The Knights Before Christmas

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The Knights Before Christmas

By Joan Holub; Scott Magoon (Illustrator)

Henry Holt & Company, Hardcover, 9780805099324, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 8, 2015


'Twas December 24th, and three brave knights were just settling in for the night when out on the drawbridge, there arose such a clatter The knights try everything to get rid of this unknown invader (Santa Claus ), a red and white knight with a fleet of dragons . . .

"But nothing would stop"
"their white-whiskered foe."
"No matter their efforts, "
"he just would not go "
""This parody of Clement Clarke Moore's well-known poem "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" is kid-friendly, clever, and just plain silly sure to become a holiday classic of a different kind.

A Christy Ottaviano Book.

About the Author
Joan Holub is the author and illustrator of more that 130 children's books, including "Zero the Hero," "Little Red Writing," and the Goddess Girls series. She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina. Scott Magoon is the illustrator of many books for young readers, including "Spoon" and "Chopsticks" by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, and the author and illustrator of "The" "Boy Who Cried Bigfoot" and "Breathe." The art director at Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, he lives in the Boston area with his wife and two sons.