The Night Before Christmas-In Texas, That Is

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This clever, Texas-style tale has entertained audiences for more than forty years. A Western Santa Claus-decked out in Levis, a ten-gallon Stetson, a cowboy vest, and with a bandana around his neck-makes his Christmas journey on a buckboard piled high with presents.
Swooping in over the prairie to the amazement of sleepy residents and jackrabbits alike, a plump, jovial Santa parks his buckboard outside a peaceful ranch house. From boot-stuffing...
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Overview

This clever, Texas-style tale has entertained audiences for more than forty years. A Western Santa Claus-decked out in Levis, a ten-gallon Stetson, a cowboy vest, and with a bandana around his neck-makes his Christmas journey on a buckboard piled high with presents.
Swooping in over the prairie to the amazement of sleepy residents and jackrabbits alike, a plump, jovial Santa parks his buckboard outside a peaceful ranch house. From boot-stuffing gifts to the faithful "hosses" pulling his "sleigh," this is a Christmas tale rich in Texas tradition.
Written by Leon A. Harris and illustrated in full color by Meg Wohlberg, this festive story ropes in the spirits of Christmas and Texas while kindling readers' imaginations.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780882891750
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/1977
  • Series: Night Before Christmas Series
  • Pages: 20
  • Sales rank: 959,381
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 10.48 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Meet the Author

Harris entertained and educated audiences of all ages. His works include children's books on subjects ranging from a French mouse to Russian ballet schools to the Peruvian children. He also wrote for historical journals and contemporary magazines. A writer who could capture the imagination of any reader, Harris had most recently been published in Town and Country and Smithsonian magazines. He passed away on August 17, 2000.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2009

    Remembered from Childhood

    This illustrated poem The Night Before Christmas In Texas That Is has been a favorite of mine since it was published in 1952. I had never had a copy of it so I was thrilled to purchase it when I saw it in Barnes and Noble just before Christmas. I enjoyed reading it with my grandchildren and will do it each year. This book would be a much enjoyed addition to anyone's Christmas book collection whether you're a Texan or not.<BR/><BR/> I grew up in Dallas in the 40's and 50's when all the big department stores had wonderful themed Christmas displays in the store windows.What beautiful and fun windows the stores provided the magic that is Christmas for little ones. In 1952 A.Harris Department Store in downtown Dallas used this poem as their theme. It was told and illustrated in their big windows and their Santa was dressed in Levi's, cowboy boots and hat. <BR/><BR/> It was a special time to grow up. My parents though not rich still filled our Christmases with many happy memories of The Christ Child, singing carols, and Santa Claus. The day after Thanksgiving we always went downtown to see the store windows and Santa who didn't arrive until that day at the stores. I have tried to pass these memories along to my children and now my grandchildren.

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