The Night Before Christmas

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The Night Before Christmas

By Clement Clarke Moore; Mary Engelbreit (Illustrator)

HarperCollins Publishers, Hardcover, 9780060081607, 40pp.

Publication Date: September 26, 2006

Description

Readers young and old are invited into the enchanting world of Mary Engelbreit in this sparkling edition of Clement C. Moore's classic poem. It is the night before Christmas, in a house so cozy and colorful, so filled with expectation, so dusted with Christmas magic that only this beloved illustrator could have created it. Shhh. A mouse is asleep in its snug den and children are dreaming as sugarplum fairies flutter around their bed. Then there's the jingle of bells. . . .

For this merry celebration of Christmas, Mary Engelbreit has filled every page with bewitching details, rich color, and memorable characters. These include a bevy of mischievous elves, an adorable mouse, and a lovable, bespectacled Santa. The images in Mary's joyous vision will bring discovery and delight to generations of readers.



About the Author
Clement Clarke Moore (July 15, 1779 - July 10, 1863) was a writer and professor and is credited with writing "A Visit from St. Nicholas" for his children. Originally published anonymously on December 23rd, 1823, the poem that would come to be known as "'Twas the Night Before Christmas," was responsible for the creation of the Santa Claus myth as it is known in the United States and much ofthe English-speaking world.



Mary Engelbreit grew up studying the illustrations in the vintage storybooks of her mother s own childhood, and she developed a unique style that harkens back to those simpler times. Mary s distinctive images have made her a celebrity to millions, who eagerly snap up gift items, calendars, books, fabrics, and more. Mary s dearest wish has always been to illustrate for children. Her New York Times bestselling The Night Before Christmas is already part of the holiday tradition for families across the country.


Praise For The Night Before Christmas

“Fans will adore sharing this oversized, traditional treatment of the beloved Christmas poem. A delectable holiday treat.”
-Kirkus Reviews