The Night Before Christmas

The Night Before Christmas

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by Tom Browning, Clement C. Moore
     
 

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'Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house …
 
For decades families have gathered together to read Clement C. Moore's enchanting holiday poem. Featuring beautiful original illustrations by award-winning artist Tom Browning, this stunning edition stands apart from the rest. Browning has created a classic Saint Nick—the

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'Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house …
 
For decades families have gathered together to read Clement C. Moore's enchanting holiday poem. Featuring beautiful original illustrations by award-winning artist Tom Browning, this stunning edition stands apart from the rest. Browning has created a classic Saint Nick—the quintessential round, jolly, white-bearded figure that everyone imagines. The look is timeless, filled with warmth and sentiment: exactly what Christmas should be.

The story's enduring charm and Browning's memorable art make The Night Before Christmas a must-have for any child who is just discovering the tale—and every adult who has loved it forever.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2–A series of greeting-card-type paintings fails to coalesce as a new or unique addition to the many versions of the classic poem already available. The layout is static and somewhat confusing with a variety of unrelated cameo images appearing in the text boxes. The full-page images of Santa seem suitable for framing, but not really much else.–Anne Connor, Los Angeles Public Library
Kirkus Reviews
Those who seek a large-format, traditional interpretation of this Christmas classic will enjoy this pleasant though not exceptional effort. Browning's realistic paintings offer an old-fashioned setting and a handsome, jolly Santa in a resplendent costume with lots of fur trim and a huge belt. This version focuses directly on Santa on most pages, following him closely as he arrives, leaves his gifts and then departs with his sleigh and reindeer into the night sky. Text blocks are set off with decorative borders and smaller illustrations of Santa at home in his workshop. An introductory author's note provides the traditional view of Moore as the author of the poem without mentioning the considerable controversy over the poem's true attribution. This note concludes with the questionable statement that "almost all the children in the world have read this poem." (Picture book. 3-6)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781454913559
Publisher:
Sterling Children's Books
Publication date:
10/07/2014
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
40
Sales rank:
1,058,567
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 11.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
5 Years

Meet the Author


Tom Browning is a nationally acclaimed and award-winning artist known for both his Santa images and his fine art, which includes a wide array of subjects. His paintings of Santa Claus have been licensed for countless products with global distribution and are now famous around the world. Although Tom now spends his time primarily painting fine art, he continues to create several Santas each year and to add them to his private collection. Tom lives in Bend, OR. For more information, visit his website at tombrowning.com.
 

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The Night Before Christmas 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 34 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think that this is an amazing book for children and that every parent out there needs to get this vook for their children and most of all just enjoy all the time you have with your children cuz when you're old they never come back
knwagoner More than 1 year ago
This book was very beautifully illustrated, each picture going perfectly with the story. A must buy for anyone that loves the classics!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The artwork is amazing. This book I will be reading to my Grandkids for many years to come. The book has a very high quality look and feel to it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love reading it to the Grand kids Christmas eve!!
SuzyqPS More than 1 year ago
Beautiful art, great review of memories from childhood and for my own grandsons experience~
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for my one year old niece. There is artwork on every page, and the text is laid out perfectly for a bedtime story.
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The elf on the shelf is a wonderful book for little ones!
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The frandchildren loved this book. Pictures older and very good.
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First-rate artwork, the kind that appeals to both kids and adults.
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