The Night Before Christmas

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The Night Before Christmas

By Clement Clarke Moore; Holly Hobbie (Illustrator)

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780316070188, 40pp.

Publication Date: October 22, 2013

In her fresh imagining of Clement C. Moore's timeless classic, acclaimed watercolorist Holly Hobbie introduces an entirely new character to capture the magic and heighten the wonder of this exciting, mysterious time. Her inimitable illustrations glow with warmth and feeling and will transport you to a place where anything can happen.

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.

Holly Hobbie has worked as an artist for more than thirty years and is the author of five previous and highly acclaimed Toot & Puddle picture books, as well as an illustrated memoir, The Art of Holly Hobbie. The mother of grown children, she lives with her husband in Conway, Massachusetts.

Praise For The Night Before Christmas

"Hobbie's is one of the most attractive and engaging versions of Moore's poem, an edition to be savored, saved and shared."
-The New York Times

* "There is a hushed, magical feeling in Hobbie's masterful illustrations.... Every element of the book's thoughtful design is skillfully chosen.... One to savor over and over, year after year."
-Kirkus Reviews, starred review

* "A radiant, gorgeously illustrated rendition."
-Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Holly Hobbie has outdone herself.... Utterly enchanting."
-The Wall Street Journal

"This version of the holiday classic stand[s] out.... A fine edition to freshen up holiday collections."
-School Library Journal

"The watercolor, pen-and-ink, and gouache illustrations...capture light wonderfully."
-The Horn Book