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'Twas the Night Before Christmas

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'Twas the Night Before Christmas
Written by Clement C. Moore
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781536217995
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'Twas the Night Before Christmas
Or Account of a Visit from St. Nicholas

author: Clement C. Moore
illustrator: Matt Tavares

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
in hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there.

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 poem “Account of a Visit from St. Nicholas”—written by Clement C. Moore in 1822 and published the next year in the Troy Sentinel—a plumper, merrier St. Nick was born, transformed into the sleigh-riding, chimney-diving jolly old elf we now call Santa Claus. With gorgeous monochrome illustrations by Matt Tavares that are meticulously true to pre-Victorian times, this reissue of the holiday favorite ’Twas the Night Before Christmas Or Account of a Visit from St. Nicholas honors the poem’s original language in a definitive keepsake volume.

Exquisitely detailed drawings by Matt Tavares embody the spirit of a magical night now in a lavish, full-size gift edition marking the two-hundredth anniversary of the classic poem.
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
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isbn-10/isbn-13:
1536217999 /  9781536217995
on sale date:
09/2022
type/format:
Fiction - Illustrated Classic / Hardback
age range:
3 yrs - 7 yrs
# of pages/size:
32 / 9 3/4" x 11 5/16"
grade range:
Preschool - Grade 2
 
subjects:
Classics; Holidays & Celebrations; Legends, Myths, Fables;
author’s comments:
Matt Tavares is the author-illustrator of numerous acclaimed picture books, including Red and Lulu and Dasher: How a Brave Little Doe Changed Christmas Forever, as well as Becoming Babe Ruth, Growing Up Pedro, and other sports biographies. He is the illustrator of Twenty-One Steps: Guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier by Jeff Gottesfeld and The Gingerbread Pirates by Kristin Kladstrup, among many other picture books. Matt Tavares lives in Maine.
 
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