The Soldiers' Night Before Christmas by Christine FordThe Soldiers' Night Before Christmas by Christine Ford

The Soldiers' Night Before Christmas

byChristine Ford, Trish Holland

Picture Books | September 12, 2006

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The perfect Christmas book for military families and anyone with loved ones serving overseas. 

"'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.
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 A...
Title:The Soldiers' Night Before ChristmasFormat:Picture BooksDimensions:32 pages, 10.31 × 8.25 × 0.32 inPublished:September 12, 2006Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0375837957

ISBN - 13:9780375837951

Appropriate for ages: 2 - 5


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Soldiers night before Christmas It is a great story that I have told my kids for years. When I was in Iraq I sent this book back to the states along with a did of me reading it to them from the USO in Balad, Iraq. This has become a tradition in my home.
Date published: 2013-12-21