A Creature Was Stirring

One Boy's Night Before Christmas

By Carter Goodrich (Illustrator); Carter Goodrich (Adapted by)
(Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, Hardcover, 9780689863998, 40pp.)

Publication Date: October 2006

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Description
'Twas the night before Christmas, and in this great house the creature who stirred was a boy, not a mouse.
And while upstairs his parents were dreaming and snoring, with Santa so close, sleep seemed pretty boring.
Esteemed "New Yorker" cover artist Carter Goodrich retells the story of "'Twas the night before Christmas" from the child's point of view.
With Clement Clarke Moore's classic poem one one side of every page, and a child's comedic rhyming on the other, this magical book about seeing and dreaming of Santa Claus will inspire readers of all ages to believe.
Against a luminous backdrop of midnight and silver, memories of Christmases past and present converge in a modern classic born in the tradition of "The Polar Express.



About the Author
Carter Goodrich has illustrated sixteen "New Yorker" covers and was the lead character designer for "Brave, Ratatouille" (for which he won the International Animated Film Society's Annie Award for character design), and "Despicable Me". He has designed characters for many other beloved animated films, including "Finding Nemo"; "Monsters, Inc"; and "Open Season". Of the films he has worked on, four have gone on to win Academy Awards. A Rhode Island School of Design graduate, he has twice been awarded the gold medal from the Society of Illustrators in New York. His picture books include "We Forgot Brock!", "Say Hello to Zorro!", "Zorro Gets an Outfit", "Mister Bud Wears the Cone", "A Creature Was Stirring", and "The Hermit Crab". Carter lives in Los Angeles, California. Be sure to visit Carter at CarterGoodrich.com.

Carter Goodrich has illustrated sixteen "New Yorker" covers and was the lead character designer for "Brave, Ratatouille" (for which he won the International Animated Film Society's Annie Award for character design), and "Despicable Me". He has designed characters for many other beloved animated films, including "Finding Nemo"; "Monsters, Inc"; and "Open Season". Of the films he has worked on, four have gone on to win Academy Awards. A Rhode Island School of Design graduate, he has twice been awarded the gold medal from the Society of Illustrators in New York. His picture books include "We Forgot Brock!", "Say Hello to Zorro!", "Zorro Gets an Outfit", "Mister Bud Wears the Cone", "A Creature Was Stirring", and "The Hermit Crab". Carter lives in Los Angeles, California. Be sure to visit Carter at CarterGoodrich.com.
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