The Night Before Christmas
Publication Date: October 2009
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T’was the night before Christmas, and all through the house for decades families have gathered together to read Clement C. Moore’s eternally enchanting holiday poem. And now there’s a magical new version to ring in the season with joy.
Featuring beautiful original illustrations by award-winning artist Tom Browning, this stunning edition of The Night Before Christmas stands apart from the rest. Browning, regarded in the gift industry as America’s premiere Santa painter, has created a classically styled Saint Nickthe quintessential round, jolly, white-bearded figure that everyone, young and old, imagines. The look is timeless, traditional, filled with warmth and sentiment: exactly what Christmas should be.
The story’s enduring charm and Browning’s memorable art make The Night Before Christmas a must-have for any child who is just discovering the taleand every adult who has loved it forever.
Tom Browning is the author of many publications, including the acclaimed instructional book Timeless Techniques for Better Oil Painting. He is also the illustrator of the successful children’s book Santa’s Time Off and an award-winning member of the Northwest Rendezvous Group. Browning’s art is represented by the Wilcox Gallery in Jackson, Wyoming.He lives with his wife Joyce in Bend, Oregon, where they have operated a decorator print and greeting card business for the past twenty-two years. His Santas appear in many manufactured products, including top-selling designs in clothtique figures by Possible Dreams.