Twas The Night Before Christmas: Edited by Santa Claus for the Benefit of Children of the 21st Century

Twas The Night Before Christmas: Edited by Santa Claus for the Benefit of Children of the 21st Century

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by Clement Clarke Moore
     
 

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Twas the Night Before Christmas is edited by Santa Claus for the benefit of children of the twenty-first century. Letter from Santa Claus: In this special twenty-first-century edition, selected lines have quietly slipped from the pages. Here at the North Pole, we decided to leave all of that tired old business of smoking well behind us a long time ago.

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Twas the Night Before Christmas is edited by Santa Claus for the benefit of children of the twenty-first century. Letter from Santa Claus: In this special twenty-first-century edition, selected lines have quietly slipped from the pages. Here at the North Pole, we decided to leave all of that tired old business of smoking well behind us a long time ago. The reindeer also asked that I confirm that I have only ever worn faux fur out of respect for endangered species. Publishers note: It was our sincere pleasure to act on Santa’s express wishes. As the direct link between the exposure to the depiction of characters smoking and youth initiation to nicotine has been well established, we were compelled to make these recommended changes.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"The Night Before Christmas is the best known poem in the English language. If someone gave us its first line, most of us could recite the second line automatically."
--Bruce David Forbes, Author

Winner of 4 IBPA 2013 Benjamin Franklin Awards,including first place best cover,Moonbeam Children's Book Awards 2012 Gold Medal best holiday book, first place at the Global International Ebook Awards best Christian children's title,gold place for the Mom's Choice Awards in 2013. The edition is the first in the poem's 190 history to present Santa Claus as smoke-less. This small yet significant edit captured international media attention including the New York Post, Associated Press, NBC Nightly News, The Colbert Report and The View. The debate over the edit went to the airwaves,including the BBC,and National Public Radio. The book became a *bestseller on Amazon.com in both 2012 and 2013 with hundreds of positive reviews to its credit. Over 1,000 children aged 3-7 were interviewed about smoking and the result was that 98% of them wished no one smoked. This was produced with these children in mind. Positive reviews:Kirkus,Midwest Book Review,Resources Children's Literature Journal.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780987902313
Publisher:
Grafton and Scratch Publishers
Publication date:
09/10/2013
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
625,491
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
2 - 5 Years

Meet the Author


Clement C. Moore (1779–1863) is widely regarded as the very poet of Christmas Eve. Much of the way we have come to celebrate December 24 is based on Moore’s portrayal of a jolly Santa who, along with his team of reindeer, brings happiness to children and joy to the world. Twas the Night Before Christmas was originally published in the New York Troy Sentinel newspaper in 1823. It has become the most famous poem in the English language. In 2011, various editions of this enchanting poem spent thirty-six weeks on the New York Times best-sellers list under the children’s category.

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Twas the Night Before Christmas: Edited by Santa Claus for the Benefit of Children of the 21st Century 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book with great pictures,however this is a classic story thats been around forever i was very dissapointed that they left out the part about his pipe! Dont change a classic story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Unacceptably altered a classic.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Don't get it for NOOK. ONLY RATED IT 1 BECAUSE I HAD TO RATE.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Don't get this book if you plan on using on your Nook Tablet. It's slow and buggy. Also, it's just scans of the original book pages that don't fit on the Nook's screen.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Clement C. Moore did not write the story as written in this book. My husband, if living today, would be heart broken to know that with all the changes it is not the writings of his Great Uncle. I will pass on buying the book for my Great nephews and niece and other children. I think the store should post a sign to say this is not the original version
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have always loved this and this version is so beautifully illustrated! It is a must for any ebook collection!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This slowed down and oft froze the nook simple touch.
Jess_Marie More than 1 year ago
Twas the Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore has been edited to remove the reference to smoking in this lovable classic Christmas story! If you're like me, you would prefer not to portray to your children that Santa Claus is a smoker. The lines: "The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth, And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath" have been removed to benefit young readers. This book is beautifully illustrated and I love that there is a little note from Santa at the end, stating that he has left smoking behind, and couldn't be happier and healthier. What an awesome and beneficial change to this book! Great Job!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ffffggg
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
And all through the house, not a creature was stiring EXCEPT FOR ME!I WAS SHAKING MY PRESENTS
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Doesn't show up right! I want my money back!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great!!!!!!
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MomsChoiceAwards More than 1 year ago
Twas the Night Before Christmasis a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom’s Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS’s Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, New York Times best-selling Author and; LeAnn Thieman, motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books. Parents and educators look for the Mom’s Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families.
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megHan-sHena More than 1 year ago
Twas the Night Before Christmas I found this book for free on Amazon and thought it was really interesting that this book had the part of smoking edited, by Santa Claus himself, out of the story.  That was one of the things that always got me thinking when I was younger about the original - my parents smoked for awhile, my sister does now, but I never have and always thought it was disgusting that he did.   This is one of my favorite Christmas stories - beautifully done with some amazing illustrations.  Definitely a must for people who love Christmas books, especially this story, and so worth what the author is selling it for.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think this book has good description. It is good for anyone who wants to read one of the many versions of the night before christmas:)!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this story and found this particular edition to be very colorful with lots of details for the enjoyment of the little kids I read to. I particularly liked the reindeer characters who are darling. This was a big hit with my classroom kids and I recommend it. I have the hardcover edition and will treasure it as a holiday tradition.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its based on a song
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
DID U KNOW THAT ITS SOPPOSED TO BE "NOT EVAN A. MOUSE" THE AUTHOR HAD REALLY BAD WRITING BACK THEN
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't wait till christmas.We already boaght a christmas tree!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!