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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

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Description

'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.
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