The Night Before Christmas hardcover: The Classic Edition, The New York Times bestseller

Hardcover | October 11, 2011

IllustratorCharles Santore

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Wonderful new version of the classic poem every family should own. Lavishly illustrated by renowned artist Charles Santore, the critically acclaimed illustrator of The Wizard of Oz, Snow White, The Little Mermaid, and others. An oversized heirloom edition with a four-page gatefold. Includes embossed and foil cover.

Since it was first published anonymously in 1823, “The Night Before Christmas” has enchanted children with the story of St. Nicholas climbing down the chimney and filling all the stockings before springing back to his sleigh. Many families read the poem every year, and now they have an edition to treasure. The cherished verse, faithfully reproduced here, is accompanied by Charles Santore’s lavish illustrations.

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Wonderful new version of the classic poem every family should own. Lavishly illustrated by renowned artist Charles Santore, the critically acclaimed illustrator of The Wizard of Oz, Snow White, The Little Mermaid, and others. An oversized heirloom edition with a four-page gatefold. Includes embossed and foil cover.Since it was first pu...

Charles Santore is a renowned illustrator and his many awards include the Society of Illustrators Award of Excellence, the Alumni Award of the Philadelphia College of Art, and the Hamilton King Award. Charles Santore’s illustrations are part of the permanent collections of the Brandywine River Museum, Chadds Ford, PA; The Free Library ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:44 pages, 11 × 10.5 × 0.3 inPublished:October 11, 2011Publisher:Applesauce PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1604332379

ISBN - 13:9781604332377

Customer Reviews of The Night Before Christmas hardcover: The Classic Edition, The New York Times bestseller

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Night Before Christmas This is an entertaining read for the whole family. The story is as pertinent today as it was in the 1800's. The illustrations are beautiful and lead to many discussions about traditions and beliefs. This version is definitely a keeper!
Date published: 2016-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must open gift for christmas eve. This book is beautifully illustrated and one of the classic stories for Christmas. My daughter and her family did not have a copy of Clement Clarke Moore's wonderful story so it was a perfect gift.
Date published: 2015-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful illustrations The traditional story with beautiful illustrations that fill the pages. 
Date published: 2014-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from classic 48p 11.25x10.75 with dust jacket. Same picture under dust jacket. Large fold out illustration in the middle. Full spread illustrations with text inlaid.
Date published: 2012-10-13

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"Santore has illustrated many classic stories, including Snow White, The Wizard of Oz, and The Little Mermaid, and he now brings to life Moore’s 'A Visit from St. Nicholas' in characteristically elegant and detail-rich paintings. His is a very traditional vision, as he brings readers inside a stately colonial home, tastefully appointed with wreaths, garlands, and stockings. In a particularly nice bit of design, when the narrator 'Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash,' readers can do the same, opening a double-page gatefold that reveals a quiet village blanketed by snow—and a sleigh silhouetted against the moon. It’s a gorgeous interpretation of a beloved holiday classic. All ages. (Oct.)" --Publisher's Weekly, starred review