'Twas the Night Before Christmas
'Twas the Night Before Christmas
Written by Anonymous
Format: Hard Cover- Unjacketed
ISBN-10: 0763631183
ISBN-13: 9780763631185
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'Twas the Night Before Christmas

author: Anonymous
illustrator: Matt Tavares

Once upon a time, children imagined St. Nicholas as a stern, skinny bishop who was as likely to dole out discipline as Christmas presents. But thanks to the anonymous publication of the poem "Account of a Visit from St. Nicholas" in the TROY SENTINAL in 1823, a plumper, merrier St. Nick was born, transformed into the sleigh-riding, chimney-diving, jolly old elf we now call Santa Claus. Complemented by gorgeous monochrome illustrations that are meticulously true to pre-Victorian times, this definitive volume of 'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, honoring the poem's original language, is now available in a compact gift edition.

"Lushly textured pencil drawings capture the mystery, surprise, and anticipation of . . . the most magical night of the year." -- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$8.99 / $10.00
isbn-10/isbn-13:
0763631183 / 9780763631185
on sale date:
09/2006
type/format:
Picture book / Hard Cover- Unjacketed
age range:
5 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
32 / 7 5/16" x 8 1/2"
grade range:
Kindergarten and up
 
subjects:
Classics; Holidays and Special Days; Winter Holidays;
author’s comments:
Matt Tavares is the author-illustrator of three baseball-inspired favorites: ZACHARY'S BALL, OLIVER'S GAME, and MUDBALL. He lives in Ogunquit, Maine.
 
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