The Soldiers' Night Before Christmas

The Soldiers' Night Before Christmas

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The Soldiers' Night Before Christmas by Trish Holland, Christine Ford, John Manders

"'Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the base Only sentries were stirring—they guarded the place.
The soldiers were sleeping and snoring away As they dreamed of 'back home' on good Christmas Day..."

One Christmas Eve at a military barracks in the Middle East, some homesick soldiers are paid a visit by Sergeant McClaus, the Santa of Soldiers. This lively and poignant tale is inspired by Clement C. Moore's classic yuletide poem.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780375937958
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 09/12/2006
Series: Big Little Golden Book Series
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.26(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.29(d)
Age Range: 2 - 5 Years

About the Author

Trish Holland, originally from Jackson, MI, wrote LASSO THE MOON, a Little Golden Book that pubbed in May, 2005.

This is Christine Ford's third book. Her picture book, SNOW, was published in 1999 by HarperCollins. Her novel, SCOUT, will be published by Delacorte in Spring, 2006. Ms. Ford grew up in Pittsfield, MA. The author lives in Arlington, TX.

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The Soldiers' Night Before Christmas 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
SharenLeigh More than 1 year ago
Our three boys love reading this around Christmas... The fact that they (we!) can relate to the story make it even more enjoyable for them and the positive story line portrays a happy image of life as a soldier in the midst of a sometimes hard lifestyle.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book while my husband was deployed to Iraq over the holidays. I also was working in an elementary school on post where we had many Dad's deployed that year. The kids loved the book as much as I did. It is great for getting kids talking about a deployed parent too!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Page_3 More than 1 year ago
I bought this classic story, set in an Army camp, for my grandson, whose daddy is in the Army. The whole family loved it. My grandson is only 3, so he enjoyed having this wonderful story read to him numerous times over the holidays. Now that his daddy has been deployed to Iraq, it is even more special because he understands that Santa doesn't forget those soldiers like his daddy.
PHIsteePink More than 1 year ago
When I first started reading, I thought this might not come off too well...but quickly I was proven wrong. This book is a great way for parents to talk with their children about the soldiers who are guarding our freedom! Frankly, as an American benefitting from our soldiers' guardianship--it was a great reminder to me!! This is book we can all take a critical message from--and it is done in a charming wonder-filled way. Thank you to the authors!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
as the wife of a soldier and a member of my husbands company FRG this book is great!!! its not the traditional sad christmas story you hear during deployment. in fact we read it to the kids at our company xmas party. they loved it even if 98% of their fathers are deployed for 15months in iraq, including my husband. i recommened this book!!! its great!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book it gave me chills... I just think of all the men and women so far from there families during this holiday year, it is a great gift to give to any military family or to send to you loved one who is deployed this holiday year. Bless our soldiers!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a fun update on the Night Before Christmas with a military twist (Instead of Santa there's Sgt McClaus.) My husband and 3 of his best friends are in the military, and I've bought copies of this book for all 4 of them! Great for kids and adults alike.