'Twas the Night Before Christmas (Holiday Classics) (Paperback)

By Jessie Willcox Smith (Illustrator), Clement Clarke Moore

HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780395643747

Publication Date: October 26, 1992

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (9/26/2005)
Hardcover (9/26/2005)
Paperback (10/25/2011)

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'Twas the Night Before Christmas has been in print for more than eighty years, and this version of the beloved poem with classic illustrations has become as much a part of Christmas as Santa Claus.

About the Author

Jessie Wilcox Smith (September 6, 1863 - May 3, 1935) was a prolific illustrator of magazines and children's books. She was a frequent contributor to Ladies Home Journal. A student of Howard Pyle, some of her best-known work for children includes Charles Kingsley's The Water Babies.

Clement Clarke Moore (July 15, 1779 - July 10, 1863) was a writer and professor and is credited with writing "A Visit from St. Nicholas" for his children. Originally published anonymously on December 23rd, 1823, the poem that would come to be known as "'Twas the Night Before Christmas," was responsible for the creation of the Santa Claus myth as it is known in the United States and much of the English-speaking world.