The Navy's Night Before Christmas by Christine FordThe Navy's Night Before Christmas by Christine Ford

The Navy's Night Before Christmas

byChristine Ford, Trish HollandIllustratorJohn Manders

Picture Books | September 9, 2014

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Inspired by the classic "The Night Before Christmas," this story about a visit from “the Santa of Sailors” is perfect for military families and children whose relatives can't be home to celebrate Christmas with them in person.
 
’Twas the night before Christmas, when way out to sea
Not a creature was stirring to windward or lee.
The sailors were nestled all snug in their racks
Like orders of pancakes, so tight were the stacks.
 
One Christmas Eve out at sea, some homesick sailors are paid a visit by Master Chief Claus, the Santa of Sailors. This lively and poignant tale was inspired by Clement C. Moore’s classic yuletide poem.
CHRISTINE FORD and TRISH HOLLAND co-authored the Golden titles The Soldiers' Night Before Christmas and Ocean's Child. Trish Holland has penned the Little Golden Books Lasso the Moon, Come Back, Zack! and I Can Do It!JOHN MANDERS is a prolific illustrator of books for children. He most recently illustrated COWBOY CHRISTMAS for Golden B...
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Title:The Navy's Night Before ChristmasFormat:Picture BooksDimensions:32 pages, 10.5 × 8.25 × 0.29 inPublished:September 9, 2014Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0385369980

ISBN - 13:9780385369985

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Editorial Reviews

Kirkus Reviews, September 1, 2014:
"Young readers who like ships and planes will be drawn to this setting, and anyone with a connection to the U.S. Navy would be pleased to find this under the Christmas tree."