The Knights Before Christmas

The Knights Before Christmas Cover

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 New York Times bestselling author of Mighty Dads. She is also author and/or illustrator of over 130 other books for children, including author of the picture books Zero the Hero and Little Red Writing, a School Library Journal and Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2013, and is coauthor of the bestselling Goddess Girls and Grimmtastic Girls middle grade series. She has two cats named Chip and Boo.

SCOTT MAGOON is an art director who has written and illustrated several acclaimed picture books, including Hugo and Miles in I ve Painted Everything. He lives in Reading, Massachusetts.