The Night Before Christmas

November 1, 2009|
The Night Before Christmas by Clement Moore
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Here is a delightful poem that tells the story of the night before Christmas, when Santa Claus arrives with his reindeer and clambers down the chimney to fill the stockings by the hearth. The text and pictures combine to capture the feeling of magic and excitement, and give a real sense of warmth and Christmas spirit. Tomie dePaola has set the poem in the 1840s, using his own home in a small New Hampshire village as a model. The borders to the pages are based on designs from New England quilts, giving the book a wonderfully nostalgic feel.
Clement Clarke Moore (1779-1863) was a professor at a theological college in the US. He wrote The Night Before Christmas in 1823. Tomie dePaola has been published for 40 years and has written and/or illustrated over 200 books. He has been recognized with many awards including the prestigious Caldecott Honor Award and the Newbery Honor ...
Title:The Night Before Christmas
Product dimensions:32 pages, 10.98 X 8.43 X 1.32 in
Shipping dimensions:32 pages, 10.98 X 8.43 X 1.32 in
Published:November 1, 2009
Publisher:Oxford University Press
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780192728470

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