The Knights Before Christmas

The Knights Before Christmas


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The Knights Before Christmas by Joan Holub, Scott Magoon

'Twas December 24th, and three brave knights were just settling in for the night when out on the drawbridge, there arose such a clatter! The knights try everything to get rid of this unknown invader (Santa Claus!), a red and white knight with a fleet of dragons . . .

But nothing would stop
their white-whiskered foe.
No matter their efforts,
he just would not go!

This parody of Clement Clarke Moore's well-known poem 'Twas the Night Before Christmas is kid-friendly, clever, and just plain silly—sure to become a holiday classic of a different kind.

A Christy Ottaviano Book

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780805099324
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Publication date: 09/08/2015
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 9.20(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Joan Holub is the author and illustrator of more that 130 children's books, including Zero the Hero, Little Red Writing, and the Goddess Girls series. She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Scott Magoon is the illustrator of many books for young readers, including Spoon and Chopsticks by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, and the author and illustrator of The Boy Who Cried Bigfoot and Breathe. The art director at Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, he lives in the Boston area with his wife and two sons.

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The Knights Before Christmas 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
lauralovesreviewingLT More than 1 year ago
You all know the poem “Twas The Night Before Christmas. I remember it from a very young age. My brothers and sisters and I used to like to make up our own words for the rhyming.That’s what Joan Holub has done. Brave Knight, Polite Knight, and Silent Knight, three valiant young lads, must man the battlements, keeping the mysterious invader and his eight fierce dragons from entering the castle. What a delightful story. The author got very creative with her telling. And she also had a fun little twist on the spirit of giving. The book is large but not very thick. Easy for young readers to hold or for parents to read out loud to their kids. The pages are thick and glossy with so many colorful, delightful scenes. And there’s plenty of silly comments to make you and your little ones giggle. “Jingle bells. Invader smells. Jingle all the waaay…” A new book to add to your holiday tradition, reading it over and over.. I received this book for my honest review.