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This playful takeoff on the original Night Before Christmas will delight young readers and all readers who are young at heart. So "Gather the young'uns and grown-up-ones too/Sit back and relax, you can kick off your shoes/And I'll tell you a tale full of down-home good cheer/Of how Christmas works when it travels down here."
With entertaining illustrations by James Rice, one of the South's leading illustrators of children's books, and a charming text written by Robert Bernardini, both Southerners and those who simply wish they were are sure to love this adaptation of the well-known Christmas poem.
Robert Bernardini, creator of "l'il elf Jed," resides in Columbia, South Carolina. His love of the South and of children led him to write A Southern Time Christmas , a story of Christmas without snow. James Rice, whose works now number over 1,000,000 copies in print, completed his M.F.A. studies at Stephen F. Austin University. He travels year-round throughout the country speaking to schoolchildren.
When a Southern farmer discovers an elf who has fallen from Santa's sleigh, the elf tells him about Santa's annual trip to the South.