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Twas the Night before Christmas (Original illustrations by Jessie Willcox Smith)
     

Twas the Night before Christmas (Original illustrations by Jessie Willcox Smith)

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by Clement Clarke Moore
 

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This carefully crafted ebook: “Twas the Night before Christmas (Original illustrations by Jessie Willcox Smith)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.

The poem, which has been called "arguably the best-known verses ever written by an American", is largely responsible for some of the conceptions of Santa

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This carefully crafted ebook: “Twas the Night before Christmas (Original illustrations by Jessie Willcox Smith)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.

The poem, which has been called "arguably the best-known verses ever written by an American", is largely responsible for some of the conceptions of Santa Claus from the mid-nineteenth century to today. Prior to the poem, American ideas about St. Nicholas and other Christmastide visitors varied considerably.

On Christmas Eve night, while his wife and children sleep, a man awakens to noises outside his house. Looking out the window, he sees St. Nicholas in an air-borne sleigh pulled by eight reindeer. After landing his sleigh on the roof, the saint enters the house through the chimney, carrying a sack of toys with him. The man watches Nicholas filling the children's Christmas stockings hanging by the fire, and laughs to himself. They share a conspiratorial moment before the saint bounds up the chimney again. As he flies away, Saint Nicholas wishes everyone a "Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night."

Clement Clarke Moore ( 1779 – 1863) was an American Professor of Oriental and Greek Literature, as well as Divinity and Biblical Learning, at the General Theological Seminary of the Protestant Episcopal Church. Located on land donated by the "Bard of Chelsea" himself, the seminary still stands today on Ninth Avenue between 20th and 21st Streets, in an area known as Chelsea Square. Moore's connection with that institution continued for over twenty-five years. He is the author of the yuletide poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas", which later became famous as "'Twas the Night Before Christmas".

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9788074848643
Publisher:
e-artnow Editions
Publication date:
09/05/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
26
Sales rank:
512,308
File size:
728 KB

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Twas the Night Before Christmas 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 43 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very disappointed in this book. Bought it for my 3 year old grandson. Thought it would be fun to read during the Holidays, what a bummer it turned out to be. Even though description talked about illustrations there were none. Hard to keep a little one interested without pictures. Would not recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Twas the nightvis bad there is no picture they need to change that part so klds read it
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a lovely children¿s poem about a man who hears Santa Claus on his rooftop on Christmas Eve. The story is told in verse and warms my heart every time I hear it. I love to read this poem to my children at Christmas. They always try to remember the names of the reindeer just as Santa calls them out. It is a wonderful book to read and to share. This poem was written by Clement Clarke Moore. He was born on July 15, 1779 and passed away on July 10, 1863. He died at home in his Newport home in Rhode Island. He is now buried in New York ay the Trinity Churchyard Cemetery. One of his daughters Mary C. Moore Ogden illustrated his poem in a book called A Visit From St. Nicholas c 1995. Moore, Clement Clarke, `Twas The Knight Before Christmas. Cambridge: Candlewick Press, 2002. Reading Level 4.3
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My eight year old son had a great time reading this book. He read it the first night of advent and every night there after until Christmas Day. The illustrations on every page really added to the poem.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
1 person gave it a thumps up. another person said omg i love that book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Have the book in paper.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I dont know anything about this book but what im seeing so far is that it has no pictures. If it doesnt then I wouldnt recommend this!
GrandmomCathy50 More than 1 year ago
We gave this recordable book as a Christmas gift for our almost 2 year old niece. Her parents were delighted that they could record their voices reading this book, and that she could pretend to read it along with them. I must say it was a big hit.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its only 2 pages of credits
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is ok
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
No pictures in it. Kind of sad. Dont buy it. It is not worth the money.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We missed having some illustrations. A picture of Santa would have help. But you can't complain when a book is free.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It dosent matter if it has no pis its just abour what christmas i really about it is a really nice book to read around the holidays!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I dont care if there is not pics ld just read for myself
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this story i want this for the holidays so i can read it to my family
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Doesn't even show how the book looks like in side.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this poem because it is about Christmas
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a text only version of the poem, prefaced by a short author bio and poem history. Should be free.