Campbell Wright
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"'Twas the night before Christmas…" is perhaps the best-known line of holiday poetry ever written. This children's edition is beautifully illustrated by noted artist Leonard Weisgard and is sure to bring "visions of sugar-plums" to your child's dreams.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780760706855
  • Publisher: Sandy Creek
  • Publication date: 9/15/1997
  • Pages: 26
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 11.60 (h) x 0.33 (d)

Meet the Author

Clement Moore
Clement C. Moore (1779–1863), an American scholar and poet, first wrote The Night Before Christmas in 1822 to entertain his children. A friend submitted it to a local newspaper, The Troy Sentinel, where it was published on December 23, 1823. Moore's delightful description of St. Nicholas and his eight flying reindeer has since become the definitive portrait of Santa Claus.
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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.

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  • Posted February 27, 2010

    Make wonderful MEMORIES

    This is a true classic to be shared with generations. Do not hesitate to pick this book up, the illustrations are beautiful.

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  • Posted January 16, 2010

    Classic story with vintage art

    Having a few copies of The Night Before Christmas, this copy was purchased for the art. This book is a republish of a 1949(?-it's put away now so I think that's the correct year) edition and the dated illustrations are charming.

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  • Posted February 16, 2009

    Cute Book- Kids Loved it

    Needed a good, memorable story to read to my kids on Christmas Eve. This was as good as the one I was read when I was very young.

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