Pennsylvania Dutch Night Before Christmas

Pennsylvania Dutch Night Before Christmas


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Pennsylvania Dutch Night Before Christmas by James Rice, Chet Williamson

The Pennsylvania Dutch dialect and the antics of the crotchety Belsnickel will make this a Christmas tale to enjoy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781565547216
Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/21/2000
Series: Night Before Christmas Series
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 664,148
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Author/illustrator James Rice (1934-2004) produced sixty books, including the illustrations for Pelican’s treasured The Night Before Christmas Series. Rice’s first book, the well-loved classic Cajun Night Before Christmas®, has more than 750,000 copies in print. Young readers can enjoy more of Gaston®’s adventures in Gaston® Goes to Mardi Gras and sample Rice’s other children’s stories with favorites such as Texas Jack at the Alamo. With more than 1.5 million copies of his books in print, Rice ranks among the nation’s best-selling creators of children’s books, receiving awards from Printer Industries of America and the Children’s Book Council, among others. Years after his death, Rice’s family found the art and text Gaston® Joins the Circus, and this discovery has brought Gaston® back for one more adventure!

Chet Williamson is an award-winning writer of fantasy, horror, and science fiction. Over eighty of his short stories have appeared in such publications as The New Yorker , Esquire , Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction , and many other magazines and anthologies. He has been a final nominee for the World Fantasy Award, the Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award, and the Horror Writers Stoker Award. Williamson, who is also a trained actor, lives in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania. This is his first children's book.

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Pennsylvania Dutch Night Before Christmas 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As residents of Lancaster County this version of the traditional poem has brought us much laughter and enjoyment. Reading it has become a traditional part of my sister's annual cookie exchange. My nieces request it every year and love listening to my mother read it because she knows all the rhythms and pronounciations.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent book for anyone even vaguely familiar with the Amish. Coming from Lancaster County, PA our family enjoyed this book immensely. We received a copy as a gift and immediately went out and bought 4 more copies to give as gifts. It will be at the top of our gift-giving list next Christmas. You will especially enjoy the PA Dutch Belsnickel and the '4 steers, 4 cows and a plow' replacing the traditional reindeer and sleigh.